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  • The Notorious Leadville Powder Guild

    Colorado Mountain College Leadville Powder Guild on a reunion trip

    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 […]

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  • NRM Graduate Feature: Sarah Snarski

    Making a Difference; From Intern to Hydrologist NRM Graduate Finds Meaningful Work with USGS It’s hard to say if it was the hands-on curriculum or the outstanding natural beauty of Leadville that inspired Sarah Snarski to align her personal passions and professional goals. More than likely, it was the experience Snarski gained as a Natural […]

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  • Leaving Leadville; A Graduate’s Perspective

    Leaving Leadville; A Graduate’s Perspective By Anna Sophia Wolner, Associate of Arts, Spring ’16 How do you summarize an experience? When I sat down to reflect on my experience here, at Colorado Mountain College and in Leadville, I thought about how it all began. I remember my very first day in Leadville. I had only […]

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  • Outdoor Alumni Summit Alaskan Peak

    Outdoor Alumni Summit Alaskan Peak

    Outdoor Alumni Summit Alaskan Peak In spring of 2015, three ambitious Colorado Mountain College Leadville alumni embarked on a fundraising expedition to the Alaskan Range, with the Boulder Mountain Institute. Ryan Edwards, Eric Crosby, and Michael Elges, graduates of the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program have been climbing together as a team since they met in […]

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  • CMC Leadville Throwback Photos

    CMC Leadville Throwback Photos The Timberline campus in Leadville was one of the founding campuses of Colorado Mountain College. The college was founded in 1965, with classes beginning in 1967 and we have come a long way (11 locations) since our humble beginnings. Help us celebrate our bright future by remembering our past and share your CMC Leadville throwback photos […]

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  • ORL Alumni to Embark on Alaskan Expedition

    ORL Alumni to Embark on Alaskan Expedition by Lauren Swanson, Social Media Coordinator &  Ryan Edwards, Adjunct Field Instructor Three Outdoor Recreation Leadership grads rally to raise awareness for Paradox Sports, by embarking on an Alaskan Expedition. Three Colorado Mountain College Leadville alumni are participating in a fundraising expedition to the Alaskan Range with the Boulder […]