Klaus Obermeyer just keeps living life to the fullest. After breaking his femur in March 2011, his first serious injury in 88 years on skis, Klaus is still going strong and today is celebrating his 94th birthday along with his many, many friends and fans. Read the birthday wishes posted on Facebook and you’ll get an idea of how much people like, admire, and want to emulate Klaus. Here are just a few of my favorites:
Happy birthday Klaus. You are one of my ski heroes. I will never forget ripping down Spar Gulch fast one morning, when I looked up and saw you watching me from the bottom of the Face. You had a huge smile on your face and yodeled to me. It made my day.
Happy Birthday, you picked me up hitch hiking 35 years ago because I was wearing your clothes!
Let’s make some turns when you hit 100! What an inspiration you are with your lifelong passion for skiing and everything that goes along with it. Good man! Happy Ninety Fourth!