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Dubuque ski resort sends get well wishes to Olympic skier

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DUBUQUE COUNTY (KWWL) -

Officials and visitors to Sundown Mountain Ski Resort in Dubuque County are sending get well wishes to an U.S. Olympic skier following a devastating knee injury.

21-year-old Heidi Kloser, of Colorado, still appeared with Team USA in this years opening ceremony, but an injury to her right leg just before a training run in Sochi, left her not able to compete in this years Olympics.

Kloser has ties to Dubuque County. Her father, Mike Kloser is a native to Dubuque. He grew up skiing at Sundown Mountain Ski Resort in Dubuque County. Heidi Kloser's uncle, Keith Kloser, is also a part time lift operator at Sundown Mountain Ski Resort.

Keith Kloser hung up a poster of his niece, Heidi, in Sundown Mountain's North lodge. Kloser is inviting all to sign the poster in the lodge and send get well wishes to her.

Mark Dietz is Sundown's General Manager.

"We do have a lot of our regulars who just understand how much hard work it must take to get to be at that level of skiing or snowboarding. They all just jumped a board (in signing the poster)."

Dietz said Keith Kloser plans on delivering that poster to Heidi in Colorado in the coming weeks.

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