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11,053' Ezakimak 5K Race | CANCELED

Date / Time
Apr 25 / 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Lodge
Winter Events, Family Fun, Entertainment, Cross Country Ski

Event Update

The Winter Ezakimak has been canceled.


Race You to the Top

Challenge yourself on an uphill 5k race from the base to the summit of Mammoth Mountain at 11,053ft on foot, cross-country skis, snowshoes, or a fat bike. Spectators, friends and family can join in to cheer on the athletes at the afterparty at the finish line where fun awaits with music, food, drinks and more. Spectators can purchase Summit Sunset Party tickets that include the gondola ride to the top and back.

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. The Ezakimak Challenge allows participants to climb up 2,000ft in elevation on the famed Kamikaze mountain bike trail – but in reverse, and on snow. 

"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, Ezakimak King of the Mountain



Entry Type Description Early Registration Day-of Registration
General All event participants other than Ikon Pass Holders and junior division. $40 $50
Ikon Pass Holders
Available to all Ikon Pass Holders. Use code IKON online registration checkout. During on-site registration, you will be required to present your season pass. $35 $50
Junior Division Racers 15 and under. $20 $25

All rates include taxes and fees.

Registration fee includes race participation, finisher beer/Huski hot cocoa, finisher shirt, bag check at registration and delivery to the top, gondola ride down after the race, on-course feed stations by Clif Bar, music throughout the course and the Summit Sunset Party activities at the finish.

Race Classes

Male – Run / Fat Bike / Snowshoe / XC Ski
Female – Run / Fat Bike / Snowshoe / XC Ski
Juniors Male – Run / Fat Bike / Snowshoe / XC Ski
Juniors Female – Run / Fat Bike / Snowshoe / XC Ski

Event Schedule

2–4PM   Bib pick up at Main Lodge ticket office
5–5:30PM Ezakimak practice on lower Minaret Mile (Chair 11)
5:30PM Panorama Gondola opens for race spectators and Summit Sunset Party goers
5:45PM Participant meeting at race start
6PM Ezakimak starts at Broadway Express (Chair 1)
7:41PM Sunset
7:20PM Ezakimak awards at the summit
7:45PM   Chair 14 time cut off (see important information below)
8PM   Last ride up on the Panorama Gondola
8:30PM Summit Sunset Party ends - Last gondola ride down.

Event is subject to change.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: There is a mandatory time cut-off at 7:45PM the top of Chair 14. All participants who have not reached the top of Chair 14 will be transported to the summit via snowmobile or snowcat ride.

Awards  |  $2k Prize Purse

The first male and female competitors to reach to finish line will be crowned the King & Queen of the Mountain and take home $1k/ea in prize money. Junior division participants are not eligible for prize money unless they register in the general division.

Medals will be awarded to the top 3 men and women in each race category: XC Ski, Snowshoe, Fat Bike and Run.  These categories will not receive a prize money.

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Summit Sunset Party | CANCELED

Apr 25 / 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Ride the Panorama Gondola to the summit at dusk to watch the sun set over the Minarets, then cheer on and celebrate with the 11,053' Winter Ezakimak racers as they finish a 5K uphill race.

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