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  • Throttling Through a Commencement Curveball

    Throttling Through a Commencement Curveball How one CMC graduate celebrated her academic accomplishments mid-pandemic and her outlook on the outdoor job market Graduating college is an incredible accomplishment that deserves to be celebrated. Though the pandemic had other plans for the class of 2020, Colorado Mountain College Leadville graduates like Kesley White found alternative ways […]

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  • Ski Ops Graduate Masters his Craft

    Patrick Torsell graduated from CMC Leadville's Ski Area Operations program in

    Ski Area Operations Graduate Patrick Torsell has his Finger on the Pulse of the Ski Industry Patrick Torsell climbs confidently into the snowcat parked on Harrison Ave. He swings his legs into the PistenBully and smiles at the crews preparing for the annual Ski Joring event. Though he is 1,700 miles from Harrisburg, PA where […]

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  • CMC Trained Firefighters Serve Local Community

    CMC Leadville Fire ACademy students PC: Brent DiRoma

       What does it take to become a Colorado firefighter? Colorado Mountain College’s Fire Academy I has created a successful formula that is respected and recognized by many Colorado fire departments. Students learn from experienced firefighters, complete hours of training, and participate in more live burns than any other academy in the state. Upon completion of […]

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  • A Competitive Edge in the Environmental Job Market

    Ryan Walker, CMC Leadville Natural Resource Management graduate and GIS Specialist.

    Natural Resource Management: an affordable first-step towards an environmental career that will put you ahead The environmental job market is strong and growing. Graduates of the Natural Resource Management program at Colorado Mountain College Leadville are finding their professional experience is what’s setting them apart from their peers in this competitive and dynamic industry. Ryan […]

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  • Ski Area Operations: Groomed for Success

    Ski Area Operations Graduate “Groomed” for Success In the last twelve years, Zach Collins, a 2007 graduate of the Ski Area Operations program has built an impressive ski industry resume. He’s worked on the grooming crew for Vail Mountain, Copper Mountain, and Beaver Creek, but his experience isn’t limited to Colorado mountains. Through his work, […]

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  • Leadville Alumni Lands in the Twin Cities

    Alumni Feature: Anna Sophia Wolner Leadville alumni Anna Sophia Wolner graduated from Colorado Mountain College Leadville in May 2016 with an Associates of Arts degree. Today, Anna is a full-time student at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus, majoring in Sustainable Food Systems. Growing up in Winona, MN— just two hours from the Twin […]