3 People Partially Buried in Avalanche at Mammoth Mountain; Resort Closes for Remainder of Day

MAMMOTHE LAKES — Lift operations at Mammoth Mountain will be stopped for the remainder of Saturday after an avalanche.

The resort reported the avalanche at 10:15 a.m.

They said Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol was performing avalanche mitigation work when the avalanche released on the upper part of the mountain traveling toward the High Five Express area.

Three people were partially buried and were able to free themselves.

No others have been reported missing.