Living Aspen Magazine Summer 2022

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Summer 2022 | Presented By Chris Klug


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Welcome to Living Aspen! Happy summertime from Aspen Snowmass! I hope

or years ahead. Buying timeless quality with great

you are doing well and off to a great start to summer!

views, access and amenities will always be desired.

Thank you for picking up our newest summer 2022

Historically Aspen Snowmass Real estate over the

edition of Living Aspen Magazine. I’m proud to show-

long-term has been a great investment with regard to

case our exclusive Klug Properties collection of the

quality of life and finances. While we’re not immune

Roaring Fork Valley’s finest luxury properties.

in our valley to macro headwinds, we’re a bit insulat-

We’re excited for a great summer season ahead kicking off with the Aspen Food & Wine Classic in midJune, followed by a non-stop calendar of activities and events all summer long. Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience and Labor Day Festival, Aspen Ideas Festival, Theatre Aspen, and Aspen Music Festival are all back and in-person again! Don’t miss the 30th An-

ed due to constrained supply and the fact that we’re surrounded by White River National Forest lands. Please reach out if you would like an updated complimentary in-depth analysis of your property and neighborhood today. I study the market every day; this is not a hobby for us. We’re here full-time, ready to help you.

nual Free Thursday Night Snowmass Concert Series on Fanny Hill in Snowmass Village, one of my favorite summertime traditions. After a wet and somewhat chilly springtime, the single-track hiking and biking

Have a fun and safe summer season ahead. Live life, give life!

trails are tacky and the aspen trees and wild flowers are green and vibrant again. It’s a great time to be in the mountains!

I feel so grateful to be Living Aspen Snowmass. I love what I do and I love this valley. I believe it’s still one

It has been an incredible two plus year run since Covid

of the great places on earth. Few places offer the

for Roaring Fork Valley Real Estate. We’ve seen some

culinary, cultural and recreational opportunities,

eye-popping sales already in 2022. Overall, we’re see-

nor the characters like Aspen Snowmass. Change is

ing less transactions than last year, volume mostly up

inevitable, but this will always be a magical place. I

- where there’s inventory, and record-breaking sale

believe the Aspen Idea of nourishing mind, body and

prices and sold price per sq. ft. I anticipate another

spirit in the mountains is still alive in our community.

active summer selling season ahead with historically

Celebrate it and share it; take it home and inspire! I

low inventory and continued demand. However, dou-

hope to see you out on the trail or at one of our many

ble digit appreciation isn’t sustainable forever. There

community events and activities. Have a fun and safe

are some macro-economic challenges, which could

summer season ahead. Live life, give life!

cause market conditions to change in the months

– Chris Klug | 970.948.7055

Aspen | Starwood

The Finest Starwood Estate

1020 Carroll Drive

Simply the Finest Aspen Estate Enjoy end of the road privacy and top-of-theworld Elk Mountain views on six Starwood parcels totaling 115 acres bordering White River National Forest. The 13,175 SF main house was designed with an arts and crafts style on a Rocky Mountain scale. Starwood is Aspen’s only gated community featuring x-country ski trails, tennis courts and an on-site fire station. 8 BR | 8 FULL, 3 HALF BA | 23,075 SF $39,500,000 | MLS# 175555

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Aspen | Castle Creek 633 North Hayden Road

A Timeless Colorado Lodge Home A stunning alpine setting on 44 private acres just minutes from the Aspen roundabout on a newly paved circular drive. Built with logs from Yellowstone Park with an artistic pentagonal support structure, and reclaimed hickory flooring throughout. Six generous en suite bedrooms are all above grade with views, plus a detached elevated gym, spa outbuilding with full bath, massage room, and partially covered outdoor hot tub. Enjoy framed south facing Mt. Hayden views surrounded by Aspen groves on the east side of Aspen Highlands. Ski back home via Congo trail for the adventurous and experienced backcountry skier or snowboarder. This classic home is what living in the mountains is all about! 6 BR | 7 FULL, 2 HALF BA | 11,877 SF | 44 AC

