Missing Snowboarder Found Alive Behind Sugar Bowl Property

NORDEN — A snowboarder that went missing overnight Thursday has been found alive.

Jillian Mueller, 22, was last seen at the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. She was reported missing later that night.

A Placer County Search and Rescue team, along with Sugar Bowl ski patrol, found Mueller alive and uninjured — though cold and hungry — shortly before 7 a.m. Friday morning.

Mueller was found in a wooded area behind the Sugar Bowl property known as “the cedars.”