Just a short distance from Aspen is equally enchanting Snowmass Village. Its real estate inventory includes townhomes, ranches, spectacular compounds and exclusive lots for custom residences. Snowmass offers superb skiing and, like Aspen, plenty of action year-round for seasonal homeowners including golfing, hiking, biking, fishing, as well as top-notch wining and dining. A former ranching region, Snowmass, at 25 square miles, is encircled by the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. It’s not uncommon to witness migratory elk herd around Burnt Mountain or mountain lions meandering through the valley--perfect for those who like their nature wild.
Located 200 miles southwest of Denver and 130 miles east of Grand Junction, Snowmass Village is at the north end of the Brush Creek valley within the Roaring Fork valley which stretches from Glenwood Springs in the northwest end to Aspen on the southeast end and is surrounded by the White River National Forest. Snowmass Village encompasses 25.6 square miles and is at the base of the Snwomass Ski Area.
Long before miners discovered silver near Aspen and skiers discovered white gold powder on Snowmass Mountain, members of the Ute tribe inhabited the Brush Creek valley. The Utes originally called the mountain “Cold Woman” because it was often hidden by clouds and was believed to be the source of bad weather. As the nearby Aspen mines grew, settlement encroached and by the 1890s ranchers and homesteaders began to move in. Today vestiges of this ranching heritage can be found throughout Snowmass Village, from the Little Red School house built in 1894 that is still used as a school today, to the Anderson Ranch Arts Center built in the historic Hoaglund ranch buildings.
In 2010 the accidental discovery by a bulldozer operator of fossilized elements of a Pleistocene ecosystem in the ice age lakebed at the Ziegler Reservoir (now fondly referred to as the Snowmastadon site) put Snowmass prominently on the paleontological map of North America.
A long-time Aspen local, Chris Klug knows a thing or two about mountain living. As a three-time Olympian, a Bronze Medalist Snowboarder in 2002 in Salt Lake City, and an eleven-time US National Snowboarding Champion Chris has visited most of the best mountain resorts in the world. He believes there is no place like Aspen. He knows the best places on and off the mountain. Chris takes being your real estate agent seriously. He brings the same positive attitude, determination and dedication that made him an Olympic Champion to his real estate clients.
In 2000, after six years on a waiting list, Chris received a life-saving liver transplant. While waiting for a second chance Chris committed to helping make a difference to those awaiting the gift of life. In 2003 he founded the Chris Klug Foundation dedicated to promoting the importance of organ donation. Chris acts as chairman of the Chris Klug Foundation, and is the creator of the Aspen Summit for Life, a night-time uphill snowshoe race to the top of Aspen Mountain to celebrate life and help raise funds for Chris Klug Foundation.
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