June Mountain Ski Area, June Lake, California
3819 Hwy 158, June Lake, California 93529| Map |
Located near June Lake, southeast of Yosemite National Park, June Mountain is a charming ski resort that offers families a more intimate experience than its neighbor, Mammoth Mountain. Open for skiing from December to April, June Mountain has seven lifts and 35 named trails, with the longest one running two miles long. The elevation at the base is 7,545 feet, and the summit rises to a whopping 10,090 feet. Situated at the base are the ticket office and a chairlift that brings people to the ski area. Here, families can head straight to the chairlifts to start skiing or grab a bite to eat at the June Meadows Chalet, a cafeteria-style dining area with outdoor seating open for breakfast and lunch. The chalet is also where families can sign up for ski or snowboard lessons, rent equipment, stow gear in lockers and buy clothing, hats, gloves, equipment and other necessary items at the sport shop. Once ready to hit the slopes, families can choose from two chairlifts that travel to various trails. A pioneer in the snowboard industry, June Mountain also has a two terrain parks suitable for all skill levels. Another dining option for lunch on the mountain is Stew Pots Slim's, popular with advanced skiers because of its location near expert runs and terrain parks. It serves drinks, sandwiches, soups and chili. More fun things to do with kids while at June Mountain include attending the annual winter festival, which has snow games, snowman-building contests, music and food. This usually takes place at the end of January. During the summer months, families can enjoy guided Jeep tours into the backcountry in the June Mountain area.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
While in the area, spend some time discovering the alpine wilderness, meadows and lakes of Yosemite.
Address: 3819 Hwy 158, June Lake, California 93529| Map
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