• College News
  • Mountain View Residence Hall 21+ Floor

    Photo of CMC Leadville students at the Treeline Kitchen in Leadville, CO

    CMC offers 21+ Housing Option for Non-traditional Leadville Students When most people think of the “typical” college experience, often they perceive a group of 18-year-olds living in a rambunctious institutional dormitory. At Colorado Mountain College Leadville, this model is shifting. CMC Leadville serves many different student groups; traditional post-high school graduates, full-time, part-time, transfer, veterans, […]

  • Avalanche science
  • Backcountry Guide Seeks Avalanche Science Certification

    Chris Peterson, Avalanche Science student at Colorado Mountain College Leadville, is a backcountry guide.

    Backcountry Guide Expands Critical Skills with Avalanche Science Certification Chris Peterson was looking to expand his education in snow science and avalanche forecasting when he discovered the Avalanche Science program at Colorado Mountain College Leadville. Having recently earned an Adventure Guide diploma in British Columbia, he knew CMC would give him a competitive edge in […]

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  • Popular Leadville Day Trips

    Sunset over Turquoise Lake, Popular Leadville day trips

    5 Must-See Leadville Day Trips by Leah Elkins, Outdoor Recreation Leadership student Turquoise Lake Just a couple miles outside of Leadville, this treasured high-altitude lake offers campgrounds and recreational fun on all fronts. Check it out to escape the summer heat, relax on the beach, go boating, fishing, biking – you name it! Even in […]

  • Advice
  • 5 Reasons to Give Presentations in College

    Leah Elkins practices her public speaking and leadership skills on campus

    5 Reasons to Give Presentations in College by Leah Elkins, Outdoor Recreation Leadership student and Residence Assistant Giving presentations is an invaluable learning opportunity. Whether in-class, out-of-class, at a conference, on the job, at an event you should be giving as many presentations as possible. The lessons you’ll learn will be valuable for your future […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • CMC Leadville ResLife: Mountain Amenities, Campus Community

    Leah Elkins, Outdoor Studies student at CMC Leadville explores the campus trails in snowshoes.

    Leadville ResLife: Mountain Amenities & Campus Community by Leah Elkins, Outdoor Recreation Leadership student & Residence Assistant There are plenty of benefits of living on-campus at Colorado Mountain College Leadville: a short commute to class and campus events, a constant sense of community, and a laundry list of amenities unique to our mountain campus. Perks […]

  • Advice
  • LinkedIN Advice for College Students

    LinkedIN Advice for College Students by Leah Elkins, Outdoor Recreation Leadership student & Residence Assistant.  Flip-phones have become oddities. Those who live and thrive in our modern world with only flip-phones are, generally, peculiarities. The vast majority of us live in an interconnected world with smartphone dependency and instant gratification complexes. And I don’t just […]

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  • 8 Tips on How to be a Student Leader

    8 Tips on How to be a Student Leader by Leah Elkins, Outdoor Recreation Leadership student Being a student leader in college can be a challenging role to pursue, but when a student is passionate about leading, there’s no stopping them. Adopting the role of a college student, yearning to learn and grow, while actively […]