Wednesday, January 4, 2012

CMC to host Backcountry Film Festival Across Colorado

For the second year in a row, the CMC is proud to host the Winter Wildlands Alliance’s Backcountry Film Festival at several locations around Colorado. The seventh annual world tour of the festival highlights the beauty and fun of the winter backcountry experience. The films comprising the 90-minute program feature some of the most amazing backcountry and extreme winter athletes in the world.

Proceeds from the CMC-hosted screenings will support the work of CMC's Backcountry Snowsports Initiative (BSI), the leading advocate for human-powered winter recreation on our public lands in Colorado.

This year’s program includes nine different films including festival award winners “Solitaire” (festival cut) from Sweetgrass Productions, voted Best of Festival. Two years in the making, this film from the wilderness of South America is worth the wait. The Best Short award goes to “Chalk and Ski.” Produced by Chris Dicky and Purple Orange LLC, it’s a chalk-in-hand daydream about skiing and winter. And the Best of the Backcountry award goes to a “Breaking Trail” (festival cut) from Powderwhore Productions. Known for their amazing ability to capture deep powder and fresh lines, brothers Noah and Jonah Howell remind us why we venture into the backcountry.

Buy tickets for $10 at  For more information go to


Thursday, January 12, 7:00 p.m.
American Mountaineering Center, 710 Tenth Street, Golden, CO 80401
Thursday, January 19, 8:00 p.m.
Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway #A, Boulder, CO 80305

Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.
Pine Needle Mountaineering, 835 Main Avenue, Durango, CO

Wednesday, February 8, 6:00 p.m.
Evergreen High School, 29300 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen, CO 80439

Wednesday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, 100 Puppy Smith Street, Aspen, CO 81611

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Flyfishing School Registration is now OPEN!

If you enjoy exploring the lakes and streams of the Rockies, this is the school for you. Basic information regarding gear, knots, streams, bugs, fish behavior and casting is covered in three evening classes and two field days. Flyfishing School sold out last year....IN ONE DAY at MountainFest. Don't miss this school. 

The classes are as follows:
  • Monday April 2,  6:30 – 9:15 pm at the CMC
  • Wednesday April 4,  6:30 – 9:15 pm at the CMC
  • Wednesday April 11,  6:00 – 8:30 pm at the CMC
  • Saturday April 14,  7:30 am – 3:00 pm at Lake Lehow
  • Saturday April 21,  Senior Instructor’s choice of time, location and duration
Cost is $140 for Denver Group members and $150 for non-Denver Group members. Students receive a 100-page handbook, many accessories and 24 flies. In addition, several retailers offer rentals or member discounts. Students supply their own rod, reel, line, waders, boots and license.

To sign up, go online at (Member Education). Scroll down to the "2012 Fly Fishing School" entry. Make sure that you have signed in as a member. Contact school director Jorge Dominguez with any questions at 720-675-8740 or at Visit for more information.