Sierra Wave: Eastern Sierra News

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

June Mountain Open for 2017-18 Season

The announcement you’ve all been waiting for is finally here! It’s snowing AND...we are OPENING Friday, Dec. 22, with limited operations. Details on that coming soon!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Fresh Snow!!

7-12” of new snow from last night’s storm. Have you bought your June pass yet?

Follow the link to get all the details on this years pass

Saturday, November 25, 2017

June Mountain

This last storm brought us 10-26” in the J7 area. We can thank Bruce, head of Lift Ops, for this sweet shot of J2.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Tioga Pass Hwy 120 Closed

BISHOP The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) along with Yosemite National Park have completed the assessment on the reopening of Tioga Pass this weekend.
  •   An excess of snow, ice and debris render the roadway unsafe for travel at this time.
  •   Caltrans and Yosemite National Park will assess the pass again early next week,
    following the expected storm to arrive on Saturday, November 25.
  •   The reopening of Tioga Pass is dependent upon favorable weather. Please check local highway conditions before planning travel.
    For the latest highway information please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).
    For road conditions in Yosemite National Park, please visit or call 209-372-0200

Monday, September 4, 2017

Visit Yosemite National Park

"The beauty and charm of the wilderness are his for the asking, for the edges of the wilderness lie close beside the beaten roads of the present travel." - Theodore Roosevelt 
On September 3rd, 1964, the Wilderness Act was signed into law, setting aside 9.1 million acres of land as areas "where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain". Fifty-three years later, about 110 million acres of US federal lands are protected wilderness, 704,624 of which are within Yosemite. Have you experienced their beauty and charm?

Yosemite National Park

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Rental Request and Rental Properties

Units available by November 2017 in June Lake. All units are A-frame single family homes and include electricity, propane, water, and basic cable in the rent. All units are Un furnished.

A standard 1yr lease with security deposit is required.


Click here for available Units: June Lake Properties / Rentals

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Check Back!!

We will be launching a new Long Term Rental Property listing here in the very near future.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Yosemite so crowded you can’t stop; but park will take your money at the gate!!

It’s the summer tourist season, and Yosemite Park is gridlocked with traffic. 
At 12:30 on a Saturday afternoon, a long line of cars, buses and RVs that entered the park at Big Oak Flat move slowly along the main paved road past Cascade Falls and on down to merge with vehicles coming east on Highway 140. A quick left turn brings a car into the line of traffic heading into Yosemite Valley. 
Then all vehicles come to a stop.

Story by: John Buckley

Read more here:

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Toga Pass Open to the East Gate Only!!


The Yosemite National Park East Entrance Gate Remains Closed
Bishop, CA - The California Department of Transportation would like to notify travelers that SR 120 also known as Tioga Pass will open the winter closure gate which is approximately 2 miles west of US Highway 395 on Monday, June 19, at 2:00 pm. State Route 120/Tioga Pass is a 12 mile section from US Highway 395 to the Yosemite National Park east entrance gate. Caltrans crews have cleared the snow, removed loose rocks, and completed road repairs from the record breaking snow fall this past winter.
Tioga Road and the east entrance gate to Yosemite National Park remains closed. Park road crews continue to clear snow and make road repairs. To check the status of Tioga Road go to:

June Lake Sign Dedication

The June Lake Women's Club dedicated a new Welcome to June Lake Loop Sign. The sign is located at Oh! Ridge and features additional posts to place banners advertising upcoming events in June Lake.

Friday, February 24, 2017

June Mountain

June Mountain is enjoying one of the best years for snowfall in a long time. With over 37ft to date and no sign of mother nature letting up anytime soon this year will certainly go down in the history books as epic. Don't miss your chance to ski and ride the record snow this year!

Local lodging establishments are running great deals with rooms starting at $79 per night mid week, and as always kids 12 and under ski and ride FREE at June Mountain.

Call 1-800-648-7762 or visit to take advantage of these great rates!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Winter Festivale 2017

Visit Website:

A Day At The Spa

The Double Eagle Resort also features the Creekside Spa and Fitness Center, providing over 40 Spa treatments and packages to ensure complete relaxation and revitalization of guests and visitors. The fully-equipped fitness center offers guests a stimulating workout in a tranquil environment. The 60 foot indoor pool and adjacent co-ed whirlpool provide a unique opportunity to share special time with family and friends: a perfect getaway! The Creekside Boutique features unique gift items and sports apparel. The Ideal Spa Vacation Destination! The Creekside Spa experience, coupled with our luxury lodging options create an experience you won’t soon forget! Keep in touch for great offers on spa packages that let you save big on lodging and spa treatments! Stay with us, play in the mountains, and pamper yourself in the Creekside Spa! Spa Hours: 7am – 9pm daily

 Visit Website:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cross Country Skiing

Leave it all behind and explore the Mammoth Lakes Basin on snowshoes or Nordic skis. Rentals, lessons and guided tours are available from Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center so you can experience the serene beauty of alpine lakes and ancient forests on over 19 miles (30 kilometers) of groomed world-class trails.