$29,000,000 | MLS# 175532 | 970.948.7055

Aspen | Castle Creek 633 North Hayden Road 970.948.7055 |

Snowmass | Wildridge 104 Wildridge Lane

One of Snowmass Village’s Best This completely reconstructed, intelligently planned contemporary home was built and designed with a vision to create a beautiful modern smart home that maximizes southern exposure and panoramic Snowmass Ski Area views. A quiet end of the cul-de-sac location ensures zero traffic and the utmost privacy. The kitchen features matt black cabinetry and hand selected lilac slab counter tops. The bar area with back lit onyx slab is the perfect tasting room to the adjacent temperature-controlled wine room. A 52” glass elevator tube is lifted and lowered by air pressure with no cables and built-in backup battery, designed to lower to the ground in the event of power failure. The house is powered by solar panels with a backup propane powered generator. Hike or bike out your door to Rim Trail single-track. 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,045 SF | .4 AC $7,995,000 | MLS# 175553 | 970.948.7055

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Snowmass|Wood Run 155 Forest Lane

The Perfect Family Ski-in/Ski-out Retreat This modern ski-in/ski-out home integrates flawlessly with the natural surroundings, creating the ultimate indoor/outdoor living. Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with elevated views of Brush Creek Valley and the Continental Divide this custom home features warm Nordic interiors with wide plank white oak flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows and a minimalist Bulthaup kitchen. The main level master suite features a spa bathroom with soaking tub and steam shower, an oversized walk-in closet, a gas fireplace, and a separate study with outdoor terrace. A wood-burning fireplace warms the great room along with three more gas fireplaces throughout. Hike, bike, ski or snowboard directly from the ski room onto White River National Forest land. 5 BD | 5 FULL, 3 HALF BA | 5,534 SF | 1 AC $7,000,000 | MLS# 173626 | 970.948.7055

Carbondale | Aspen Glen 63 Buffalo Lane

Live the Aspen Glen Lifestyle this Summer Located on a private, south facing lot just off the 16th hole of the exclusive Jack Nicklaus designed Aspen Glen Golf Course, sits this Charles Cunniffe Architects designed custom home. It was recently remodeled featuring a bright new open great room, a new main-level master suite, a fully upgraded chef’s kitchen and new flooring. Enjoy the three private patios from which to listen to the seasonal stream. The heated 2.5-car garage features golf cart parking and/or added storage. Optional golf membership is included. 5 BD | 4 FULL, 1 HALF BA | 3,783 SF | .53 AC $2,795,000 | MLS# 175484

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Missouri Heights 1200 Sunset Lane

We’ll Give You the Moon! Located on five acres in Missouri Heights, just ten minutes to Willits and downtown Basalt, this exceptional property features a main house, guest cottage, two observatories and a finished garage/ studio. 180º unobstructed views encompass Aspen Mountain to the east, the famed Maroon Bells, Capitol Peak and Mt. Sopris to the south. The custom eco-built home boasts R-30 rated walls and R-40 rated ceilings, gas fireplace and radiant heated floors. Architectural plans have been drawn for a 2,200 square foot addition to the main house for those looking to expand. The two research-grade astronomical observatories make this property a dream for environmentally and/or astronomy enthused buyers. 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,102 SF | 5 AC $2,295,000 | MLS# 175104 | 970.948.7055

Aspen | Aspen Square 617 East Cooper Avenue #301

Aspen’s Best Location in the Heart of Downtown Third floor, north facing fireside studio with views of Smuggler, the Hunter Creek Valley and Red Mountain. This nicely updated unit features solid slab granite and custom cabinetry in the kitchen and a private patio. Aspen Square amenities include pool, hot tubs, front desk, concierge, off-street parking, daily housekeeping, gym and elevator. Leave your skis, boots and gear in the lock-off owner’s storage closet. A block away from the Aspen Art Museum and all of Aspen’s best shops and restaurants and across the street from Gondola Plaza and Silver Queen Gondola. STUDIO | 1 FULL BA | 496 SF $1,700,000 | MLS# 175538

