Search and Rescue Find Missing Snowboarder in Alpine Meadows Backcountry

ALPINE MEADOWS — Search and rescue teams found a snowboarder who became lost near the Alpine Meadows Ski area.

The 32-year-old snowboarded went off the backside of the mountain, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

His tracks led the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue team toward Five Lakes, nearly a mile northwest of the resort.

The man ended up at Diamond Crossing after hiking almost 3 miles through the snow.

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