Aspen Snowmass 2016-2017 Inventory Numbers

Posted on November 15, 2017 by Chris Klug

It has been a great 2017 for real estate. I wanted to share the active listing numbers with you from January 2016 through October 2017. We started off 2016 strong with the number of Aspen single family active listings the lowest in January, February and April. The start of 2017 was a little slower but finishing strong, as we are seeing all time highs in the Aspen single family home market. Check out the active listing graphs below for Aspen and Snowmass. Have a great weekend ahead!



Aspen's Lead with Love this Weekend

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Chris Klug

Happy Friday! I hope you are enjoying the last few days of fall; looks like we will be seeing some snow next week. Lead with Love is a Mind, Body, Spirit gathering that aims to inspire participants to find what lights them up and to share that more effectively with the world. This great local event continues through the weekend. Check out the full event schedule below.

Friday, October 27

8:15am C-Track: Meditation: Gretchen Bleiler
9:00am Yoga with the World's Youngest and Oldest Yoga Teachers
9:30am C-Track: Evan Soroka teaching Hridaya: the Spiritual Heart
10:30am Tao Porchon Lynch & Tabay Atkins in Conversation
12:00pm How to Create Growing Businesses with Love for the People and the Planet: John Paul Dejoria
1:00pm Raj Sisodia: Founder of Conscious Capitalism
1:00pm C-Track: Passion Planners
1:30pm Panel: Erica Ford, Urban Yogis and Gina Murdock: Be The Change
3:00pm E-Track: Keynote Raj Sisodia: The Healing Organization: How Business can Restore & Replenish our Bodies, Minds, Souls & the Planet (founder of Conscious Capitalism)
3:00pm Urban Yogis: Using Yoga as a Tool for Transformation
3:00pm C-Track: Nature Walk with ACES
4:15pm E-Track: Living Wholly Women Entrepreneurs Panel
4:30pm Flow State with Rave' Mehta
5:30pm Deepak Chopra: You are the Universe

Saturday, October 28

8:15am C-Track: Meditation with Gretchen Bleiler
9:00am The Main Event!: Three Lineages with His Holiness Sakyong Mipham, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Yogarupa Rod Stryker
1:00pm E-Track: Jessie May: HeartRise
2:00pm E-Track: Keynote Mark Ishaug: Leading With Love (CEO of Thresholds)
2:00pm Soul-Centered Relationships: Are You Ready To Lead With Love? Ron & Mary Hulnick
2:45pm E-Track: Aspen Entrepreneurs Panel
3:30pm C-Track: Nature Walk with ACES
5:00pm ParaYoga Nidra: Enlightened Sleep, Rod Stryker
6:30pm Fire Ceremony - Release and Renew

Sunday, October 29

4:30am C-Track: Nature Walk with ACES
8:15am C-Track: Meditation with Gretchen Bleiler
9:00am Yoga: Ashley Turner: Yoga & Ritual
9:30am C-Track: Beth Mobilian + Lindsay Patterson Spiritual Contracts: Uncovering the Deeper Purpose of Relationship
11:45am Keynote: Marianne Williamson
1:30pm C Track: Yoga with Aaron King
1:30pm Honoring the Calling of Your Heart: Living a Life of Greater Purpose, Meaning and Fulfillment. Ron & Mary Hulnick
3:00pm E-Track: Heidi Hanna: The Business Case for Caring: Healing the Human Energy Crisis at Work
4:00pm E-Track: Conscious Entrepreneurs Panel
4:30pm Yoga: Gina Caputo: MEDITASTION
9:00pm Belly Up Closing Night Party




Klug Properties September 2017 Market Snapshot

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Chris Klug

Happy fall season from Aspen! I hope you’re enjoying a great October. I keep thinking the off-season is going to arrive, but things don’t seem to be slowing after a very busy summer selling season. My goal was to sell fifty million this year and I’m on track to double it. Third quarter Aspen single family sold volume up 181% from $220,026,425 in 2016 to $618,847,971 in 2017. Aspen condo volume is also up 51% from $205,733,402 in 2016 to $311,168,358 in 2017 YTD. Twenty-one $10-million plus sales have taken place in Aspen and Snowmass in 2017 compared to just ten sales above $10-million through Third Quarter 2016, a 110% increase. Check out the full Klug Properties Market Snapshot below!


