June Mountain to open before Christmas, Gregory says

June Mountain Ski Area is on scheduled to open this winter as promised, said Mammoth Mountain CEO Rusty Gregory last Tuesday.

Speaking before the Mono County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 1, Gregory said he wanted to clear up lingering doubts and to pave the way for a detailed plan that will go before June Lake residents later this month.

“We will open before the Christmas holiday,” he said.

He reiterated what he has said before; MMSA intends June Mountain to become the state’s premier family-oriented ski area.

“We are positioning June as the place for young families to play in California,” he said. “Now, we are hoping for some help from Mother Nature.”

A detailed marketing plan, along with MMSA’s plans for construction at June Mountain will go before the June Lake community later this month, he said.

In addition, Mono County Administrative Officer, Jim Leddy, was directed Tuesday to begin meeting with MMSA monthly, reviving a moribund county/MMSA liaison group.

The intent, according to the supervisors, is to make sure the two organizations are on the same page and same timeline.

The date and time for the June Lake meeting is yet to be finalized but will likely be toward the end of the month and will include June Mountain’s general manager Carl Williams and Mammoth Mountain staff, with the intent of giving the public a detailed look at the marketing and capitol improvement projects on tap for June Mountain, according to Tim Alpers, June Lake’s county supervisor.

A land trade bill MMSA hoped would allow it to gain access to a plot of federal land near Main Lodge in trade for other lands is also moving forward, Alpers said.