June Lake Blanketed in Snow photo credit Tim Trerise

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.

Grooming Equipment

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.


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