• 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.”

  • Leadville Community
  • Gear Room Expo: A Symposium of Backcountry Skills on Dec. 6

    Mountain orientation student in the collegiate peaks backcountry

    Colorado Mountain College Leadville’s outdoor program is hosting a backcountry skills clinic on December 6, 2019 from 1-4pm. The Gear Room Expo: A Symposium of Backcountry Skills will include demonstrations and skill-building workshops based around backcountry gear and cooking. Specific activities include stove repair, backcountry brownies & orange cakes, kayak fitting, a guided snowshoe hike, […]