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    Mammoth to June Traverse

    Mammoth to June Traverse

    $655 per person

    We offer the classic resort interconnect tour between Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, with special focus on making quality downhill runs along the way.


    We offer the classic resort interconnect tour between Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, with special focus on making quality downhill runs along the way. A great 2-day, 13 mile trip that can we schedule monthly from January through March.

    This is the perfect 2-day adventure tour for capable skiers and splitboarders interested in an introduction to multiday backcountry touring or as a good short tour for those with just the weekend to get out there. Minimum of 2 to run on these dates with these prices. Maximum guiding ratio of 4:1. It also makes an excellent one day light and fast traverse for experienced and very fit backcountry tourers.

    A high class local Eastside backcountry favorite!

    Mammoth to June is a classic tour between our two Eastside ski resorts, Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain. We arrange it as a 2-day ultralight tour to allow plenty of time to milk the quality descents along the way. Other guide services like to traverse the ridge or head up the San Joaquin to the west. These variations might be scenic but the downhill skiing and riding is marginal. Our route drops in as often as conditions dictate to the north and east, where all the powder stashes and sweet terrain is found. We camp in the scenic and wild upper Deadman Creek drainage and finish with a summit of San Joaquin Mountain and ultimately a descent of more than 4000 feet to the June Lake area and the comforts of the Double Eagle Resort & Spa.

    This tour makes a perfect introduction to multiday backcountry adventure and is ideal for people that only have the weekend to get out there. Ask us about arranging this guided tour on a custom private basis as an awesome 1 day blast, or later in the spring, it can be orchestrated to chase corn snow by reversing the direction from June Mountain to Mammoth Mountain.

    Any way you do this one, it is a high class local Eastside backcountry favorite!

    • Included
      backcountry
      Crest tour
      June Lake
      June Mountain
      Mammoth Mountain
      Mammoth to June
      multiday
      ski tour
      splitboard
      traverse
    • Not Included
      14ers
      3D chute
      3rd pillar
      3rd Pillar Dana
      AIARE
      AIARE 1
      AIARE 2
      Alaska
      Alaska skiing
      alpine
      alpine climbing
      alpine rock climbing
      Alps
      Alps climbing
      Alps running
      Alps skiing
      Alps trilogy
      American Mountain Guides Association
      AMGA
      avalanche awareness
      avalanche course
      backcountry 101
      backcountry ski
      Backcountry Skiing
      backcountry snowboard
      backpacking
      Bear Creek Spire
      Berner Oberland
      Bernese Oberland
      Bishop
      Bishop Skyline
      Blacksmith Peak
      Bloody Mountain
      Breakthrough
      Bridgeport
      California
      California fourteeners
      camping
      Cardinal Pinnacle
      Carson Peak
      Celestial Aretes
      Chamonix
      Chamonix climbing
      Charlotte Dome
      chef
      classic rock climb
      classic Sierra rock
      climb
      climbing
      climbing camp
      climbing skills
      climbing Swiss Alps
      Clyde Minaret
      Convict Creek
      cook
      courses
      courses instruction
      crampon
      Crystal Crag
      custom
      custom private ski
      Dana Plateau
      destinations
      Devil's Slide
      Dolomites
      Dolomites climbing
      Double Eagle Resort
      Dream Bowl
      East Buttress
      East Face
      Eastern Sierra climbing
      Eastern Sierra skiing
      Eastern Sierra Winter
      Eiger
      Evolution Loop
      exam
      fastpacking
      Fishhook Arete
      Four Seasons
      France
      Glass Creek
      Grindelwald
      guide course
      Haute Route
      heli assisted
      heli skiing
      Hemlock Ridge
      High Sierra
      High Sierra skiing
      high tour
      hiking
      Horse Creek
      horses
      Horsetail Falls
      Hut to Hut
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      level 1
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      level 2
      light and fast
      lightweight
      Lone Pine
      Lone Pine Peak
      Lovers Leap
      Mammoth Lakes
      Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite
      Mammoth to Yosemite
      Matterhorn
      Matterhorn Peak
      McGee Creek
      Merriam Peak
      mixed climbing
      Monch
      Mont Blanc
      Mont Blanc run
      Mount Conness
      Mount Dana
      Mount Emerson
      Mount Gabb
      Mount Humphreys
      Mount Mills
      mountain running
      mountaineering
      Mountaineers Route
      Mt Conness
      Mt. Dana
      Mt. Emerson
      Mt. Humphreys
      Mt. Russell
      Mt. Sill
      Mt. Tom
      Mt. Whitney
      Mt. Winchell
      mules
      negatives
      Nevada
      North Palisade
      North Peak
      north ridge
      onion valley to mt. whitney
      Ortler
      Owens River Gorge
      pack outfit
      pack support
      packers
      palisades
      Palisades Glacier Camp
      peak descents
      Peter Croft
      Pine Creek
      Polemonium Peak
      porters
      Positive Vibrations
      private
      private custom
      professional development
      Red and White Mountain
      Red Dihedral
      red rock
      Red Slate Mountain
      rescue skills
      Ritter Range
      rock
      rock 201
      rock climbing
      Rock Creek
      Rock Creek to Mammoth
      Sabre Ridge
      San Joaquin Ridge
      Sawtooths
      self arrest
      self belay
      self rescue
      Sequoia National Park
      sherpas
      Sierra
      Sierra 5.10
      sierra alpine
      Sierra Mountain Guides
      Sierra Nevada
      Sierra skiing
      single pitch instructor
      ski
      ski guiding
      ski mountaineering
      ski touring
      skiing
      snow
      snow skills
      snowboard
      SPI
      sport
      sport climbing
      Starlight Peak
      supported
      Switzerland
      Tahoe
      Temple Crag
      third pillar
      Thompson Pass
      Thunderbolt Peak
      Tioga
      trad climbing
      trail running
      Tuolumne
      Twin Lakes
      Ultra Trail Mont Blanc
      ultralight
      Valdez
      Via Ferrata
      white line
      wilderness trip
      winter
      Yosemite
      yosemite national park
      Yosemite ski
      Yost Meadow
      Zermatt
      Zermatt Valley

