After 27 years at CMC Vail Valley, counselor Larry Dutmer is retiring
This story appeared in the Dec. 22, 2023 edition of the Vail Daily.
By Mike McKibbin
Special to the Daily
He wasn’t a real ski bum, but skiing trips to Vail led Larry Dutmer to help students at Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley as a counselor for 27 years.
Dutmer moved from Chicago with his wife, Deb, and two sons, Jake and Will, in 1996 and recently retired. Dutmer said he counseled Chicago-area community college students for five years before he explored the prospect of pursuing his career in the Vail area.
“I didn’t even know Vail had a college campus,” Dutmer said of previous ski trips to the resort. “So it was like, ‘You mean I could continue my career in Vail?'”
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