June Mountain May not Look Like Backcountry, But it’s BackcountryBy Steve Casimiro on February 7th, 2013
In the shadow of Mammoth, California’s June Mountain is open. Well, not “open” — the lifts aren’t running. Ski patrol will be minimal. Ditto, avalanche control. But June, which went bust last year, is open to backcountry skiing because it always operated on Forest Service land, so that land is our land. Which means it’s skiable. Usual backcountry rules apply: Carry a beacon, a probe, a shovel, and probably an airbag. Because June has all the trappings of an in-bounds ski area, but it’s really a ghost ski resort, and all that means is that any danger that exists in the backcountry exists there, too. Via Mammoth Times.
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