AIMF hosts a fireside chat with Klaus Obermeyer and Chris Klug to raise funds to preserve our mountains

AIMF hosted an intimate après ski with snow sport legends Klaus Obermeyer and Chris Klug to bring awareness and raise funds dedicated to promoting sustainable mountain development.

Aspen, CO – March 4, 2013 – The Aspen International Mountain Foundation, member of the U.N. Global Mountain Partnership in support of Vertex, the Global Mountain Partnership North American Hub, and project of AIMF and the Telluride Institute hosted an quaint après ski last Friday promoting the awareness of critical mountain issues with a highly anticipated interview between Chris Klug and ski legend, Klaus Obermeyer. 

The après ski was hosted at the home of Holly Lueders, an Aspen local. All of the who’s who of Aspen gathered together to show their support of the AIMF’s new project, Vertex. Bill Stirling, former Mayor of Aspen, MC’d the event, and introduced the famed ski legends and mountaineers, Chris Klug and Klaus Obermeyer. “We could not have been more excited to receive the support of Chris and Klaus. Their chat was stimulating, fun, and really illustrated why protecting our mountain ranges is so critical,” Stirling exclaimed. 

“Mountains do not yet receive the national and international attention and assistance they need. Efforts to promote sustainable practices in North America are fragmented, which is why we founded Vertex,” explains AIMF founder, Karinjo DeVore. “Aspen is now the North American hub. We are the custodians of traditional mountain culture and knowledge.”

The interview between Chris Klug and Klaus Obermeyer will be broadcasted on Plum TV. Photos will be posted on the AIMF website. If you wish to support the project, please visit to donate. 

About AIMF

Founded in 2001 in the heart of the Rocky Mountains to promote sustainable mountain development. AIMF has worked collaboratively with the United Nations’ Environment Programme (UNEP), the City of Aspen, Sister Cities International, the Aspen Institute, Aspen Sister Cities, and other public and private organizations to produce a series of international conferences and events focusing on issues facing mountain communities. 


Vertex is a project lead by AIMF and the Telluride Institute developing a communication center, local point and convener for all mountain stakeholders in North America; allowing for the sharing of critical information, capacity building, and collaborative solutions. Vertex is the catalyst for local, regional, national and international action agendas; developing a strong common platform for dialogue and action.