June Lake Winter Festival set for March 4

Press release

JUNE LAKE, Calif. – The June Lake Winter Festival celebrates the magical winter season in the California’s beautiful Eastern Sierra, making for a can’t-miss event for snow lovers.

The fun-filled festival returns to June Lake March 4 with exciting events for the whole family, from a winter triathlon to a snowmobile poker rally and snow sculpture competition. With record-breaking snowfall to date and more in the forecast, it’ll be an action-packed celebration of June Lake’s winter wonderland.

“There is a reason June Lake is dubbed the Switzerland of California,” said Ralph Lockhart of the Double Eagle Resort & Spa and June Lake Chamber of Commerce board member. “If you are ever dreaming of a winter wonderland, then this year is the year to come.”

A winter triathlon combines Nordic skiing, laser rifle shooting and a fat bike segment on Sat., March 4, with prizes for winners in each division.

Snowmobilers won’t want to miss the snowmobile rally – a poker rally where contestants follow a 20-plus mile course between June Lake and Mammoth Lakes with stations along the way to draw cards and assemble a poker hand. Awards for best hand, worst hand and more will be handed out at the finish.

The snow sculpture contest provides great photo opportunities for visitors who stroll along Main Street through quaint village of June Lake. While the family fun zone at June Mountain serves up food, festivities, music, kids’ games and sledding.

To find out more, go to VisitJune.com or facebook.com/junelakewinterfestival.

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 beckons visitors in all seasons.  The Eastern Sierra’s vast playground is an easily reached destination whether arriving by car on the all-weather US Highway 395, or taking advantage of convenient direct flights to Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) on Alaska or United Airlines from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Diego (SAN) and San Francisco (SFO), or arriving by via Surf Air or charter flight from Burbank (BUR) via JetSuite.

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, visitMonoCounty.org or call 800-845-7922.

 

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