Avalanche Science Open House & Facebook Live Broadcast
Colorado Mountain College, known for snow-related degrees and outdoor programs, is excited to begin accepting applications for the new Avalanche Science program. On April 7, 2017, the CMC Leadville campus invites interested students to an open house event from 3 P.M. – 6:45 P.M. Students will be able to tour the campus, participate in an outdoor activity at the campus weather station, enjoy a free dinner, and interact with a panel of program faculty and industry experts. In addition to the on-campus open house event, Colorado Mountain College Leadville plans to share a live broadcast of the Question and Answer panel via Facebook Live from 5:45 P.M. – 6:45 P.M.
The Avalanche Science program is designed to provide fundamental skills for aspiring and existing avalanche careers. Students will build a solid knowledge base in snow science and establish competence in avalanche safety, while developing skills key to long and safe careers in the field.
“The Colorado Mountain College Avalanche Science training program is a great way for aspiring snow professionals to immerse themselves in the world of avalanches,” says Mark Mueller, Lead Avalanche Forecaster for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center Pagosa Springs Office, “and for entry level professionals to expand their knowledge and skills. The avalanche field is more complex and varied than ever and filled with an exciting lifetime of learning. There are many opportunities for persons interested in a career in snow safety; ski patrolling, forecasting, guiding, research to name the obvious ones. This program covers all the bases in depth and in an excellent central mountain location.”
Thanks to a partnership with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), Colorado avalanche experts and Leadville faculty members have worked together since 2010 to carefully craft a focused snow and avalanche curriculum that has not previously existed in North America. Program contributors include Dr. Ethan Greene, Director of the CAIC, Brian Lazar, Deputy Director of the CAIC, and Leadville campus faculty, Roger Coit (Emergency Medical Services and Outdoor Studies), Kent Clement (Outdoor Education and Leadership), Paul Rauschke (Ski Area Operations), and Copper Mallozzi (Outdoor Education and Outdoor Studies).
Those who are unable to attend the April 7 open house event in person will be able to participate and ask questions through the Facebook Live broadcast. Facebook followers will receive a notification when the broadcast is live, so be sure to like Colorado Mountain College Leadville on Facebook prior to April 7. Without a personal Facebook profile, viewers will not be able to interact with the live broadcast but you will be able to watch and learn.
Students who are interested in attending the Avalanche Science Open House event on April 7 are required to register in advance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-486-4206 to register.