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What our clients are saying…

Chris Klug and his team were essential to the success of selling our family home in Snowmass. Chris was always responsive, knowledgeable and attentive. Every aspect of the listing, showings, negotiations, contract, due diligence and most importantly closing were handled by Chris and his team with the utmost professionalism and care for our family. Chris comes highly recommended from all of us. – Brian

“ The Klug Properties Team: Dylan Braun, Chris Klug and Eric Abrahamovich

We were able to purchase our home within weeks -- not easy coming from another state, and not easy during Covid! Chris was always available, seemingly in the middle of the night at times, to review options, set appointments, and make sure we understood the process and market. Even after signing our contract, we had an incredibly tight window to close. Chris had a great set of local vendors, inspectors, and other pros to pull everything together on time with zero slips. He was also able to negotiate meaningful concessions from the Seller after the pre-purchase inspection. Chris knows the market and understood how to navigate it. To do all of this, in a matter of weeks, during very difficult circumstances was quite a feat. He has our highest recommendation! – Matt

Working with Chris and his team was a pleasure. It was reassuring to know that besides having the expertise and connections of Chris’ years of experience in the Aspen market, we also had the depth and resources of his team to handle every detail to make sure things went smoothly.” – Jonathan

As an owner of an Aspen Square studio in Aspen it became evident that as our family grew we needed more space. We love to ski at Snowmass and sought to a make a move somewhere on the hill there. We chose Chris Klug to help us make this happen. Chris knew the Aspen Square market very well and we were able to sell our condo in about a week. At the same time he helped up find our new ski in ski out Snowmass property. Every step of the way Chris and his team took care of the many details involved with two major transactions almost simultaneously. They were timely, professional and so pleasant to work with. We live out of state and never had to be there, they took care of everything! Now it’s done and we absolutely love our new place and can’t wait for ski season! I am truly grateful to Chris and his group of top professionals for all they did for us.– Tom

CK and his team made all the difference on the origination, negotiation and flawless execution of the property deal. Thanks to them, we are proud owners of a beautiful penthouse in the Aspen Community.” – Ricardo | 970.948.7055

It’s not easy to select the realtor you trust with the sale of the home you’ve loved and nurtured for 22 years. A good friend recommended Chris to us, emphasizing what soon became obvious to us in working with him each day: the expertise, diligent hard work and attention to detail he applies to every step of the process. It really impressed us that he encourages any questions we might have and responds immediately to texts and phone calls. We enthusiastically recommend Chris and his excellent and professional team!”– Diane & Gaines

I appreciate the relationship with Chris and his team. We have worked on multiple projects together, from the beginning of the design phase to the final closing. This experience has been one of honesty and trust, in which we work together to insure the success of each project.” – Ken Janckila, CEO & President of Janckila Construction

We’ve conducted three transactions with Klug Properties over the past seven years and had an excellent experience every time, and we receive the same feedback from the multiple parties that we have referred him to as well. Chris Klug’s knowledge of the real estate market up and down the Roaring Fork Valley is second to none. His team members are exceptional and Chris has consistently demonstrated strong negotiation skills, incredibly responsive service and is always willing to provide above and beyond the typical scope of services, including finding resources of every nature needed for both pre- and post- closing activities. We have the highest degree of confidence in his opinions and recommendations which has proven to yield a superior outcome each and every time. Klug Properties is not only among the most reputable firms in the Roaring Fork Valley but will deliver fantastic results in the end and keep expectations realistic.” – Randy & Julie

I have recently worked with Chris and his uber-efficient support team both as Seller and Buyer. He proved to be the ultimate professional on both transactions, which had to be conducted at warp speed in this current market. He priced each property accurately, called in local inspection and repair teams at short notice to overcome potential deal breakers, prevented me from overpaying in price negotiations and reached agreement with the other brokers to achieve my objectives in both cases. He enabled two complex transactions to be completed with simplicity and relative ease. I cannot recommend him more highly – appoint him to represent you and let him show you his class!”– Richard

