Tag Archives: Outdoor Recreation Leadership

Eric Crosby, Michael Elges, Ryan Edwards

On Path Through CMC’s ORL program, Edwards says “I learned the judgment and the technical skills to help guide me on my path.” Ryan Edwards earned an AA in Outdoor Recreation Leadership at CMC Leadville. In 2015, Edwards and fellow CMC graduates Eric Crosby and Michael Elges climbed several major Alaskan peaks including to raise […]

Brett Menter

Alaska Guiding Internship Watch Brett’s round-up of the 2014 season in the Chugach Mountain Range. Brett Menter, a CMC Outdoor Recreation Leadership grad, is in Alaska learning hands-on from Majestic Heli Ski.  Read More

Ryan McCulley

Employer Recommendation “Ryan McCulley was great to work with and provided expertise that was imperative for the implementation of our guide and outfitter process. I will highly recommend this program to other Forest Service administrators…throughout the state. We were able to hire Ryan as a seasonal employee… I feel comfortable giving him any project and […]

Steven Rizzo

Flexible Program “The ORL program prepared me for what I’m doing now by giving me the skills and knowledge to competently run my own outfitter. The most valuable part of the program was its flexibility, which allows students to choose their own areas of expertise and not just one set program path. If you love […]

Ben Rhinesmith

Talented and Motivated Instructors “The ORL program surrounded me with talented and motivated instructors and role models. Their constant support, encouragement, and advice motivated me to improve myself. They helped shape my view of the outdoor industry while teaching me the tangible skills such as climbing, hiking, and orienteering, and while teaching the intangible skills […]

Chandra Swanson

Pushed in the Best Way Possible “I found Colorado Mountain College’s programs to be the best blend of academia and technical skills I needed for transferability to a four-year university and the opportunity to work immediately in the field. To any student considering the Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program I would say: don’t hesitate. Your instructors […]