Earn a degree and Ski for Free at CMC Leadville
Thirty-four minutes. That’s how long it takes for students at Colorado Mountain College Leadville to travel from campus to the slopes at Copper Mountain. It’s a short commute, and it leaves plenty of time for studying — or shredding — depending on your class schedule. Thanks to a recent partnership between Colorado Mountain College and Copper Mountain, Leadville students will be able to ski for free at Copper starting fall 2018.
Out-the-door trail access and 300+ miles of trails to explore, access to a four-season library of outdoor gear, climbing wall, 18-hole disc golf course and backyard terrain park are a few of the outdoor conveniences offered at CMC Leadville. Colorado Mountain College Leadville is excited to add the ski passes to the list of adventurous amenities available to students at the 10,200′ elevation campus.
Nothing in life is ‘free’ but this comes pretty close. To be eligible for the season pass, you must be a full-time residential student living on campus for both the 2018 fall and 2019 spring semesters. Students must also be in good academic standing. Academic performance and grades will be reviewed at “mid-term”. Those receiving a C or better at the end of the 7th week (October 12th) of classes will be eligible for the season pass. Additionally, students must be in good standing in the residence halls.
As of April 2018, Copper’s season pass is priced at $459. Pass holders receive unlimited skiing and riding at Copper plus 3 days at Purgatory, Monarch Mountain, Powder Mountain and at Taos Ski Valley.
Eligible students will be announced on October 31, 2018. Is a free ski pass motivation enough to excel in school and stay out of trouble in the residence halls? We certainly think so!
For questions regarding the Colorado Mountain College and Copper Mountain ski pass and partnership, please visit colomtn.me/SkiFreeAtCMC or call 719.486.2015.