• College News
  • Ski Area Operations Video Contest

    Ski Area Operations Video Contest Media savvy Ski Area Operations students often produce video edits of park builds, trail grooming, resort days & backcountry adventures. This spring, SAO students who capture their time on the snow and in the classroom will be rewarded with prizes like ski gear from Community Threads, lift tickets to Loveland […]

  • College News
  • 2017 Cloud City Rail Jam

    13th Annual Cloud City Rail Jam Jib-a-thon on March 25, 2017 Jibs, grabs, slides, spins… Show us your moves at the 13th Annual Cloud City Rail Jam Jib-a-thon on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The Colorado Mountain College Leadville backyard terrain park is ready to ride for Leadville’s premiere ski and snowboard terrain park event. The […]

  • Alumni
  • The Notorious Leadvile Powder Guild

    By Lauren Swanson It was well after midnight in November 1983, when Ski Area Operations (SAO) students committed their first infraction of the day—breaking and entering. The students, known affectionately as the Leadville Powder Guild, entered the SAO shop with the intentions of temporarily relocating equipment and classroom property onto the front lawn of their […]

  • Alumni
  • From Leadville to the Alps; An International Grooming Adventure

    Grooming around the world Ski area operations alum Karen Gilliot runs snowcats in both hemispheres.  by Carrie Click This article was originally published by Carrie Click at enews.coloradomtn.edu.  While Karen Bruce Gilliot was growing up in Belle Vernon, a little borough outside Pittsburgh, she skied at Seven Springs. It’s a Pennsylvania ski area that tops out […]

  • CMC Leadville Programs
  • Leadville Trail Dozer Operations

    CMC Sculpts New Trails and Leaders in Colorado’s Trail Building Industry Trail Dozer Operations in Leadville Colorado Mountain College’s Leadville campus recently partnered with Tony Boone Trails, LLC out of Salida to pilot Trail Dozer Operations, a class in mechanical trail construction. Utilizing two state-of-the-art trail dozers, six students practiced sculpting contoured trails, berms, and […]

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  • Cloud City Rail Jam Results

    Cloud City Rail Jam Results, 2016 by Anna Sophia Wolner Another year, another snowy Saturday in March. On March 26th, Colorado Mountain College’s Ski Area Operations students put on their annual Cloud City Rail Jam—an event where skiers and snowboarders of varying abilities showcase their talents in a competition, entering for a chance to win […]