Arapahoe Basin Ski Area patrollers honored for life-saving efforts

30th September, 2015 by

By Alli Langley

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area patroller Tim Walsh was at the top of Black Mountain Express when he heard the call.“We knew right away it was bad,” said Walsh.The third-year patroller had been nervous about handling a life-or-death situation. He knew icy conditions and a groomed trail likely meant high speeds.Plus, he said, the snowboarder crashed off Ramrod — an intermediate run near the ski area’s base — in a permanently-closed area full of trees, rocks and untouched snow.On April 12, Breckenridge resident Todd Ohl sped off the run, broke through two ropes, hit a tree and landed on a rock. …

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