Ten Reasons to Choose Klug Properties and Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty to sell your property

1. Market Knowledge: I am an expert on the Aspen Snowmass Real Estate Market. I study the market every day; this is not a hobby for me. I produce a monthly market snapshot and a quarterly in-depth Aspen Snowmass Market Report at I have been doing so for the past decade. In 2020 I sold $206 million finishing as the #5 broker overall in the Aspen Board of Realtors 2020 rankings based on production. I sold $170.6 million in 2021, finishing as the #10 ABOR broker based on production. I currently have over $125 million closed or contracted already in 2022. 2. Availability & Support: Three full-time licensed real estate professionals born and raised in Colorado and the Roaring Fork Valley with over 25 years of combined real estate success and over $750 million in career sales. We love this community and what we do, and are passionate about sharing it and giving back through Chris Klug Foundation and other local non-profits that we support. 3. Global Reach: With 1,000 offices in 78 countries and 25,000 sales associates worldwide with $204 billion in annual sales, we will get the word out in all of our feeder markets and beyond. I will leverage all of the Sotheby’s International Realty marketing tools including the number one real estate website in terms of time spent on site, and the largest audience in the real estate industry at 4. Partnerships: I personally share my exclusive listings with the top Sotheby’s International Realty brokers across the country through my Sotheby’s Market Leaders membership at, and Colorado Ski Towns partners,

5. Social Media and Sphere: I maintain the most expansive social media platform in the local brokerage community with over 30,000 subscribers or followers. Klug Properties sends a bi-weekly digital newsletter with the latest market stats, insights and Aspen Snowmass happenings to our sphere of over 2,500 buyers, sellers and Aspen Snowmass influencers. 6. Living Aspen Magazine: 50,000 copies distributed annually in key locations including insertion in The Aspen Times during the busiest times of the year, and mailings to every homeowner in the upper Roaring Fork Valley summer and winter, 7. Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty Advantage: 192 Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty Brokers in 12 offices throughout the Roaring Fork Valley with a 28% market share in 2021 – twice the market share of or next competitor. Bigger is better when it comes to generating positive PR for your property. 8. Video: Twenty-five years of broadcast experience as a professional athlete has allowed me to be comfortable in front of the camera, while

focusing on messaging and details that matter. We will create a professional video tour of your property including aerial drone footage and share it at,, and I will also film a virtual open house tour of your property

9. Website: Your property will be featured on the home page of, the #1 broker site in the local brokerage community with 8,000 average monthly users. Your property will have its own custom one-stop-shop website that includes photography, video, virtual tour, map, description and due diligence docs., so buyers and brokers can easily access the information they need to take the next step. 10. Negotiation Expertise: I am a Certified Negotiation Expert. I will represent your interests first and foremost, while working

collaboratively with fellow brokers to help achieve the best possible result for you in the most efficient manner possible. Honesty, Integrity and Commitment are my mantra. I will work hard to get the job done for you without compromising my ethics or professionalism. I bring the same positive attitude and determination to my real estate practice that made me an Olympic Champion. 970.948.7055 |

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Expertise, Experience and Local Advantage

hris Klug is a long time Aspen Colorado native, and knows a thing or two about mountain living. It’s only natural he became an Aspen Realtor. Chris got involved in the sport of snowboarding in the early days. His snowboarding accomplishments include: three-time Winter Games participant, Olympic Bronze Medalist in Salt Lake City in 2002, eleven-time US National Champion, twentyyear veteran of the Snowboard World Cup, and five-time World Cup Champion, Chris has spent plenty of time exploring mountain communities around the world and the best one situated in the Elk Mountains in Aspen, Colorado. In addition to his real estate duties and his passion for outdoor activities, Chris devotes his energy to promoting life-saving organ and tissue donation through the Chris Klug Foundation. As a 22-year liver transplant recipient himself, Chris is dedicated giving back to help the more than 100,000 people waiting across the country today for a second chance at life. In 2004 Chris founded the Chris Klug Foundation with the mission of promoting life-saving donation and helping improve the quality of life for donors, recipients and transplant families. Chris has developed diverse skills in sales, marketing and communication through a variety of activities. His snowboarding career and transplant experience have | 970.948.7055

