The Powder Keg Cup, Eaglecrest’s after-hours uphill-downhill race series, is back full force and in-person! The event turnout last weekend was great! Lots of spectators lined up at the Tower Bar to see a photo finish and some truly impressive finish times!

PKC was originally intended to be a single-race format this year. But, since enthusiasm for the first race was so high, we decided to plan two more! We are spicing things up by adding more divisions based on age. In addition to the usual divisions of men’s & women’s ski and split board, we’ll have one for participants ages 45-59, with another division for those 60+! There will also be an award for the best costume!

Register online or bring $15 in cash to donate to the CAAC.

Race #3 registration link:


Dates: March 19, March 26, April 2
Check-in: 4:00 – 4:30 PM
Start time: 4:30 PM
Entry fee: $15
Route: Get to the top of Ptarmigan (and back) intact! Routing will be announced during event check-in. Remember that Steep Chutes is uncontrolled avalanche terrain outside operating hours.
Required Gear: Beacon, Probe, Shovel

.Just like in 2019, overall champions will be crowned based on their best two finishes! Prizes donated by Foggy Mountain Shop, Coppa, and Wild Oven.

Eaglecrest is considered backcountry terrain when not operating, and Ski Patrol services are unavailable. Know Before You Go! Racers must carry an avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. Participation is at your own risk.

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