The Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team (TNSAR) says they brought a missing snowboarder home after tracking him past midnight into the backcountry behind Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort on February 1.

They said the snowboarder had crossed the ski resort boundaries on January 31.

TNSAR were dispatched to the area leading toward Hell Hole Reservoir, following the snowboarder's trail. They continued downstream before reaching the missing person at 1 a.m. on February 1, where they were huddled next to Five Lakes Creek just two miles from Hell Hole Reservoir.

"He was cold and wet, but otherwise fine," said Calvin Mitchell, a TNSAR skier and snowmobiler. "After getting a new set of clothes from our packs and devouring a lot of the team's extra food and water, he was ready for the hike to safety."

TNSAR said they hiked eight miles up 2,800 feet in elevation because the snow was so deep, snowmobiles and snowcats could not reach them.

Around 9:30 a.m. on February 1, TNSAR said they were picked up on a ridge above the ski resort.

For more information on TNSAR, visit www.tahoenordicsar.com. 

(The Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team contributed to this report).