June Lake hosts first Winter Festival and triathlon Feb 1-Feb. 3

Giant blocks of snow have been delivered to 19 businesses and organizations along June Lake's Main Street for the community-wide Snow Sculpture Competition this Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2—all part of the inaugural June Lake Winter Festival & Triple Threat Triathlon, Feb. 1-3.

Everyone is warmly invited to join the June Lake community for a weekend of fun in the snow which includes the free Family Fun Zone (Saturday from 12-5 p.m./Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the base of June Mountain with a family-friendly obstacle race, mini-sledding hill, icicle javelin contest, snowball shot put, music, barbeque and more!

Saturday afternoon, take part in the free Village Snow Stroll all along Main Street from 1-6:30 p.m. You be the judge and vote for your favorite snow sculptures, and pop into the shops and businesses for free promotions, surprises and treats.

Saturday evening wraps up with free live music from Jelly Bread at 7pm at the Double Eagle Resort & Spa.

If you're in the mood for some fun competition, sign up for Saturday's Triple Threat Triathlon, June Lake's own twist on a biathlon. The course at the June Lake Junction consists of a half-mile snowshoe sprint, followed by two miles of Nordic skiing (striding or skating), target shooting with laser rifles, (kindly donated by Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation), and a final two-mile Nordic lap.

Pre-registration is at Active.com or sign up at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Junction Kiosk.

Adults $30, Kids under 14, $20. Great prizes and gift bags for all participants.

For more info, go to VisitJune.com or call 800-845-7922.