• College News
  • Know Before You Go: Climbing Colorado 14ers

    CMC Leadville student Skyler Winter at the summit of Mount Yale

    Know Before You Go: Climbing Colorado 14ers Climbing a 14er has become a right of passage for many intermediate and experienced Colorado hikers. The feeling of accomplishment when you’ve reached the summit after hiking uphill for many miles is an incredible reward. With that reward comes plenty of risks that should be considered before embarking […]

  • College News
  • Reeling in Female Fly Fishing Guide Scholarships

    Heather Ritchie fly fishing guide student at Twin Lakes

    Reeling in Female Fly Fishing Guide Scholarships Fly fishers in the Upper Arkansas River Valley may have noticed a new group of anglers in town. They’re all students enrolled in the Professional Fly Fishing Guide program at Colorado Mountain College Leadville, a four-week intensive certification program dedicated to training the next generation of fly fishing […]

  • College News
  • Former Ski Area Ops Student Builds Texas Sledding Hill

    Hundreds of Levelland, TX residents made the most of unseasonably cold weather thanks to the snowmaking experience of a former CMC student It’s been fourteen years since Dustin Reichelt was enrolled in the Ski Area Operations (SAO) program at Colorado Mountain College Leadville, but that hasn’t stopped him from exercising his snowmaking skills. Now the […]

  • Avalanche science
  • Recreational and Professional Avalanche Training

    Graphic describing recreational avalanche training and professional avalanche training courses

    Recreational and Professional Avalanche Training Courses at Colorado Mountain College Leadville Avalanche Training Today: The Professional/ Recreational Split Anyone interested in exploring the backcountry should seek out formal avalanche training. Whether you are skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, or simply hiking around some of your favorite trails it is important to have an understanding about avalanche safety, […]

  • College News
  • EMT students gain hands-on training with St. Vincent Health care team

    CMC EMT students practice a trauma training with St. Vincent Health staff in Leadville

    When it comes to medical training, hands-on experience and practice are invaluable. The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program at Colorado Mountain College provides specific training for those interested in working in emergency medical services. This program covers the  training requirements and prepares students for the National Registry Exams and Colorado state certification. Traditionally, EMT student […]

  • College News
  • High Rockies Adventure Club Meets September 9

    The High Rockies Adventure Club gears up for a semester of outdoor experiences and excursions The High Rockies Adventure Club (HRAC) is a student-led group dedicated to building a community of conscientious outdoor leaders while developing an inclusive culture of outdoor recreation. The club plans and participates in school-sponsored excursions, like mountain bike rides, rock […]

  • Outdoor Education
  • Rock Climbing Leadership

    Colorado Mountain College outdoor students during the 2019 Rock Climbing Leadership course.

    CMC Rock Climbing Leadership Students will Explore Local Crags this Fall In a few weeks, Colorado Mountain College Leadville students enrolled in the Rock Climbing Leadership course will embark on a ten-day climbing adventure. The small group of dedicated recreationists will learn beginner and intermediate rock climbing techniques, practicing rappelling, knot-tying, rescues, and belaying, among […]

  • Alumni
  • 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 […]

  • Ski Area Operations
  • Synergy in the Ski Industry

    Ski Patrol Operations class at Ski Cooper

    “The SAO program hits every point of the industry,” says Daniel Burl, a 2016 graduate from upstate New York, “You get to travel and learn different lifts for Lift Maintenance class, work on the school’s snowcats in Vehicle Maintenance, learn to be a ski patroller at Ski Cooper, learn two different styles of grooming – nordic and alpine – and master snowmaking operations.”