(Mt. Hood, OR) -- Crews have recovered the body of a snowboarder who went missing at Mt. Hood Meadows on April 5th. 30-year-old Ryan Mather was found buried in an avalanche in Clark Creek near Heather Canyon. The area is noted as having some of the more difficult ski routes. Researchers focused their efforts along the most difficult runs, but poor weather and avalanche conditions forced them to wait an extra day before retrieving the body.

Officials say the recovery required a rope team, and took about two hours.

Picture credit: Doukas, Mike USGS

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