CMC Spring Valley Ascent Center

The new Ascent Center at CMC Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, which serves as the welcoming portal to the campus, will be dedicated at a special public ceremony on Aug. 28.

SPRING VALLEY/GLENWOOD SPRINGS – All are welcome to attend the Aug. 28 dedication ceremony for two new buildings at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley: the Ascent Center and the Outdoor Leadership Center & Field House. Following the 8:30-9:30 a.m. program and light refreshments will be tours of the buildings.

The Ascent Center, which is open and ready for the Aug. 26 start of classes, is a new one-stop shop for student services and admissions. If you’ve ever entered the campus and not known where to go next, the Ascent Center provides a clear point of entry and welcome. It contains a new bookstore and coffee shop, as well as versatile classrooms and meeting spaces – including a gathering space featuring a fireplace.

The Outdoor Leadership Center & Field House, which is having final touches put in place, will be available for a guided tour at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 28. The building features a double-court basketball and volleyball gymnasium that can be configured to have a seating capacity of 990 – with the best view of Mount Sopris in the valley. In addition to sharing that view, the indoor track and cardio fitness mezzanine overlook the campus’s extensive soccer fields.

Other fitness spaces in the field house include a weight room, dance room, multipurpose space for such things as indoor cycling, and climbing walls for both bouldering and roped climbing. Under a 39-foot ceiling, the climbing wall is one of the tallest in western Colorado.

A new concessions stand and restroom facilities will be available to support daily recreation and special events use, and storage for outdoor equipment will have its own corner of the building. The Outdoor Leadership Center & Field House will open for public use later this year, with a soft opening this fall for CMC students.

Participants wanting to attend the dedication are asked to RSVP to Linda Froning at