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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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  • 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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  • Inside the Professional Fly Fishing Guide Certification Program

    Inside the Professional Fly Fishing Guide Certification Program Fishing may be a hobby for some, but for those with passion for the sport and a drive for success it could be the perfect career path.  Colorado Mountain College in Leadville offers a Professional Fly Fishing Guide Certification program that aligns personal and professional interests to create […]

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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 […]

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  • Outdoor Ed Student Feature: Soren Frykholm

    Outdoor Ed Student Feature: Soren Frykholm Outdoor Ed Student uses video footage to capture CMC Leadville experience Outdoor Education student, Soren Frykholm, highlights his experience with Colorado Mountain College in Leadville through video footage captured during hands-on experiences out of the classroom. After recording his adventures with the Colorado Mountain College in Technical Canyoneering Class in Zion […]