5. June Mountain, CA
Does June’s appearance in the top 10 stem from the fact that, on a pow day, “The Face” rivals any catboarding operation? Or is it their commitment to a perfect park and pipe from December until April? Could it be their laid-back vibe and friendly staff? Perhaps it’s that lift lines are almost nonexistent, even though June is just 20 miles north of Mammoth. There’s only one way to find out— make the trek.