Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort announced Thursday that it will close popular local ski area June Mountain for summer operations without plans to reopen. The news came as an unwelcome surprise to June Mountain patrons, who tout the resort's friendly atmosphere and lack of crowds. "I can say in all honesty that June has something you don't just don't see many places anymore: soul," said professional snowboarder Jeff Kramer. In a press release, CEO Rusty Gregory said that June has operated at a lost since Mammoth acquired it in 1986.
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