Big shots from Mammoth Mountain, including Mammoth CEO Rusty Gregory, gathered in June Lake this week to roll out an ambitious new plan for June Mountain Ski Area. The small ski area was used largely as overflow for Mammoth on busy days but abruptly closed last year despite serious criticism from locals. Unlike previous town meetings that mostly consisted of insults and yelling, Rusty Gregory is finally earning some applause. The CEO promises that when June Mountain opens on December 13, it will do so with the full backing of Mammoth and with its own identity as a family resort that caters to young children. All kids under 12 will ski free, with no blackouts and no restrictions. Under the new plan, June will become a haven for children, with ski schools, facilities, restaurant menus, activities, the "Bucky" deer mascot, and more all aimed at attracting families. Mammoth officials will begin an application for setting up snowmaking at June and plans are in the works for a new chairlift. Gregory also promised that in the future, the only reason June Mountain will close will be due to lack of snow.
· Officials reveal plan for June Ski Area [Mammoth Times]
· June Mountain [Curbed Ski Archives]