    TRIP ITINERARY: Mammoth to June Traverse

    Day 1 Meet your guide in the early morning at Mammoth Mountain. Check equipment, and final packing, then from Main Lodge we skin up the closed road to Minaret Vista. From there the tour follows the San Joaquin Ridge north with spectacular views of the Minarets and the Ritter Range, as well as the headwaters of the Owens River to the east. Just before Deadman Pass drop in steeply to the northeast for a 1000' powder run. From there climb back to the ridge so we can drop in to another 1000' run and find camp in upper Deadman Creek.
    Day 2 Pass east of the imposing Two Teats on the way to the summit of San Joaquin Mountain. Descend right from the summit and drop down one of several options like Positive 1, the Hourglass, or the Negatives to Upper Yost Meadow. From there the plan is to descend gently via Yost Creek and then descend via the 4 Seasons run or possibly Devil's Slide to finish at the Double Eagle Resort. Celebrate the end of a fantastic traverse! Either arrange to spend the night in the June Lake area or shuttle back with us to Mammoth.

    Additional Information

    Prerequisites:
    • Advanced-expert downhill skiing skills
    • Ability to control speed and execute fall-line turns in control and comfort in a variety of backcountry snow conditions
    • Ability to execute controlled turns and come to a stop on demand on 40 degree slopes
    • Ability to sideslip forward and backward, with edge control, on steep slopes
    • Experience ski touring in the backcountry using ski touring equipment (boots, bindings, skins, transceiver, shovel, probe, etc.)
    • Very good fitness
     Trip Cost Inclusions:
    • AMGA Trained/Certified Ski Guide
    • Avalanche Rescue Equipment Rental (Transceiver, Shovel, & Probe) as needed
    • Group camping equipment
    • Shuttle back to Mammoth at end of trip, arranged in advance
     Trip Cost Exclusions:
    • Personal ski touring and mountain gear  (we have some items for rent)
    • Personal overnight gear (we have some items for rent)
    • Lodging & transportation to/from the Eastern Sierra