Snowboarder hospitalized after Aspen Highlands crash |

Snowboarder hospitalized after Aspen Highlands crash

Staff report

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.”

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