An injured snowboarder is recovering after being rescued in what first responders are describing as extreme weather conditions near Stevens Pass.

A Cascade paramedic is being credited with spending an hour-and-a-half to establish a foot path to the injured person, who was stranded in a wilderness area near the Stevens Pass Nordic Center.

EMTs say the difficult terrain and conditions required the use of skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles in the lengthy rescue to finally get the person to an ambulance.

They say the weather was so cold that a blanket was needed to cover the front of the ambulance to keep it warm in the rescue that took place late Sunday evening.

Members of four rescue teams and Chelan County deputies were called to the scene.

The agencies involved included Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue, Chelan County Sheriff, Chelan County Search & Rescue, Chelan County Mountain Rescue, and Wenatchee Valley Firefighters Rescue Team.

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