Even considering the current state of California’s economy and the anemic ski season this past winter it is still surprising that Mammoth Mountain has decided to close June Mountain permanently. This certainly closes the door on an old goal of Mammoth founder Dave McCoy to link Mammoth and June mountain with lifts along the Sierra crest.
What remains to be seen is how businesses on the June Lake loop will survive, if at all. Summer brings a fair amount of tourists interested in fishing and hiking out of the area, but in winter June Mountain ski resort is the only significant attraction.
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