JUNE LAKE, Calif. – Opening weekend comes one week early, on Saturday, Dec. 14, at June Mountain, thanks to a blast of early season snow. Last year, the mountain received just 13 inches of snow in December, but this year they’ve received 43 inches in Dec. so far, totaling 64 inches for the season with more snow in the forecast. Included as part of the Ikon pass, June Mountain is a popular family resort that is great for beginners and families — as kids under 12 ski and snowboard for free every day all season long, including holidays. Mammoth Mountain’s sister resort, June is located just 25 miles north of Mammoth Lakes on Hwy. 158, known as the June Lake Loop.
Excitement is soaring in the 7,654-foot-high mountain hideaway of June Lake, which has seen an economic boom over the past few years. The once-sleepy Eastern Sierra town now boasts a slew of new shops and restaurants to keep the après-ski crowd busy; from the New York style, wood-fired pizza joint, June Pie Pizza Co., to the town’s newest gathering place and live music venue, T-Bar Social Club. There are also new, healthy options from The Lift June Lakeand Hermitage Organic Café & Juicery. June Lake Brewing is also a happening spot although it’s been serving up locally brewed ale for five years now – and right next door, Ohana’s food truck offers delicious Hawaiian-themed fare. The long established and low-key Tiger Bar serves up a mean burger while the iconic Carson Peak Inn is well known for sumptuous steak dinners. Visit MonoCounty.org for a complete list of shops, restaurants, attractions, top adventure locations, lodging options and much more.
About Mono County: Located approximately 315 miles north of Los Angeles, and 280 miles east of San Francisco, Mono County accesses the east entrance to Yosemite National Park and welcomes visitors year-round. The Eastern Sierra’s vast playground is an easily reached destination whether driving the all-weather US Highway 395 or taking advantage of direct United or JetSuite X flights from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Orange County (SNA), Burbank (BUR) and Denver (DEN). US Highway 395, which traverses Mono County from north to south, is a State-Designated Scenic Byway offering motorists tremendous vistas right from the steering wheel and countless side-roads, hiking trails, lakes, and roadside villages to explore. For more information or to request guides, visit MonoCounty.org or call 800-845-7922.