Guest policy. Permitting. Marketing. Policy. The new adventure tourism program at Colorado State—the first of its kind in the US, though there are similar tracks in New Zealand and Australia—will focus more on management than on technical outdoor skills. But the basic idea is this: the outdoor recreation industry adds up to $887 billion in spending every year, and many folks are looking to up their games.
Update: Colorado Officials Launch Peak Awareness Program
Seven people have died while climbing in the Elk Mountains this year. Mountain Rescue Aspen hopes to stop the trend.