High praise for a team effort | AspenTimes.com

High praise for a team effort

Dear Editor:

On Jan. 8 my husband hit a tree while skiing at Snowmass and sustained some serious injuries. The incredible work of the Snowmass Ski Patrol in getting him stabilized and to Aspen Valley Hospital as quickly as possible is something I will be eternally grateful for. The hard work it took, and the care given to him while en route to AVH was wonderful.

Wayne Hyrup dispatched Nate Green, Jake Martinson, Thom Suzawith, and Matt Kuhn who are all to be commended for such a difficult extraction. Pete Smith was great in getting me delivered back and forth by snowmobile and keeping me informed as to his condition once he was found. The paramedics were wonderful in getting him to AVH safely and with great care.

I’d also like to thank the ER team and Drs. Scott Gallagher, Bill Rodman and Mark Purnell for their care of Tom while he was in AVH, as well as the nurses and therapists who assisted him during his stay there. We have an incredible number of people to thank, and are lucky to live in a town where we have such a wonderful hospital, and to have the professional, skilled and caring patrol on the mountain who put their lives out there every day to help others. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Marilyn Foss


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User