Snowboarder hospitalized after Aspen Highlands crash |

Snowboarder hospitalized after Aspen Highlands crash

A 45-year-old local man was hospitalized Sunday after catching an edge on his snowboard on the lower Heather-Bedlam run at Aspen Highlands, Aspen Skiing Co. said.

Ski patrol received a call at 4:09 p.m. and were on the scene two minutes later, Skico said. The man, Brian DeWeese, was wearing a helmet and descending the mountain with friends after having lunch at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro.

A source close to the situation, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said DeWeese underwent a three-hour brain surgery Sunday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.

“Advanced Life Saving Procedures were initiated by a paramedic at 4:13 p.m. and the man was transported to a waiting ambulance and taken to Aspen Valley Hospital,” Skico said in an announcement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and friends at this time.”

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.