Klug Properties February 2017 Market Snapshot

Posted on March 9, 2017 by Chris Klug

Happy March from Aspen! The weather is beautiful and the snow conditions are excellent, just in time for the World Cup Finals. Aspen Snowmass has been selected to host the World Cup Finals March 15-19, 2017. The Finals will be the first outside Europe since 1997 and the return of men’s World Cup in Aspen for first time since 2001. This will be an exciting week for our town! The real estate market is in full swing with Aspen single family sold volume up 117% from $23,205,00 in 2016 to $50,466,000 in 2017 YTD. Aspen condo volume is also up 6% from $33,507,000 in 2016 to $35,427,000 in 2017 YTD. Check out the full Klug Properties Market Snapshot for February and YTD below!


Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's 2016 Resort Report

Posted on March 7, 2017 by Chris Klug

Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty compiles data from 12 prominent resort communities throughout the western half of the United States in order to provide pertinent market information regarding the overall housing market in each area to help consumers make informed buying and selling decisions. Check out the full 2016 Resort Report here.




Base Village Update from East West Partners

Posted on February 3, 2017 by Chris Klug

John Calhoun, Director of Sales for East West Partners, presented to our Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty Snowmass Team on Wednesday, February 1 in Snowmass. John said that we should see shovels on the ground starting this May, and cranes in the air more towards the fall. Four projects are slated to begin this year: 

  1. Limelight Hotel, 99 hotel rooms, 7-11 residences for sale, 5 story building, 1,800 - 2,800 sq. ft., 2,3, & 4 bedrooms, 5-story climbing wall along elevator shaft. 98% designed. 
  2. Plaza, kids area, music area, fountains. 
  3. Building 4, Zamboni house, ski shop and 3 Condo residences - 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2,600 – 3,500 sq. feet, big views, open floor plans - possible pre-sales this summer! 95% designed
  4. Discovery Center, Mammoth and Fossils area - will belong to Snowmass Village to do at will. 

All four projects must be completed no later than November 2018. The partners in this development are East/West, Aspen Ski Co, and KSL. Work on buildings 7 and 8 (Arrival area) are in the design phase. There will be condos, pool top decks and patios. East/West is planning a Vision Center in the Base Village area soon with models, blue prints, etc.

Viceroy Snowmass will release twenty developer units of existing one, two, and three-bedroom inventory on Feb 15. They will not be in the MLS and will not be available after April 1. A variety of floor plans in all areas of the building will be available from $200,000 - $1 million. I should have set pricing and unit numbers next week. Phase 2 will not be started for at least 3 to 4 years; there are no set plans at this point. I think the twenty Viceroy units will be a great opportunity to get into Base Village and Viceroy at a very competitive price.

East West, KSL and ASC are going to spend around $200 million in Snowmass Village in the next decade. It will be exciting to see Base Village finally moving forward. Exciting times ahead for Snowmass Village. 

Chris Klug

Limelight Hotel Snowmass Village



2017 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Chris Klug

Happy Winter X Games! Buttermilk Mountain is once again lit up and preparing for the X Games kick off this Thursday, January 26th through Sunday, January 29th. Our town is filled with world-class athletes, media and music! Check out the full X Games Event Schedule here. I have the privilege of speaking at the X Games anti-bullying rally, Shred Hate, at Carbondale Middle School today. Ten million students are bullied each year, so Shred Hate was launched to create change and spread kindness. Check out more details on this awesome Shred Hate Campaign here. The Chris Klug Foundation will be at X Games Guest Services all weekend promoting life-saving organ donation awareness. CKF volunteers will be mobile throughout the event, so keep an eye out for us! For more information check out

I am also excited to invite you to join me for an encore to our first Art Wave Open House this Thursday, January 26th from 3-6 PM at 1096 Waters Avenue. We will be featuring new Art Works from Gallery 1949, with proceeds benefiting The Buddy Program. Stop by this Triple Crown property located in Aspen’s downtown core for a glass of wine!

