Just got back from June Mountain, and since there's not really a thread for June I figured I'd post here. We went to June because "kids ski free" and my wife and I have 3 kids. I also found that the lodging was cheaper. We stayed in a cabin (June Lake Pines) across the street from the general store and only 1 mile from the ski area for $125/night. So with my Cali4nia pass, kids skiing free, and the used kids skis I have acquired via eBay I did pretty good. I think the only thing I paid for at June was $10 for a basket of fries and a gatorade (what a rip off, eh?).
Anyways, the skiing itself was great. The main part of the mountain has good coverage, and there were 5 inches of fresh snow the day/night after we got there. I got some really nice powder turns in on very light, fluffy snow Tuesday morning. My kids (age 4, 6, 8) enjoyed skiing and each progressed. It never felt busy and it was nice to have lots of space to teach my kids. I also found that even the days this week when the parking lot was completely full the black and double black runs were basically empty. Even the intermediate runs weren't that busy. I don't know where all the other people were skiing but I sure like having what seemed like nearly every run to myself.
Note: June is a great mountain for families once you get to the main area. It SUCKS getting up to the main area on the long, slow 2 seater lift that goes from the parking lot to the chalet. It's a bad bottleneck, especially late in the afternoon. I rode down in the cold and dark with my 6yo because we had to wait for a long time in line just to get down. It's a big hassle not just for the sake of time, but for crankiness of kids and having to hold your skis on the way down since there's no place to glide off at the end. But I guess I can't complain too much, since skiing there saved me a lot of money.
Here are some pics.
View from the top of June Mountain. Seriously impressed by the scenery there.
Powder Chute on a day when there was some nice powder. It's a double black but not too bad.
Powder pretty cut up at this point, but the run is nice and soft.
Looking towards the part of the mountain with lots of nice, groomed intermediate runs.
My 8yo daughter skiing towards some amazing scenery.