CC’s Outdoor Identity: A Racial Divide

At every Backcountry Level 1 Training session at the Ahlberg Leadership Institute (ALI), students do an activity in which they are asked to draw the stereotypical outdoor leader. Depictions often share some common themes: Patagonia […]

CC’s Outdoor Identity: A Racial Divide

At every Backcountry Level 1 Training session at the Ahlberg Leadership Institute (ALI), students do an activity in which they are asked to draw the stereotypical outdoor leader. Depictions often share some common themes: Patagonia […]

The Dark Side of Skiing

To many CC students, skiing is more than a sport or a sideline hobby. Skiing is closer to a lifelong passion; it’s almost a religion. We exalt the gods of the mountains, and we do […]

The best small mountain towns in Colorado

The small mountain town species does not fall neatly within the lines of any specified characterization. There are the kitschy, constructed ski towns like Breckenridge or Vail, those that lie more in the realm of […]

Going solo: The attraction of escape

Imagine cresting a mountain pass, taking off a heavy pack, and looking at the view ahead: miles of wild expanse and rugged peaks without signs of human influence. If you’re a Colorado College student reading […]