• 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]