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Aspen Waters Art Wave Open House: December 29th | 3-6 PM

Posted on December 28, 2016 by Chris Klug

Please join us on Thursday, December 29th to celebrate the holidays in this brand new Aspen core luxury home in partnership with deborah daine [design]. The Art Wave Open House at 1096 Waters Avenue in downtown Aspen will premier fine contemporary art for sale, benefitting the Buddy Program. Enjoy drinks, snacks, and music by DJ Bakti Styler. Featured artists include Marc Bennett, Patti Bartelstein, Irina Daylene, Tania Dibbs, Barbara Hirsch, Kandy Lozano, Hunt Rettig of Gallery 1949, and Bob Tabor of Gallery 1949.

Aspen Waters is the quintessential Aspen dream location. This Triple Crown property is located in Aspen’s downtown core with the Roaring Fork River streaming in the backyard, and big Aspen Mountain views to the south. Listen to the sounds of the Roaring Fork River and watch trout rise from the private walkout patio of this brand new contemporary Aspen ski home. For more information visit

Art Wave


December 16-18 Weekend Happenings in Aspen

Posted on December 16, 2016 by Chris Klug

Happy Friday from Aspen! It’s snowing hard outside and expected to continue all day. Bring it on! I’m hoping for a white Christmas! I wanted to share some of great events going on this weekend! The Aspen World Snow Polo Championships take place this weekend at Rio Grande Park. The tournament is one of the most prestigious snow polo events in the world and attracts top players from around the country. Polo enthusiast from around the world as well as the local Roaring Fork Valley fans will be participating. For more information click here. This Saturday, the St. Regis is hosting their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony between 5-7p.m. This is the third leg in the local tree lighting circuit. Sardy House and Little Nell were both big hits the past two weekends. The hot cocoa at Little Nell’s tree lighting was among the best. With a three and a five-year-old I don’t miss local tree lightings and cookie and cocoa opportunities. I’m hosting open house today, Friday, December 16th from 2-4 p.m. at 1096 Waters Avenue, a spectacular contemporary downtown Aspen dream home. Have a wonderful weekend! Keep doing your snow dance. Happy holidays ahead!

Please Join us for an Open House TODAY Friday December 16th | 2-4 PM

4 bedrooms \ 4.5 bathrooms \ 2,435 livable, heated sq. ft.

1096 Waters Avenue, Aspen


Top 10 Reasons to Buy in Aspen Snowmass Today

Posted on August 4, 2016 by Chris Klug

After a slow first half of 2016 our town is full and buyers are looking. There's no better place to be this time of the year than Aspen Snowmass. Real estate activity really increased in July; I put almost fifteen million under contract the past weeks. There were a number of macro economic factors that sidelined buyers through the first two quarters of 2016 including: the strength of the Dollar, fluctuating equities markets, the price of oil, and an election year. On the heels of a great 2015, buyers were on edge; you could find reasons not to purchase a new home the first half of 2016. I had a great conversation Tuesday morning with my co-workers. We discussed why now is a great time to purchase a home in Aspen Snowmass. Here are the Top Ten Reasons it makes sense today: 

Top Ten Reasons Now is the Time to Buy in Aspen Snowmass:

  1. Quality of life. There is no better! 
  2. Recreational opportunities abound including endless uncrowded single-track. 
  3. Great property choices with increased inventory. Increased selection, encourages offers.
  4. Use it now. Don't postpone memories and chapters! 
  5. Safe harbor. Shelter. Not volatile. Preservation of wealth. Preserver of individual wealth and ability to use and enjoy opposed to stock or treasury certificate. Historically appreciation strong in Aspen.
  6. Interest rates all time low.
  7. Opportunity cost - yield is so low for safe income instrument such as bond or CD.
  8. August is a great time to make offers with off-season approaching.
  9. Security! Colorado first choice, easy to get to, safe, secure, and beautiful winter and summer.
  10. Looking long term - buying this for your family for a long time.

I anticipate a very busy August and September ahead. Call or email me today to learn more about the best values and properties in Aspen Snowmass today and get your memories started. 

Chris Klug





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