The lifts aren’t running at June Mountain Resort this winter, but that doesn’t mean snowboarders can’t ride the untracked terrain. The US Forest Service has just lifted access restrictions to the resort, according to a story in the Inyo Register.
Residents and visitors were given the greenlight this week to enjoy backcountry skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in and around June Mountain Ski Area for the rest of the winter season. . . Restrictions prohibiting such winter activities on national forest lands within the ski area boundaries have been lifted, now that the Forest Service and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area finalized an operations plan for June Mountain. . . The Forest Service still urges extreme caution in some areas due to avalanche danger.
This is great news for split board crew who know where all the secret slots are. And we’re guessing that roof drop might be kind of fun (since no one is looking).
[Link: Inyo Register]