provided Chris a tremendous platform to help inspire others with his story. Chris is a professional corporate and motivational speaker and has shared his message with thousands at over five hundred events nationwide the past three decades. Chris has acted as Owner and President of Klug Enterprises, Inc., a marketing and sales firm. Chris is the Founder and current Chairman of the Board of the Chris Klug Foundation. In 2004 Chris created the Aspen Summit for Life event to raise awareness and funds for organ donation awareness. Chris is proud to be a licensed real estate broker and partner at Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty in Aspen, CO. He is committed to bringing the same enthusiasm and commitment to his real estate activities that has made him a champion snowboarder and helped him persevere through a life threatening liver transplant surgery. Chris Klug’s record proves that dedication achieves results. His appreciation for the quality of life the mountains have to offer allows him an intuitive approach to pairing clients with their homes. With his extensive competitive athletic experience and devotion to preparation, you can count on Chris to get the deal done. Working with Chris will help land you on the real estate podium. 

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Over a half billion closed or contracted in the past 2 years. We are grateful for the opportunity to help you and are always here for you. We are passionate about Living Aspen Snowmass and believe there is no better place on earth. We study the market every day. Call or email if you would like to discuss the market in detail or to schedule a complimentary in-depth market analysis of your home’s value today. Sotheby’s International Realty’s global reach combined with Klug Properties network includes the most expansive social media platform in the local brokerage community. Be sure that you’re working with the team that delivers proven results when it matters most. Chris Klug 970.948.7055 @KlugProperties

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Sotheby’s International Realty Market Leaders Just over 50 Sotheby’s International Realty Market Leaders sold $8.25 billion in 2021. I am proud to be a member of Sotheby’s International Realty Market Leaders Group and to partner with the top agents in all of our primary markets around the globe. Together, we collaborate on marketing opportunities, share best practices, and provide local market expertise. Call me today if you would like my help connecting with a world-class Sotheby’s advisor in your local market. New York, NY

Jeremy V. Stein

4 BD | 5.5 BA | 6,000 SF | $36,500,000

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Frances & Todd Peter

6 BD | 7 BA | 5,403 SF | .56 AC | $33,950,000 | 970.948.7055

Cambria, CA

Eric Lavey & Dusty Baker

5 BD | 9 BA | 12,188 SF | 78.5 AC | $40,00,000

Austin, TX

Kumara Wilcoxon

4 BD | 7 BA | 13,000 SF | $23,50,000

Imagine one destination where you will discover luxury real estate in Colorado’s Premier and World Class Ski Resorts. From Aspen to Vail, Telluride to Steamboat, Breckenridge to Crested Butte, Beaver Creek to Keystone, Copper to Snowmass, to Winter Park and everything in between, our luxury team of professional real estate brokers with Sotheby’s International Realty has you covered.

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$11,995,000 | 4 Beds | 5 Baths | 3,448 SF | 6,000+ SF Rooftop Terrace

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MOUNTAIN VILLAGE | 135 Palmyra Drive

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$11,995,000 | 6 Beds | 7 Baths | 6,481 SF

$8,500,000 | 430 Acres | Platted as 11 Lots | Border 4,300 Acres of BLM

Dan Dockray | LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

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Aspen | Starwood 1020 Carroll Drive

Every Amenity and Forever Views A hidden snowmelt path leads to an oversized outdoor spa set amongst massive sandstone rocks. There are two ponds on property, both are aerated and stocked with trout. A guest house with four en suite studios and 3 woodburning fireplaces is adjacent to the main house. Two 3-bedroom caretaker’s homes plus a 3-bedroom apartment, offices, garages and maintenance facilities are situated below the main house. 8 BR | 8 FULL, 3 HALF BA | 23,075 SF $39,500,000 | MLS# 175555 | 970.948.7055