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A Celebration of Adventure featuring Dolph Kuss & Friends

  • Fort Lewis College (map)

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.



Friday, March 16

  • Tour of Outdoor Pursuits at FLC, 2-5pm, Student Life Center

  • Social gathering, 5pm, Brew Pub & Kitchen, 117 W. College Drive, Durango

Saturday, March 17

  • Dolph Kuss ski day with discounted tickets and lodging and FLC on the beach, 9-4pm, Purgatory

  • FEATURED EVENT: A Celebration of Adventure Featuring Dolph Kuss & Friends, 6pm, FLC Student Union Ballroom

Later Event: September 22
New Gear Night @ Pine Needle