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When the snow flies, FLC slides, glides, skis, and rides

When winter arrives at Fort Lewis College, there's only thing to do: Get outside!  Fortunately, here in beautiful and rugged southwestern Colorado there are plenty of places and ways to get out-of-doors, with adventures suited to any and every skill level. And at FLC – and in Durango – there are plenty of others excited to head out there with you.

Durango named an Adventure Hub by Outside Magazine

In its April 2012 issue, Outside Magazine once again recognized Fort Lewis College’s hometown of Durango as a great place for adventurous people. This time, Durango was named Runner-Up Best New Adventure Hub, second only to Lake Wanaka in New Zealand. The article mentions several of Durango’s favorite multi-season activities: road and mountain biking, trout fishing, mountaineering, kayaking, and downhill and Nordic skiing.

Let it snow!

When winter fever strikes Fort Lewis College, there's only one cure: Get outside. Fortunately, here in beautiful and rugged southwestern Colorado there are plenty of places and ways to get out-of-doors, with adventures suited to any and every s ...

Olympic medalist Toby Dawson hangs up skis for a student's life

In 1998, Toby Dawson was at a crossroads. He was poised to graduate from Battle Mountain High School in Vail, Colorado, and had an acceptance to Fort Lewis College—but college wasn’t his only life goal. “I’d wanted to make the U.S. Ski Team since the fourth grade,” says Toby, a lifelong skier. He attended FLC that fall semester, but in November took his finals three weeks early so he could make it to the U.S. Freestyle Team Selection event in Snowbird, Utah.