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Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017 - Denver, CO - March 2-4

Banff Mountain Film Festival | Denver | March 2-4


Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Paramount Theater in March 2017. Tickets on sale now! Learn more >

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2017 Mountain Fest

Mountain Fest is the perfect way to get motivated and learn skills for year-round mountain adventures. Come by and learn about everything the Club has to offer! Learn more > 

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Colorado Mountain Club members now have access to the finest health, safety and travel risk-management services through Global Rescue! Learn more > 

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The CMC leads dozens of trips around the world every year, from summit hikes in Mexico to cycle tours of Italy. Make your next vacation
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Youth Education Program (YEP)

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2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour


Paramount Theatre | Denver, CO
7pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday
March 2-4

Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Paramount Theater in March 2017. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, climb the highest peaks and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth.



Backcountry Film Festival 2017

Boulder - January 26
Pagosa Springs- January 28
Fort Collins - January 30-31
Colorado Springs - February 3
Pueblo - February 10
Alamosa - February 11
Leadville - March 3
Golden - March 16
Telluride - March 30


Don't miss the Backcountry Film Festival, with unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled. Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit, Winter Wildlands Alliance, the Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its mix of professional and grassroots films – from well-known filmmakers who search backcountry corners across the globe to submit their best work to first-timers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions.


CMC Blog

Take Action to Support Public Lands

By Julie Mach, CMC Conservation Director

More than 70 percent of Coloradans oppose public-lands seizure and, in 2016, the State Legislature created the first-ever Colorado Public Lands Day to celebrate these outdoor treasures. We need you to fight for these public lands!

Featured CMC Press Book

Colorado 14er Disasters, Second Edition

by Mark Scott-Nash

Hiking to the summits Colorado’s many 14,000-foot peaks is an incredibly popular activity, enjoyed by thousands of people every year. But the potential of a serious accident casts a dark shadow on what is usually a great experience. 

Colorado 14er Disasters, Second Edition explores the disturbingly easy ways that hikers become stranded, severely injured, or killed on the state’s high alpine peaks. When those accidents happen, the victim is far from help and in an environment where rescue is difficult at best. 

Even the most experienced mountaineers are not immune to catastrophe. Seemingly small errors can compound into serious consequences. Sometimes bad luck is a factor yet even in those cases alternative strategies may change the outcome.

Mark Scott-Nash, a veteran mountain rescuer and climber, offers an unflinching exploration of unfortunate incidents. These captivating stories in turn give any mountaineer helpful information for avoiding disaster.

To order a copy, please visit our store or call 303-279-3080.



Featured Adventure Travel Trips


Easy Hikes in the Dolomites 2017

June 21-30, 2017

The Dolomites Mountains are a dream destination! One can hike at different intensity levels in this magnificent area while enjoying breathtaking views. Our trip is designed for hikers who enjoy easier day hikes, around 6/8 miles daily with about 1,000 feet elevation gain (CMC A hikes classification).  We will use a variety of ski lifts, gondolas and chairs, to be able to hike along ridges. We will go look at glaciers from a distance, and will be close up to rock formations of incredible beauty at a time of the year in which we should also see plenty of flowers. We will hike European style, visiting many refuggios, having coffee, cappuccinos and strudels along the way.



Moab Mountain Bike/Hike Adventure

May 17-23, 2017

We will base camp near Moab in this fun and exciting adventure and explore the famous mountain biking and hiking trails in the Moab area, and Arches & Canyonlands National Parks.

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Upcoming Schools and Events


Wednesday, January 18
Backcountry Ski School (Boulder Group)

Wednesday, January 18
Basic Ice Climbing Session A (Denver Group)

Thursday, January 19
AIARE Avalanche Level 1 (Boulder Group)

Tuesday, January 24
Avalanche Level 1 (Pikes Peak Group)

Wednesday, January 25
Basic Ice Climbing Session B (Denver Group)

Monday, January 30
Basic Mountaineering School – Ice Climbing (Pikes Peak Group)

Monday, January 30
Basic Ice Climbing Session C (Denver Group)

Tuesday, January 31
Technical Ice Climbing School (Denver Group)

Wednesday, February 1
Avalanche Terrain Avoidance for Trip Leaders (Denver Group)

Wednesday, February 1
Avalanche Terrain Avoidance (Denver Group)

Thursday, February 2
AIARE Avalanche Level 1 (Boulder Group)

Saturday, February 4
Wilderness First Aid (Boulder Group)

Tuesday, February 7
Telemark Ski School (Denver Group)

Tuesday, February 7
Winter Camping School (Denver Group)

Wednesday, February 15
Technical Ice Climbing School (Pikes Peak Group)

Tuesday, February 21
Creative Photo Editing and Sharing (Denver Group)

Wednesday, February 22
Winter Wilderness Survival Skills (Pikes Peak Group)

Thursday, February 23
AIARE Avalanche Level 1 (Boulder Group)

Tuesday, February 28
Basic Mountaineering School – Wilderness Fundamentals (Pikes Peak Group)

Wednesday, March 1
AIARE Avalanche Level 1 (Denver Group)

Thursday, March 2
AIARE Avalanche Level 1 (Boulder Group)

Friday, March 3
Ski Mountaineering School (Denver Group)

Saturday, March 4
Fly Tying School (Denver Group)

Tuesday, March 7
Mountain Hiking School (Fort Collins Group)

Thursday, March 9
ARCPro Gear and Anchors Class (Pikes Peak Group)

Tuesday, March 14
Navigation Level 1 Session A (Denver Group)

Tuesday, March 14
Basic Mountaineering Session A (Denver Group)

Monday, March 20
Navigation Level 1 Session B (Denver Group)

Monday, March 20
Basic Mountaineering School Session B (Denver Group)

Monday, March 20
Trip Leader Training (Pikes Peak Group)

Monday, March 27
Navigation Level 2 Session A (Denver Group)

Wednesday, March 29
Wilderness First Aid CPR/AED (Denver Group)

Wednesday, March 29
Basic Mountaineering School – Wilderness Land Navigation (Pikes Peak Group)

Throughout 2016
Adventure Travel Trips