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11,053' Winter Ezakimak Challenge

Date / Time
Apr 23 / 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Lodge Base Area
Winter Events, Family Fun, Entertainment, Cross Country Ski, Après , Summer Fun, Summer Events, Summer Adventure, Mountain Biking

"After running up and down mountains all over the globe, the Ezakimak remains one of the most excitingly beautiful events I've been a part of."

     -Tim Tollefson, 2015 Ezakimak King of the Mountain

Challenge yourself on a race from the base to the summit of Mammoth Mountain at 11,053 ft on cross country skis, snowshoes, on foot or new this year – fat bike. The Ezakimak event allows participants to climb up 2,000 ft in elevation on the famed Kamikaze mountain bike trail - but in reverse. Spectators and family can join cheer on their athlete and join the afterparty and other Pink Moon Summit Party events with an evening gondola ride up to the top.
5K | 2,000ft of Elevation Gain
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016 Time: 4pm-10pm


About Ezakimak

Ezakimak is Kamikaze spelled backwards. The legendary Kamikaze mountain bike trail spans from Mammoth Mountain's peak, weaving through the "backside" of the mountain and finishing at Main Lodge. We're bringing summer fun to the snow with a backwards race, sending you uphill.

Event Registration


Advance Price

On-Site Price

General Entry

Entry to 11,053' EzakimakChallenge



Cali4nia Passholder Entry

Available to all current Cali4nia Passholder. Use code CALI4NIA at checkout on

Pass status will be verified at on-site registration



Student Entry

Available to students. Use code STU at checkout on

Status will be verified at on-site registration. Please present a valid student ID, transcript or other for of proof of enrollment.



2016 Winter Ezakimak Participant Packet

Entry fees includes race, finisher’s beer/beverage, bag check at registration and delivery to the top, gondola ride down after the race, on-course food and water stations, DJ music throughout the course and Pink Moon Summit Party activities at the finish.

          Race classes:
          --Male Run/Fat Bike/Snowshoe/XC Ski
          --Female Run/Fat Bike/Snowshoe/XC Ski

Event Schedule**

  • 3:00–6:00pm – On-site registration and bib pick up in the Main Lodge ticket office
  • 5-6:30pm - Ezakimak practice on lower Minaret Mile (Chair 11)
  • 6:30pm - Panorama Gondola opens for race spectator/Pink Moon partygoers
  • 6:45pm - Participant meeting at race start
  • 7pm – Ezakimak Challenge starts in waves at Broadway Express (Chair 1)
  • 8:20pm – Ezakimak Awards at the summit
  • 8pm - Last ride up on the Panorama Gondola
  • 8:45pm - Feed Zone #3 time cut off (see important information below)
  • 9:30pm – Pink Moon Party ends, last Panorama Gondola ride down

There is a mandatory time cut-off at Feed Zone #3 (top of Chair 14) at 8:45pm. Any participant who have not reached  the top of Chair 14 will be transported back to the start via snowcat. You are welcome to take the gondola up from the start and join the Pink Moon Party at the top.


Awards will be given to the top 3 men and women in each race category: XC Ski, Snowshoe, Fat Bike & Run.

The first male and female competitors to reach to finish line will be crowned the King & Queen of the Mountain.

Discounted Lodging for Participants

All Ezakimak participants and their family can save 20% on room rates at any Mammoth Lodging Collection properties.  Call 800.MAMMOTH

Event Questions?

Please call or email Caroline Casey at: or 760.914.0301

Sponsor Ezakimak

Download a copy of the Ezakimak sponsorship opportunities.

*Rates include all taxes and fees.
Student and Cali4nia Passholder status will be verified during registration on event day.Students must show a valid student ID, transcript or other proof of enrollment.  Passholders must present a valid Cali4nia Pass at registration.

**Subject to change



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