A Day After Mammoth Avalanche, Crowds Return to Popular Ski Resort

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By daybreak Sunday, hordes of anxious skiers and snowboarders were already making their way to Mammoth Mountain.

Crowds at Mammoth Mountain line up at lifts on March 4, 2018, one day after an avalanche hit the ski resort. (Credit: Ben Oreskies/Los Angeles Times)

Crowds at Mammoth Mountain line up at lifts on March 4, 2018, one day after an avalanche hit the ski resort. (Credit: Ben Oreskies/Los Angeles Times)

The ski resort's parking lots were full before 9 a.m. and cars lined the snow-dusted roads. License plates showed visitors had traveled from Nevada, Arizona, Texas and New York.

Groups waited at bus stops or trekked nearly half a mile with their equipment.

At the Eagle Lodge, the line of people waiting to buy lift tickets snaked outside and around the domed building.

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