Visit Website:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mammoth Mountain Snowmobile Adventures

If you've ever been snowmobiling, you know it's a great way to find fun far from the beaten path. If you haven't, well, it's time you tried. Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures is the perfect outfitter for first-timers or seasoned experts. Experienced guides and top-of-the-line equipment grant you access to California's greatest playground including: thousands of acres of trails, pristine backcountry, spacious meadows, historic landmarks and lush pine forests. Located behind the Yodler adjacent to Main Lodge.

Visit Website:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ice Climbing School

We are lucky to have in our backyard California’s premier ice climbing locales: June Lake and Lee Vining Canyon. June Lake is an ideal place to start learning the skills since the flows offer a variety of terrain and generally good climbing conditions. Once you become more comfortable balancing on the front points Lee Vining is the place to go to hone your ice skills on icicles and pillars ranging in steepness from 70 degrees to vertical. Legend has it that it was in Lee Vining that Yvon Chouinard developed his ice climbing tools that started the modern ice climbing revolution. Weekends are often busy at the ice and so we run holiday and weekend ice trips at a lower ratio than weekday trips. Small groups help with safety and crowding concerns since ice is a limited commodity in sunny California. We have a variety of ice climbing courses and programs to suit all objectives and skill levels and for all programs we provide necessary climbing equipment including the latest in ice tools, crampons, helmets and harnesses. We divide our programs into two types: “Acquiring the Skills“ These are programs that get you started with the fundamentals. “Applying the Skills“ These are programs that get you out using the skills you acquired in the initial courses and putting them to use, solidifying them and practicing them.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

June Mountain

June Mountain Ski Area is located near June Lake in the Eastern Sierra mountains, southeast of Yosemite National Park in northern California. June Mountain is located about 20 miles north of Mammoth Lakes. Compared to the Tahoe ski resorts, June Mountain is reasonably easy to access from Southern California.

Check out what Powder Hounds has to say!

Monday, January 16, 2017

DJ's Snowmobile Rentals

SINCE 1981, our guided tours, rentals and family ride programs set us apart from all tour operators.  Every tour is a new adventure and we make it affordable family fun!
Our guests range from the visitor looking for an alternative to skiing to the intermediate experienced snowmobiler.  Your snowmobile is on the snow and ready to go!
We are located in the Eastern High Sierras between two ski resorts.  DJ's tours include thousands of acres of trails and open play area.  There are views to three popular wilderness areas that back up to our neighbor Yosemite National Park.  (Note:  The pass, Hwy. 120, from the Eastern Sierras to the park within Yosemite, is closed in winter.)  
Come ride with us and enjoy the magic of this sport!  Visit Website

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dining Options

June Lake Restaurants
June Lakes offers diverse eating options that are unique to the Eastern Sierra. June Lake eateries offer everything from Classic Steak and Seafood, Hawaiian, Mexican and Pizza. this guide will help you with your options in June Lake.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

June Mountain

June the perfect place to bring your family and, as always, kids 12 and under ski free everyday!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

June Mountain

Sorry folks but we will not open today, Wednesday, January 11. Winds are very strong and drifts are deep all across the mountain. The winter storm ends tomorrow at 4am so we are looking forward to Thursday!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mono County Tourism

Blizzard conditions across Mono County today! 
Always check the Caltrans District 9 website for road conditions before traveling at

Mono County Tourism

Round-trip bus service on Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System - YARTS to Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Valley is offered daily from Mammoth Lakes, June Lake and Lee Vining during the summer. 
You can now purchase your YARTS tickets onlne in advance at

June Mountain

Morning Folks, due to high winds and the HWY 395 road closure, June Mountain will not operate today Tuesday, January 10. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Big shout out to all who keep us safe on the hill- Patrol, Cat Crew and Lift Maintenance.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

2018 Fishing Guide

The Eastern Sierra Fishing Guide is here! Check out all the top fishing spots along US 395 from Diaz Lake to the West Walker River:

View the Fishing Guide

June Mountain

Due to the current weather conditions June Mountain is closed today, Sunday, January 8. If you had reservations for the day, please call us at 888.586.3686.

Popular Posts