Start training now if you like the rush of racing at high elevation at night.
Mammoth Mountain will host the first Ezakimak (that's "kamikaze" spelled backward) 11,053-Foot Full Moon Challenge on April 4 in which contestants compete on foot, in snowshoes or on cross-country skis.
It's a 5K race that climbs a punishing 2,000 feet to the top of the popular ski mountain under a "pink moon." According to the Farmers' Almanac, a pink moon celebrates the arrival of the first spring flowers, wild pink phlox.
Athletes of all abilities are welcome. You can sign up in six categories: run, cross-country ski and snowshoe -- or "novice" in the same categories.
The Ezakimak Challenge begins at 7 p.m. from the mountain's Broadway Express lift. Awards will be handed out starting around 8:20 p.m. at the finish line atop the mountain.
It costs $40 per person, which covers the race, beer at the finish line, DJs along the way, bag check and a gondola ride back down the mountain.