• Alumni
  • The Notorious Leadville Powder Guild

    Colorado Mountain College Leadville Powder Guild on a reunion trip

    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 […]

  • College News
  • 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 […]

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  • Leadville Named Top Colorado Adventure Town

     Leadville Named Top Colorado Adventure Town Our secret is out. Leadville was named the best [mid-sized] Colorado Adventure Town in the November issue of Elevation Outdoors Magazine.  This past fall Elevation Outdoors divided 48 of their favorite active Colorado communities into 3 categories; small, mid-sized, and large adventure towns. They asked readers to participate by voting for […]