• 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.”

  • Continuing Education
  • Maintenance Welding for Ski Area Operators Summer Class

    Welding at CMC Leadville for the Community Open House event

    Colorado Mountain College Leadville to offer Summer Maintenance Welding for Ski Area Operators Class When commercial snowmaking equipment springs a leak, and there’s 30 feet of water shooting across the ski slope, you’ll want a welder on your team. Installing chair lifts, repairing ropeways, and patching sections of snowmaking pipe are ski area operations responsibilities […]

  • College News
  • 2019 Cloud City Rail Jam Results

    The Backyard Terrain Park was jammin’ on Saturday, March 23, 2019 for the annual Cloud City Rail Jam! This year’s event was a huge success, breaking participation records with 51 combined competitors with just as many spectators cheering on their favorite skiers and riders. There were 5 divisions: 9 years & under, 10 – 13 […]

  • College News
  • 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 […]