• Avalanche science
  • Collegiate Peaks Forum Series to feature Dr. Ethan Greene’s Avalanche Science lecture

    Photo of the avalanche science instructors at colorado Mountain college Leadville

    Dr. Ethan Greene to present Avalanche Science lecture at the Buena Vista Community Center, September 13 Dr. Ethan Greene, Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) and instructor of the avalanche science program at Colorado Mountain College, will present the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series lecture “Avalanche Science: The Cold Facts” at 7:00 p.m. on […]

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  • Mountain View Residence Hall 21+ Floor

    Photo of CMC Leadville students at the Treeline Kitchen in Leadville, CO

    CMC offers 21+ Housing Option for Non-traditional Leadville Students When most people think of the “typical” college experience, often they perceive a group of 18-year-olds living in a rambunctious institutional dormitory. At Colorado Mountain College Leadville, this model is shifting. CMC Leadville serves many different student groups; traditional post-high school graduates, full-time, part-time, transfer, veterans, […]

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  • Backcountry Guide Seeks Avalanche Science Certification

    Chris Peterson, Avalanche Science student at Colorado Mountain College Leadville, is a backcountry guide.

    Backcountry Guide Expands Critical Skills with Avalanche Science Certification Chris Peterson was looking to expand his education in snow science and avalanche forecasting when he discovered the Avalanche Science program at Colorado Mountain College Leadville. Having recently earned an Adventure Guide diploma in British Columbia, he knew CMC would give him a competitive edge in […]

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  • Popular Leadville Day Trips

    Sunset over Turquoise Lake, Popular Leadville day trips

    5 Must-See Leadville Day Trips by Leah Elkins, Outdoor Recreation Leadership student Turquoise Lake Just a couple miles outside of Leadville, this treasured high-altitude lake offers campgrounds and recreational fun on all fronts. Check it out to escape the summer heat, relax on the beach, go boating, fishing, biking – you name it! Even in […]

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  • 5 Reasons to Give Presentations in College

    Leah Elkins practices her public speaking and leadership skills on campus

    5 Reasons to Give Presentations in College by Leah Elkins, Outdoor Recreation Leadership student and Residence Assistant Giving presentations is an invaluable learning opportunity. Whether in-class, out-of-class, at a conference, on the job, at an event you should be giving as many presentations as possible. The lessons you’ll learn will be valuable for your future […]

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  • CMC Students Leave No Trace

    Kayak Touring Leadership Sunset Colorado Mountain College Leadville Leave No Trace

    CMC students are trained in the 7 Leave No Trace principles Colorado Mountain College Leadville truly values sustainability and stewardship in the outdoors. Professor Kent Clement, PhD even goes as far as to certify his Outdoor Recreation Leadership students as teachers in the 7 principles of Leave No Trace. Certified students are encouraged to teach […]