Announcement Date: 08/21/1970

photo - archeologist uncovering a fossil
Mastodon fossils were found in Snowmass Village. In collaboration with the Denver Museum of Science and Nature, CMC faculty eagerly assisted with the dig and created an on-site lecture series. The dig was featured in a NOVA documentary and based on the 100,000 year-old bones a long-term climate model for high elevations was developed.

photo - CMC Alpine Ski Team member skiing gates

CMC ski team moved up to NCAA Division 1 Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association. Student-athletes began competing in the strongest collegiate conference in the nation.

In the fall semester, Colorado Mountain College began offering bachelor degrees for the first time. Students could choose from a bachelor of Science in business administration and a Bachelor of Arts in sustainability studies.

photo - screen shot from the Nordica Sidecountry video
In partnership with Nordica, Ski and Snowboard Business students helped design and create the marketing strategy for the new Sidecountry line of equipment. Using state-of-the-art facilities at the Steamboat Springs campus, students developed and created prototype skis, and then tested them for Nordica in Steamboat’s famed champagne powder.