Dave McCoy of Mammoth Mountain addresses residents of June Lake at the Frontier Pack Station in June of 1986, the morning after signing the papers to acquire June Mountain Ski Area from previous owner Bud Hayward who founded the ski resort in 1961. Within two weeks heavy construction was well underway at June Mountain, replacing lifts, cutting down trees and drastically re-contouring terrain for the "new" June Mountain. The area was opened on schedule for the 1986-87 ski season (This is an unedited capture of a VHS tape that I made).
A couple of critical points in this video: note the favorable response by Mr. McCoy to a question from the public regarding the T-bar lift: --then the reconstruction footage shows the T-bar being removed almost immediately (the T-Bar was donated to the MWTC at Pickel Meadows for training). Also Mr. McCoy repeatedly makes the assertion that June Mountain employees would "keep their jobs," but in actuality a team of Mammoth Mountain employees was sent to June Mt. as managers and supervisors, and former June Mountain employees were required to accept demotions if they wanted to work there. Rusty Gregory was then the Personnel Manager for MMSA --he is present in this video.
This has been posted for its interest to present some history, shedding a little light on the long-standing relationship between June and Mammoth.
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