• Advice
  • 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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  • 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 […]

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  • The Notorious Leadvile Powder Guild

    By Lauren Swanson It was well after midnight in November 1983, when Ski Area Operations (SAO) students committed their first infraction of the day—breaking and entering. The students, known affectionately as the Leadville Powder Guild, entered the SAO shop with the intentions of temporarily relocating equipment and classroom property onto the front lawn of their […]

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  • From Leadville to the Alps; An International Grooming Adventure

    Grooming around the world Ski area operations alum Karen Gilliot runs snowcats in both hemispheres.  by Carrie Click This article was originally published by Carrie Click at enews.coloradomtn.edu.  While Karen Bruce Gilliot was growing up in Belle Vernon, a little borough outside Pittsburgh, she skied at Seven Springs. It’s a Pennsylvania ski area that tops out […]

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  • Beyond Technical; The Human Aspect of an Outdoor Career

    Beyond Technical; The Human Aspect of an Outdoor Career Graduate Feature, Brett Menter Since graduating in 2014 with a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Brett Menter has found himself leading heli-ski trips in Alaska, guiding ice climbing trips on glaciers, coordinating outdoor activities for disabled children and more recently, instructing outdoor orientation classes at Colorado Mountain […]