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11,053' Winter Ezakimak

Date / Time
Apr 27 / 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Main Lodge
Winter Events, Family Fun, Entertainment, Cross Country Ski

Thank you and congratulations to all the racers who tackled 2,000ft of elevation gain in just 3 miles making their way to 11,053' at Mammoth's summit. 


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.

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. Spectators and family can join in to cheer on the athletes following an evening gondola ride to the top where all the family fun awaits at the Summit Sunset Party featuring music, food, drinks and more

"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 Fee

Entry Type Description Early Registration Day-of Registration
General All event participants other than Ikon Pass Holders and students. $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 A co-ed class for all racers 15 and under. $20 $25

Registration fee includes race participation, finisher beer/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 – Co-ed Run / Fat Bike / Snowshoe / XC Ski

Register For Ezakimak

Event Schedule

3–5PM   Bib pick up at Main Lodge ticket office
5–6:30PM Ezakimak practice on lower Minaret Mile (Chair 11)
6:30PM Panorama Gondola opens for race spectator/Summit Sunset party goers
6:45PM Participant meeting at race start
7PM Ezakimak starts at Broadway Express (Chair 1)
7:42PM Sunset
8:20PM Ezakimak awards at the summit
8PM   Last ride up on the Panorama Gondola
8:45PM Chair 14 time cut off (see important information below)
9:30PM Summit Sunset Party ends - Last gondola ride down.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: There is a mandatory time cut-off at 8:45PM 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.

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 payout.

Save 25% on Lodging

Ezakimaker's save 25% on a stay at select Mammoth Lodging Collection properties from April 26–28, 2019. Call 800.MAMMOTH for rates or to book and reference ID: 28165, must book at least 2 days in advance.

View 2018 Results  |  View 2018 Race Photos

*Rates include all taxes and fees.
All event times are subject to change.

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Summit Sunset Party

Apr 27 / 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Ride the Panorama Gondola to the top of the Sierra 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 race.

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