Chris Klug - Aspen Square's Olympic Hero
Chris Klug is Aspen Square's own Olympic Snowboard Racer, having competed in three Winter Olympic Games, and racing to a bronze medal finish at Salt Lake City in 2002. In spring of 2010 Chris raced in the Vancouver Winter Games, earning a seventh place spot. He won the US National Championship in Snowboard Slalom again in the late spring of 2010.
Yes, Chris is the son of General Manager Warren Klug. We are proud of Aspen Square's own Chris Klug, a fine athlete, an outstanding young man, a fast racer, an Olympic Team Member and an Olympic Bronze Medal winner! Chris has been competing on the professional World Cup tour for a good many years, and he wins races! Chris competed in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and he was proud and honored to represent the United States again when the Olympics come to Salt Lake City in 2002. He returned to the Olympics in 2010 held in Vancouver, BC last year.
Chris's story includes his bout with a rare liver disease that required a liver transplant in the summer of 2000. His remarkable recovery allowed him to win a World Cup race in Italy in January of 2001, just six months later; and he went on to race at Salt Lake City as the only Olympic athlete ever to compete after an organ transplant. Chris is active in the transplant community still, telling his story and spreading the message of life saving donor awareness. He has also been inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame.
Chris is retired now from active racing, and he lives with his family and very young daughter here in Aspen. Chris is active in Aspen as a realtor. You can contact Chris by visiting his website and facebook page: