Saturday Morning Rescuers Activated
SUNDAY March 4, 2018 Update __
of Mammoth Lakes courtesy of BigBearLake.net
people — including two guests at the ski resort and six employees — were
partially buried in the avalanche but were able to free themselves, resort
TIMES Headline reads: Avalanche strikes crowded Mammoth Mountain:
the top of the mountain came loose'
A sign at the Broadway Express chairlift informs
visitors that the Mammoth Mountain ski area
is closed after Saturday morning's avalanche. (Robbin
Goddard / Los Angeles Times)
If anyone knows of possible person(s) is missing
March 3, 2018 ___ At
approximately 10:30 A.M. authorities at the Mammoth Ski Resort, in Mammoth
Lakes, California, were alerted of an avalanche incident that had occurred on
the eastern area, the High
Five Express [Chair 5].
Although three skiers escaped injury, immediate Ski Patrol and Avalanche Search
And Rescue Teams responded to reports of multiple partial burials.
Reported by: Mammoth Mountain will be closed the rest of the day.
The ski resort said no one was
“The first searches with
transceivers, avalanche dogs and a RECCO search have not produced any results,”
Mammoth said on Twitter. “The third stage of the avalanche protocol involving a
manual probe search is underway.”
The Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol
was doing avalanche hazard mitigation work when there was an avalanche on the
upper part of the mountain towards the High Five Express area.