• Avalanche science
  • Local Avalanche Experts and CMC Instructors

    Starting in fall 2017, Colorado Mountain College Leadville will introduce an immersive program on snow and avalanche safety. The Avalanche Science program, based at the 10,200-foot Leadville campus and taught by respected experts, is a long-term preparatory program for those aspiring to or currently working in and around avalanche terrain. The program, developed through a […]

  • Advice
  • Earning an Environmental Education

    Earning an Environmental Education: CMC Leadville & Steamboat Springs by Sarah Duprey After spending several years at Colorado Mountain College Leadville studying Outdoor Education and Environmental Studies, I’ve come to realize that college is more than going to class and getting it a degree. It is also about learning what your passions are, and finding […]

  • College News
  • Peak Perspectives; Mountain Orientation

    Leadville Mountain Orientation A narrative by Aspen Gau, a Leadville student in the Outdoor program at Colorado Mountain College. Students in the Mountain Orientation class explored the Mount Harvard Wilderness area in early October. Mountain Orientation, affectionately called “Mountain O”, was Aspen’s first outdoor orientation course. The course is a concentrated field experience in the […]

  • Advice
  • Beyond Technical; The Human Aspect of an Outdoor Career

    Beyond Technical; The Human Aspect of an Outdoor Career Graduate Feature, Brett Menter Since graduating in 2014 with a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Brett Menter has found himself leading heli-ski trips in Alaska, guiding ice climbing trips on glaciers, coordinating outdoor activities for disabled children and more recently, instructing outdoor orientation classes at Colorado Mountain […]

  • CMC Leadville Programs
  • Leadville Trail Dozer Operations

    CMC Sculpts New Trails and Leaders in Colorado’s Trail Building Industry Trail Dozer Operations in Leadville Colorado Mountain College’s Leadville campus recently partnered with Tony Boone Trails, LLC out of Salida to pilot Trail Dozer Operations, a class in mechanical trail construction. Utilizing two state-of-the-art trail dozers, six students practiced sculpting contoured trails, berms, and […]