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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 […]

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  • Training the Next Generation of Welders

    Colorado Mountain College Leadville welding student

    There’s a shortage of skilled laborers in America, which means opportunity for those willing to learn the trades. Those who pursue a vocational education, like the Basic Welding and Cutting certification program at Colorado Mountain College Leadville, will have the technical skills required to meet the high demand for welding positions. According to the American […]