• College News
  • Local Firefighters Train with CMC Fire Academy

    Colorado Mountain College Fire Academy students during a flashover fire simulation.

    Colorado’s future firefighters gathered alongside instructors from local fire departments for a flashover training simulation in Dotsero, CO. The simulation is just one piece of training that sets the Colorado Mountain College Fire Academy apart from other programs and certifications. “Colorado Mountain College’s Fire Academy is mostly hands-on,” says Taylor DeField, an 18-year-old student from […]

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  • Colorado’s First Terrain Park Open for Season Built by CMC Students

    At 10,200′ elevation Leadville, CO has plenty of crisp nights. In the past few days, overnight temperatures have dropped below 28 degrees Fahrenheit, creating ideal conditions for making snow, something that Colorado Mountain College students are getting a lot of practice in. In fact, ski area operations students and faculty have made enough snow to cover […]

  • Avalanche science
  • Collegiate Peaks Forum Series to feature Dr. Ethan Greene’s Avalanche Science lecture

    Photo of the avalanche science instructors at colorado Mountain college Leadville

    Dr. Ethan Greene to present Avalanche Science lecture at the Buena Vista Community Center, September 13 Dr. Ethan Greene, Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) and instructor of the avalanche science program at Colorado Mountain College, will present the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series lecture “Avalanche Science: The Cold Facts” at 7:00 p.m. on […]

  • Avalanche science
  • Backcountry Guide Seeks Avalanche Science Certification

    Chris Peterson, Avalanche Science student at Colorado Mountain College Leadville, is a backcountry guide.

    Backcountry Guide Expands Critical Skills with Avalanche Science Certification Chris Peterson was looking to expand his education in snow science and avalanche forecasting when he discovered the Avalanche Science program at Colorado Mountain College Leadville. Having recently earned an Adventure Guide diploma in British Columbia, he knew CMC would give him a competitive edge in […]

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  • CMC Students Leave No Trace

    Kayak Touring Leadership Sunset Colorado Mountain College Leadville Leave No Trace

    CMC students are trained in the 7 Leave No Trace principles Colorado Mountain College Leadville truly values sustainability and stewardship in the outdoors. Professor Kent Clement, PhD even goes as far as to certify his Outdoor Recreation Leadership students as teachers in the 7 principles of Leave No Trace. Certified students are encouraged to teach […]