June Lake: movies, Santa, cross country skiing

June Lake Blanketed in Snow. photo by Tim Trerise

June Lake Family Friendly Events and New Free Trails to Enjoy  ~Watch a Vintage Movie Screening Thanksgiving Weekend~ (Press Release)

JUNE LAKE, Calif., (Nov. 20, 2012) – Residents and business owners of the June Lake community are not letting up steam when it comes to creating additional amenities and activities for visitors to enjoy this weekend, and in the winter weeks and months ahead.

Mark your calendar and then head to June Lake to experience these upcoming events:

Fri., Nov. 23 – Free Vintage Movie Night 

Enjoy a screening of the 1929 movie Hell’s Heroes which was filmed in Bodie prior to the big fire of 1932.  The show begins at 6 p.m. sharp at the June Lake Community Center.

Sat., Dec. 15 – Holiday Festivities

Start the day by attending Breakfast with Santa at the June Lake Community Center, and then wrap up the afternoon by witnessing the Village Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Appetizers will be served at Sierra Crest Realty starting at 3 p.m., the tree lighting will take place at 5 p.m. and Sierra Inn will host lively music and dancing into the night.

Feb. 1-3, 2013 – June Lake Winter Festival and Triple Threat Winter Triathlon

This not-to-miss weekend-long event includes snowman building contests and snow sculptures and culminates with an exciting winter triathlon (snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and laser rifle shooting) providing fun for race participants and spectators alike.

March 8-10, 2013 – June Lake Snowmobile Rally

Weekend festivities include a competitive Snowmobile Poker Run out at the June Lake Junction, as well as guided snowmobile excursions.

This Yellowstone Track Systems’ GinzuGroomer will roll out cross country ski trails this winter, courtesy of the Double Eagle Resort & Spa in June Lake.  Operators will pull the machine behind a Yamaha Viking Pro snowmobile.  The grooming machine sets Nordic tracks while rolling out an 84 inch (7 foot) wide trail of corduroy.

New trails for Cross-country Skiing:  Additionally, the Double Eagle Resort & Spa just announced that they have made the decision to invest in snow grooming equipment in order to offer enhanced (and free!) cross-country skiing opportunities around the Loop to locals and guests this winter.

The Double Eagle Resort owners have submitted a request to the US Forest Service (USFS) to access the Silver Lake Meadow along with a request to groom the USFS-owned Rodeo Grounds and the area that extends from the June Lake Junction toward June Lake campground and North Shore Drive.

“Double Eagle Resort is excited about the opportunity to provide residents and guests with a groomed Nordic skiing option in the June Lake Loop, free of charge.  We have our fingers crossed that Mother Nature will cooperate to allow these trails to be available all winter long and well into the spring,” said Ralph Lockhart of the Double Eagle Resort & Spa.

Approvals are already in place from Mono County to groom the portion of the Silver Lake Meadow which the Double Eagle owns.  These trail grooming plans will add to the excellent Nordic skiing options that are available in the Eastern Sierra.

Snow Man Camp:  Come out and build a snowman (or a snow-woman or snow-child) to add to the collection of the Eastern Sierra’s only Snowman Camp which can only be found in June Lake!

The intimate mountain village of June Lake, Calif. is located in the Eastern Sierra approximately 310 miles from Los Angeles.  From the San Francisco Bay Area, June Lake is about 360 miles on Highways 80 and 50 to US 395 in the winter.  Nestled below towering granite mountain peaks and situated along the well-maintained June Lake Loop/Highway 158, June Lake is well deserving of its nickname, the Switzerland of California.  Endless winter activities in this peaceful, pristine retreat are available, including skiing and snowboarding at nearby Mammoth Mountain, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and just good old-fashioned fun in the snow like sledding or building snowmen to add to the Snowman Camp population!  Just 20 minutes north of Mammoth Lakes, numerous lodging properties, restaurants, shops, and four gorgeous lakes combine with majestic alpine scenery to make June Lake a magical winter retreat and, quite simply, a deeper mountain experience. 

For more information, check out VisitJune.com

Facebook.com/JuneLakeLoop or call 800-845-7922.



12 Responses to June Lake: movies, Santa, cross country skiing

  1. Don November 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    God Bless June Lakes and the folks who live and work there… Perhaps
    the Geo Tourisum project that National Geograpic project has underway
    may be of help, and may already be part of the near term and long term
    planning… I still do not understand why, when prehaps as early as this
    last summer, when a decision upon June Mountain Ski Area operation
    for this winter was not offered up to outside operators, or prehaps an
    in valley operator or cooperative with an “in valley”…
    My wife and I Love the East Side and are heart broken at what is going
    on… Don…

  2. Steve K November 23, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    Kudos to Tim Trerise for that shot. Nice picture!

  3. OPEN THE MONO COUNTY MX TRACK IN 2013 November 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    Good job Citizens of June Lake pulling together and not allowing any certain people to Bully your Businesses and new visitors building your economy this year. I do know U.S.F.S is talking about a O.H.V destination during the Summer and Fall months. I host a dirt bike event over Labor Day weekend. Run out of June camp sites user friendly right to the O.H.V. trails.
    Now we have 2 new Sups taking seats in Jan 2013. Welcome Tim Fesko and Tim Alper. Should be some changes in Direction for Mono County. Attention MX track riders in all counties. I’m on the Agenda doing a presentation the last week of JAN.2013 in the Mammoth location in Mono County offices above Shogun regarding THE MONO CONTY MX TRACK.(aka mammoth track). Yes the Mammoth track is in the Mono County boundaries. The plan is to keep the track in operation after the race under a Mono County permit. Educational camps,ride with the pro’s camp,fundraisers, and free ride and practice session. The track will operate til the snow flys, summer to Fall season. This creates jobs and will fill all the camp sites in Mono County with MX Riders and O.H.V families. They will drop a good amount of money in the local businesses and Restraurnts. The county can go after my green sticker Ca. O.H.V grant Money like it was funded when Dave McCoy operated it back in the good ole days

    • Observation November 25, 2012 at 12:31 am #

      I hope you can ride a motorcycle better than your grammer and writing abilities…

      • Wayne Deja November 25, 2012 at 10:20 am #

        Doesn’t it seem on just about every web site,no matter the story,there is always some jerk complaining about “grammer and writing abilities” with someone that happens to make a comment ? I guess it’s their way to try to insult or degrade someone…..

        • Benett Kessler November 25, 2012 at 11:39 am #

          That may be, but some people were brought up to pay attention to grammar and spelling and have a hard time looking past those who don’t.

          • Wayne Deja November 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

            ….but….is it right for someone to call them out on it….on a public web-site ?….seems like it’s just a way to try to insult someone to me.

          • Trouble November 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

            Damn that spell check!

      • NewDay November 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

        Psst….it’s “grammar”, not “grammer”.

  4. Sierra Lady November 24, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    Please, Joe, let this story about the success of June Lake and its community be the focus, not your agenda here in Mammoth.

    June Lakers and everyone on the June Lake Advisory Committee, we applaud you for all the hard work and good ideas you’ve come up with to help keep your village alive this winter! We look forward to coming up there to support your restaurants and shops and ski your xc trails later this season.

    B. Richter

  5. Trouble November 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    Anybody else see that Bruce Willis just donated a ski resort in Idaho he owned to a non-profit group? A group formed by local residents.


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