Missing snowboarder found alive near Snowbasin

Posted at 10:24 PM, Jan 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-13 19:31:42-05

WEBER COUNTY, Utah – Search and rescue crews located a missing snowboarder Monday morning in an area near Snowbasin.

Terence Hulsman, 39, went missing around 5 p.m. Sunday shortly after he got off a lift with a friend.

Weber County Sheriff's deputies set up a command center on the Trappers Loop Road. Crews had to halt their search Sunday night because of weather conditions, but the search continued Monday morning.

Hulsman and his family and friends feel a sense of relief after the snowboarder’s cold night in the snow.

“It was just a blizzard up there and I got pushed down and real hard and I just took a wrong turn off the push,” Hulsman said.

Hulsman was spotted Monday morning around 8:15 a.m. with the help of a DPS helicopter. He was cold, tired and dehydrated, but otherwise in good shape and good spirits.

Lt. Mark Lowther with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office said Hulsman spent a rough night on the mountain.

“Last night Snowbasin recorded wind gusts up to 44 miles per hour,” Lowther said.