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Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
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Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking

Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
Although Mt. Waterman was closed because the ski patrol did not make it, Esther Kim hiked about one hour to get about a two-minute snowboard ride down the mountain, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
Skiers head up to the Mt. Waterman ski lift only to find out the resort was closed because the ski patrol did not make it, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
Although Mt. Waterman was closed because the ski patrol did not make it, Alexa Ihrt, 46 of Glendale, hiked about 1 hour to get about a two-minute ride ride down the mountain, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
Although Mt. Waterman was closed because the ski patrol did not make it, skiers hiked about 1 hour to get about a two-minute ride down the mountain, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
Mt. Waterman co-owner Rick Metcalf comes down mountain to the parking lot after waiting about half a day for the ski patrol at Mt. Waterman, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
Although Mt. Waterman was closed because the ski patrol did not make it, Thibault Dargeou, 37 of Santa Monica, hiked about 1 hour to get about a two-minute snowboard ride down the mountain, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
A skier who came up to Mt. Waterman only to find out the resort was closed because the ski patrol did not make it was not happy in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
Although Mt. Waterman was closed because the ski patrol did not make it, skiers hiked about one hour to get about a two-minute ride down the mountain, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
Although Mt. Waterman was closed because the ski patrol did not make it, skiers hiked about one hour to get about a two-minute ride down the mountain, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
Frozen sign at the 6,000-ft. level heading towards Mt. Waterman, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.  (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
Mt. Waterman remained closed as employees head back down the mountain after waiting half a day for the ski patrol, and skiers hiked about one hour to get about a two-minute ride down the mountain, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
Although Mt. Waterman was closed because the ski patrol did not make it, Micala Thompson of Los Angeles hiked about one hour to get about a two-minute ride down the mountain, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
Although Mt. Waterman was closed because the ski patrol did not make it, skiers hiked about one hour to get about a two-minute snowboard ride down the mountain, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
Although Mt. Waterman was closed because the ski patrol did not make it, Ward Christiansen of La Cañada Flintridge and his wife Ann hiked about one hour to get about a two-minute ride ride down the mountain, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: Mt. Waterman ski resort remains closed, skiers still enjoy powder conditions by hiking
About three-dozen vehicles line the parking lot at Mt. Waterman, which was closed because the ski patrol did not make it, in the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The ski patrol, according to owner Rick Metcalf, did not make it to the resort because of road closures. Conditions, according to Metcalf and some of the skiers, were the best theyÕve seen in years with about 3-4 feet of base and some eight inches of powder. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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