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Online Registration ends Aug 4th at 5pm MST.  If space permits, you may still register in-person ($50) on Friday Aug 5th from 4-6pm during race packet/goodie bag pickup in Teton Village.  

There WILL BE NO registration the morning of race.

Friends and family siteseeing tickets will be available to registered racers at bib pick-up.


Race Day: August 6, 2022

Start Times:

  • 8:30 AM for both race categories, with the "competitive class" queued at the front.


  • Two Categories:  1) Competitive Class (with age groups), 2) Non-Competitive Class
  • Both classes will start at the same time, on the same course. Those wishing to hike may enter the non-competitive class. All are welcome!!
Race Packet/Goodie Bag Pickup:
  • Pre-registered entrants may pick up race packet/goodie bag starting on Friday Aug 5th from 4-6:00pm under the tram line next to RPK3, or on Saturday August 6th from 7-8:00am next to RPK3.


  • The Award Ceremony will take place at 1:00pm on the lawn across from RPK3, under the Aerial Tram. The HUGE raffle will follow. Must be present to win! 100% of raffle proceeds benefits Freinds of Pathways.
  • For 2022 there will be a $5,000 cash purse!

  • $1,000 each for top male/female finishers, $600 2nd overall male/female, $300 3rd overall male/female, $50 for top age group winners.
  • $1,000 bonus for the first person to break 1 hour

Need To Know:
  • Aid stations are provided along the course. However due to the backcountry location and rugged nature of this race, racers are encouraged not to depend on these stations as their sole supply of water.
  • The race will go on rain or shine (or snow!).  Please dress and be ready for all kinds of weather, as Rendezvous Mountain and the top of the Aerial Tram are known for variable weather.  In early August, the weather is generally clear/cool in the morning (50's), and warm/sunny by mid day (mid 70's). Thunderstorms are not uncommon in the afternoon.

Rendezvous Mountain Hillclimb

The 2022 Rendezvous Mountain Hillclimb

We are thrilled to announce that the most demanding hill climb running event in the West will return to it's iconic finish at the summit of the Arial Tram! The race will start at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, up the WildFlower Trail to the Rendezvous Lodge, continuing onto the Cirque Trail, and then finishing at summit of Rendezvous Bowl. This non-profit annual race is run in honor of our friend and longtime JHMR Aerial Tram mechanic Chris Onufer (Captain "X"), who on March 7th, 2012 tragically passed away in an avalanche. And to keep the spirit of running alive for future generations, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort donates 100% of the proceeds to the trails division of Friends of Pathways, all in the name of Chris Onufer. In celebration of the return to the summit finish, we are bumping up the bonus for the first person to break 1 hour to $1,000. All are welcome!

For 2022 there will be a $5,000 cash purse!

  • $1000 each for top male/female finishers,
  • $600 2nd overall male/female
  • $300 3rd overall male/female
  • $50 for top age group winners  
  • $1,000 bonus for the first person to break 1 hour!

2022 Course Route

The race will start near the base of the Bridger Gondola and will finish at the summit of the Arial Tram. Racers will take the Wildflower trail to Rendezvous Lodge and then continue on the Cirque trail until the summit of the Aerial Tram.

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When & Where
Event Date:
Saturday, August 6, 2022  
Event Location:
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Teton Village WY 83025

Approximate Location
Location Map

Course Route

  • The route is the same for both categories. The course is almost entirely singletrack up the Wildflower and Cirque Trails! 
  • Starts at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on the access road between the Bridger and Sweetwater Gondolas and ends at the top of the Aerial Tram.
  • Distance is approximately 6.05 miles and 4100' vertical gain
  • Course is viewable on Strava Routes as "Rendezvous Mountain hillclimb 2022 Route"