Almanac: June Lake, Calif.

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Population 614

Elevation 7,650 feet

Price Of A Median Single-Family Home In Town $165,500

Property Tax $1,685

Main Businesses Tourism

District School Population 650 (includes students from other towns)

Local Ski Area June Mountain

Vertical Rise 2,590 feet

Skiable Acres/No. of Trails 500/36

Average Annual Snowfall 250 inches

Season Pass $1,470

Lift Ticket $40

Best Events Frontier Days in July feature bed races using old cots on wheels, theater performances, a crafts fair, barbecue and dance. MTV aired the rowdy festivities last year.

Locals' Favorite Restaurants The Carson Peak Inn, an old-fashioned steak-and-seafood dinner house, has been a town favorite for as far back as anyone can remember. The Eagle's Landing at the recently opened Double Eagle Resort serves great steaks, salads and a light spa menu, complemented by spectacular Sierra views.

Locals' Favorite Hangouts The Tiger Bar, a tavern-restaurant in the center of town, is the long-standing local pick. Trout Town Joe's, open only in summer, is a coffee shop where folks get together to play checkers and kibitz. For a big night out, locals head to Mammoth.

Best Place To Stay The Interlaken Condominiums (800-648-5863) offer large, elegant condos with outdoor decks and spectacular views. The Double Eagle Resort & Spa (760-648-7004) features new, cozy knotty-pine cabins with fireplaces and outdoor decks. If you're just looking for a bed to sleep in, the June Lake Villager Motel (800-655-6545) rents inexpensive multi-bedroom units with kitchens and fireplaces.

Information June Lake Chamber of Commerce: (760) 648-7584; www.junelake.com .