Episode 3

Ep. 03: Chris Klug — From Triumph to Tragedy, and Back Again

Published on: 9th February, 2021

Chris Klug was born and raised in Aspen, Colorado and knows a thing or two about athletic achievement and real estate success. He got involved in the sport of snowboarding in the early days and was a three-time Olympic Winter Games participant and 2002 Bronze Medalist in Salt Lake City. As the recipient of a liver transplant, Chris started the Chris Klug Foundation in 2004 with the mission of promoting life-saving donation and helping improve the quality of life for donors, recipients, and transplant families. 

Chris leveraged his snowboarding career, non-profit experience, motivational speaking, and passion for the outdoors into an extraordinarily successful real estate career in a short amount of time with Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty.

In the episode we cover successful marketing strategies that have propelled Chris to one of the top producers in Aspen Snowmass, the challenge of balancing family life with athletic achievement, and finding a job you love so you never have to work another day in your life.


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Selling The Mountains
Welcome to Selling The Mountains — a podcast about the booming mountain town real estate economy and unique personalities fueling it. Your host is Christian Knapp, a lifelong mountain town enthusiast and resort marketing leader based in Aspen, Colorado who has worked for the top destinations in North America. Each episode is an insider’s perspective on market trends, lifestyle, success stories, and the business of buying and selling property in the mountains.

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Christian Knapp

Christian Knapp is the former chief marketing officer of Aspen Skiing Company and a lifelong mountain town enthusiast. He is an accomplished marketing and sales leader who has worked for the top resorts in North America — including Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone. Christian is currently an independent consultant, podcaster, and principal at Moment of Truth — a boutique marketing firm specializing in brand development, strategic planning, and digital execution.