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Mt. Waterman Opens Again

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A member of the Ski Patrol arrives early to work at the Mt. Waterman ski resort before it opened Saturday. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Skiers line up early in the morning to buy lift tickets. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Lynn Newcomb, 87, who ran the resort until 1999, arrives to celebrate the reopening. He said that as he rode the chairlift, he appreciated the work needed to get it operating. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Former owner, Lynn Newcomb, 87, and current owner Rick Metcalf, ride the lift together Saturday to celebrate the reopening of the Mt. Waterman ski resort re-opens after four years. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Skiers head up the mountain at Mt. Waterman, which was reopened after four years. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Skiers ride the ski lift to top of Mt. Waterman, which has reopened after four years. (Robert Gauthier)
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Skiers cheer as they head to an upper lift at the Mt. Waterman resort. The resort lacks snow-making equipment, but it faces north, keeping the sun’s rays from melting the snow as quickly as can happen at other ski facilities. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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