Aspen Ambulance Cutback Was the 'Right Decision'

Ski-related calls see big drop in March


 
 

Janet Urquhart, The Aspen Times | | Thursday, May 17, 2012


ASPEN — Skiers and snowboarders weren't hitting the slopes much in Aspen in March — and they weren't getting hurt, either. Aspen Ambulance saw a 40% drop in calls for service in March, which is usually the ambulance service's busiest month, according to director Jim Richardson.

Aspen Skiing Co. this week reported a 1.8 percent drop in skier visits for the 2011-12 season, and the warm, dry March had a lot to do with the decrease, as visits were up about 2 percent through February. For the winter as a whole, the ambulance operation's decision to pare back the number of ambulance crews it had at the ready for the winter season was the right one, according to Richardson.

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