1 - 4 people
Ski a classic! Tour the terrain between Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain. There's plenty of quality runs along the way.
Come ski this amazing 2 day, 14 mile traverse!
Your guide will arrange this skiing gem as a 2-day ultralight tour to allow plenty of time to milk the quality descents along the way. The route for this trip drops as often as conditions dictate to the north and east. It is here you'll find all the powder stashes and sweet terrain. You'll camp in the scenic and wild upper Deadman Creek drainage and finish with a summit of San Joaquin Mountain. The final descent is an impressive 4000' to the June Lake area and the comforts of the Double Eagle Resort & Spa.
This tour makes for a perfect introduction to a multiday backcountry adventure. It's ideal for people that only have the weekend to get out there and do it.
Here's your itinerary for your awesome traverse!
Meet your guide in the early morning at Mammoth Mountain. Check equipment and finalize packing. Then from Main Lodge you'll 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, you'll drop in to the northeast for a 1000' powder run. From there you'll climb back to the ridge to find another 1000' run before finding camp in upper Deadman Creek.
You'll start your second day passing 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.
Congrats! Go celebrate the end of a fantastic traverse!
You can arrange to spend the night in the June Lake area or shuttle back with your guide to Mammoth.
- Advanced to expert level downhill skiing skills
- Ability to control speed and execute fall-line turns in a variety of snow conditions
- All participants must be able to sideslip forwards and and backwards
- High level of control on 40 degree slopes
- Excellent fitness
Need to know
- All guiding fees
- Your guide will provide avalanche rescue gear for you to use (beacon, shovel, & probe)
- Group camping equipment
- Shuttle service back to Mammoth at the of the the trip
What's not included?
- Ski touring and other mountain gear
- Personal overnight gear
- Lodging and transportation to and from the Eastern Sierra