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Saturday Morning Rescuers Activated

SUNDAY March 4, 2018 Update __

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 Village of Mammoth Lakes courtesy of 

KTLA  reported:    

Eight people — including two guests at the ski resort and six employees — were partially buried in the avalanche but were able to free themselves, resort officials said. 


LA TIMES Headline reads: Avalanche strikes crowded Mammoth Mountain: 

'Essentially, the top of the mountain came loose'

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 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)


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If anyone knows of possible person(s) is missing at Mammoth,

call 760-934-0611.

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 reported missing.

“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.