Fort Lewis College Foundation

Celebration of Adventure

A Celebration of Adventure Featuring Dolph Kuss & Friends

Come honor and visit with Outdoor Pursuits co-founder and Professor Emeritus of Exercise Science Dolph Kuss as part of Outdoor Pursuits’ 40th anniversary.

Dolph Kuss is an FLC and Durango legend. He was a Nordic ski coach for the U.S. Ski Team from 1963 through 1972, including the 1964 Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, and the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo, Japan. He helped develop both Chapman Hill and Purgatory Ski Area.

As FLC’s men’s ski coach from 1965 – 76, his skiers earned several NCAA championships and All-America honors, and he organized the 1975 NCAA Championships, held at Purgatory. Kuss also was instrumental in launching FLC’s Outdoor Pursuits program in 1977 as a way to outfit student adventures while providing expertise for guided adventures in the region. He was inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame in 1990 and the FLC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.


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A Celebration of Adventure Featuring Dolph Kuss & Friends

Come honor and visit with Outdoor Pursuits co-founder and Professor Emeritus of Exercise Science Dolph Kuss as part of Outdoor Pursuits’ 40th anniversary.

  • March 17, Saturday, 6 p.m.
  • Student Union Ballroom, FLC campus
  • $25 includes heavy appetizers and two drink tickets

Events

Friday, March 16

Tour of Outdoor Pursuits at FLC
Take a tour of Outdoor Pursuits and visit with OP staff.
2 - 5 p.m.
Student Life Center, FLC campus
RSVP now!

Social gathering
Raise a glass and chat with friends new and old.
5 p.m.
Brew Pub & Kitchen
117 W. College Dr., Durango
Join us, no RSVP necessary

Saturday, March 17

Dolph Kuss ski day
Hit the slopes at the resort that Dolph helped design. FLC will be on the beach with drinks and snacks!
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Purgatory Resort, 25 miles north of Durango
Purchase discounted lift tickets now!

FEATURED EVENT: A Celebration of Adventure Featuring Dolph Kuss & Friends
Spend an evening with Dolph and FLC supporters and share your stories.
6 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom, FLC campus
$25 includes heavy appetizers and two drink tickets
Purchase tickets or sponsor the event


Lodging

Discounted lodging will be available at the following establishments. To get the discount please mention that you are coming for an FLC event.

  • Purgatory Resort (details to come). Contact Jill Burkhart at (970) 426-7270 or  jburkhart@purgatoryresort.com
  • The Strater Hotel will offer a discount of $99 per room (good until February 16): Mention the “FLC Dolph Kuss event" for the discount.
  • Adventure Inn will offer 10% discounted room rates: Mention that you are coming for an FLC event for the discount.
  • Holiday Inn will offer 20% discounted room rates: Mention that you are coming for an FLC event for the discount.

Contact Information

Krista Loken
Director of Alumni Engagement
Phone: 970-247-7177
Email: kloken@fortlewis.edu