• Outdoor Education
  • Dipping Her Toes into a Professional Guiding Career

    Dipping Her Toes into a Professional Guiding Career How one Colorado Mountain College outdoor student landed her first job in the outdoor industry before graduating One year ago Leah Elkins completed Kayak Touring Leadership, her first water-based outdoor field course at Colorado Mountain College Leadville. It was through this experience that the Outdoor Recreation Leadership […]

  • College News
  • 4 Things I Learned at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show

    Vanessa Shultz and other outdoor students attended the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show

    4 Things I Learned at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show by Leah Elkins, Outdoor Recreation Leadership student Outdoor Students Attended the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show in Denver On the first of February, several lucky Colorado Mountain College Outdoor students attended the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show. Rachel Pokrandt, Vice President and CMC Leadville campus […]

  • Advice
  • 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 […]

  • Avalanche science
  • CMC Leadville to Launch Avalanche Awareness Twitter Campaign #CMCAviAware

    CMC Leadville to tweet backcountry tips and avalanche facts Feb 25 – Mar 3, 2018 Expert avalanche forecasters are describing current avalanche conditions in Colorado as dangerous, rare and risky. Colorado Mountain College, home to the Avalanche Science program based in Leadville and developed through a partnership with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), sees […]

  • Avalanche science
  • CMC, Monarch Ski Patrol Provide Avalanche Safety Scholarships for Local High School Students

    CMC and Friends of Monarch Ski Patrol partner to promote avalanche education for high school students. Thanks to a successful collaboration between Colorado Mountain College and Friends of Monarch Ski Patrol, two Chaffee County high school students were able to expand their backcountry skills and avalanche safety knowledge this winter. Keagon Cox (Salida High School) […]

  • Leadville Community
  • Spring 2018 Leadville Outdoor Field Courses

    Grab your packs, paddles & bikes: Register for spring 2018 Leadville outdoor field courses Leadville, CO is a basecamp for adventure. This spring Colorado Mountain College Leadville is offering several outdoor field course experiences, including Backcountry Winter Travel Leadership, Whitewater Paddling Leadership, and Mountain Biking. These hands-on courses are open to the public, and non-degree […]