RESULTS – 11,053' Winter Ezakimak Challenge

Date / Time
Apr 28 / 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Lodge
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You Got to Get Up to Get Down 

Challenge yourself on a 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 Sunset Summit 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

Event Registration

Entry Type Description Early Registration Day-of Registration
General All event participants other than passholders and students. $40* $50
Season  Passholders  Available to all 2017/18 Cali4nia Passholders. Use code CALI4NIA at online registration checkout. During on-site registration, you will be required to present your season pass. $35* $50
Students Available to students. Use code STU at online registration checkout. During on-site registration, you will be required to present a valid student ID, transcript or other for of proof of enrollment. $25* $50
Junior Division A co-ed class for all racers 15 and under. $20 $20

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.

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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

Ezakimak Challenge Participant Packet

Fat Bike Rentals

Fat Bike rentals are available for $25. Please contact Caroline Casey at to reserve in advance, as rentals are limited.

Event Schedule

3–6PM   Bib pick up, Main Lodge ticket office
5–6:30PM Ezakimak Challenge practice, lower Minaret Mile (Chair 11)
6:30PM Panorama Gondola opens for race spectator/Summit Sunset partygoers
6:45PM Participant meeting at race start
7PM Ezakimak Challenge starts, Broadway Express (Chair 1)
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)

Summit Sunset Party ends at 9:30PM with the last Panorama Gondola ride down to the base.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: There is a mandatory time cut-off at the top of Chair 14 at 8:45PM. Any participants who have not reached the top of Chair 14 will be transported to the summit via snowmobile or snowcat ride.


$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 & Run.  These categories will not receive prize money payout.


Please call or email Caroline Casey

760.914.0301  |


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


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Summit Sunset Party

Apr 28 / 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' Ezakimak Challenge racers as they finish a 5K race.

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