Grab your packs, paddles & bikes: Register for spring 2018 Leadville outdoor field courses
Leadville, CO is a basecamp for adventure. This spring Colorado Mountain College Leadville is offering several outdoor field course experiences, including Backcountry Winter Travel Leadership, Whitewater Paddling Leadership, and Mountain Biking. These hands-on courses are open to the public, and non-degree seeking students are encouraged to call 719-486-2015 to register or learn more.
Colorado Mountain College Leadville is known for its outdoor programs and outdoor based classes. Students interested in an outdoor degree will develop skills and knowledge as outdoor leaders with the two-year outdoor education and outdoor recreation leadership programs.
Backcountry Winter Travel Leadership – OUT214 ( 4 CR)
Students will develop the knowledge, ability and leadership skills necessary to lead a group on a winter backcountry ski and/or snowboarding travel adventure. This multi-day, overnight course emphasizes safety and survival skills on three weekend overnight trips. In addition to tuition, there is a $421 course charge (non-refundable 30 days prior to the first class).
Mandatory Pre-Course Meeting: Tuesday, February 20 6:30PM – 7:20PM
Field Weekend 1: March 2 – March 4 (Friday – Sunday)
Field Weekend 2: March 23 – March 25 (Friday – Sunday)
Field Weekend 3: April 20 – April 22 (Friday – Sunday)
Whitewater Paddling Leadership – OUT215 (4 CR)
Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to instruct and safely lead a group on a whitewater paddling experience using either whitewater rafts or kayaks. You must be at least 17 years old on the first day of class to take this course.In addition to tuition, there is a $523 course charge (non-refundable 30 days prior to the first class).
Mandatory Pre-Course Meeting: Tuesday, April 10 5:30PM – 6:20PM
Classroom Lecture: Monday, April 23 9AM – 4:50PM
Overnight Field Experience: April 24 – May 2
Mountain Biking – OUT126 (1 CR)
Introduces students to basic mountain biking skills and techniques. The primary emphasis is to gain an understanding of the basic principles of mountain biking. Students develop skills and techniques for all riding situations, review bicycle anatomy, and basic maintenance and repairs. In addition to tuition, there is a $140 course charge (non-refundable 30 days prior to the first class.)
Mandatory Pre-Course Meeting: Friday, March 30, 1-3:50PM
Overnight Course in Fruita, CO: April 2 – April 4, 8AM – 4:50PM (Monday – Thursday)