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The Peak to Powderkeg


Sat 8 Oct 2011, 2:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Turoa Ski Area, Turoa Mountain Rd, National Park, Tongariro

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Individual adult/youth: $65.00
  • Team (at least 1 female): $145.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: powderkeg

Come ski/board, run, bike and skull a beer in the North Island's premier alpine triathlon, from the top of Turoa to the Powderhorn Chateau at the bottom of the Mountain Road! Get amongst it!

Contingency October 22nd, 23rd 2011.

Sprint from the top of the Express to Big Bowl, ski/board from the top of Big Bowl down to the Base Area via marked runs (Big Bowl, Yahoo, Blythe Flat, Boneyard then Clarry's Track), put your running snoes on and run from the Base Area down the Mountain Road to the 12.5 km mark, jump on your bike and keep going down the road until you get to town, pull off on Thames Street, get off your bike in the Unload Area, run to the end of the Unload Area, cross Thames Street in marked crossing zone, run back towards Goldfinch/Mountain Road, follow barriers into the Powderkeg Plaza, skull a beer (non-alcoholic beverage for kids) and you're finished!

Leg 1: Sprint and Ski/Board
Leg 2: Run
Leg 3: Bike, Sprint and Skull

2pm - registration at Turoa Customer Services closes. Any pre-registered participants must pick-up bib at Turoa Customer Services prior to 2pm on day of event.

5pm - Start individual men & women classes;
5:05pm - Start open teams;
5:10pm - Start youth divisions (individual and team);
6:30-8pm - Awards and BBQ at PowderKeg.

Key information for competitors:
Competitor assistants: Each open and junior individual competitor and junior team is required to have an assistant of legal driving age to retrieve all of the competitor’s gear from staging areas and transport down the mountain road. If a competitor is going to leave gear (outerwear) at the Start, the competitor’s assistant must accompany the competitor to the top of the course to retrieve left gear, then follow (after all divisions have started) down to Stage 1 to collect ski gear, then drive down the mountain road after road closure has been released (after last competitor is on running leg).

Lift access: Lifts close at regular operational times. It is the responsibility of the participant and competitor’s assistant to ensure they are at the Rider’s Briefing in the Turoa Plaza at 3:30. Competition lift operating times will not be extended unless weather dictates otherwise.

Safety equipment:
- Helmets: All competitors must wear helmets for the ski/board leg and the bike leg. See entry form for details.
- Outer wear: During the ski/board leg, competitors must wear appropriate ski attire. Costumes are acceptable as long as they are appropriate attire for the conditions.

Road closure: The road will be closed to up-hill traffic at 4:20pm and closed to downhill traffic at 5pm. Be aware, although the road is closed, it does not guarantee that there will not be any traffic on the road. Please stay in downhill traffic lane. The road will be re-opened after the last competitor has completed the race.