outdoor recreation industry
First-ever all-Black American expedition up Mount Everest vying for more than the summit
Climbers versed in both mountaineering and expanding participation in outdoor recreation hope their mission to the top of Mount Everest opens doors for people of color.
Crested Butte lured an outdoor publication to town as a tourism bid. Now overrun by visitors, the partnership must evolve.
Three years after Blister’s move to Crested Butte, the gear review site's relocation yields deeper partnership and bigger picture goals.
Utah has landed two outdoor industry trade shows in the past year. Is it vying to reclaim Denver’s Outdoor Retailer, too?
With The Big Gear Show and the Fly Tackle Dealer Show setting up camp in Salt Lake City, stakeholders wonder if Utah is trying to woo back the outdoor industry after a turbulent past.
Coronavirus flushed Colorado rafting in 2020
Colorado rafting businesses endured a 21% decline in traffic last summer, but early reservations and a not-so-bad snowpack are floating hopes for a rebound this summer.
Leadville’s gear-lending “library” is tearing down barriers to build a new generation of outdoor adventurers
Get Outdoors Leadville! offers bikes, packs, skis and more to Lake County residents in a national model for increasing diversity in outdoor recreation.
Outdoor recreation leaders ask Congress to loosen rules restricting Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars
The directors of 13 state recreation offices are asking the federal government to adjust requirements that states and local communities must provide matching funds to secure Land and Water Conservation Fund money
“Outdoor Business Town USA”: Steamboat Springs has become a proving ground for outdoor innovation
Routt County's playground is a “perfect package” for enticing and fostering outdoor recreation entrepreneurs
A look at Steamboat Springs’ long list of outdoor businesses
With an educated workforce, easy airport access and great product-testing grounds right out the office door, Steamboat Springs is a true hotbed of outdoor businesses. Here are some companies that call the Routt County town home.
States, land managers still waiting for details on conservation funding under Great American Outdoors Act
Congress promises its own Land and Water Conservation Fund funding plan if Trump Administration federal land managers don’t provide specifics. “Apparently, they’ve already lost their interest in taking care of our public lands,” said Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.
Outdoor recreation continues to be a mighty economic force, accounting for $788 billion in 2019
In Colorado, about 3.2% of the economy is derived from recreation. Growth this year indicates the role of recreation as critical to national recovery during the pandemic.
After vanquishing the shoelace, Denver-based Boa Technology sells for $454 million
The pending sale marks one of the largest deals in the history of Colorado’s outdoor industry as Boa Technology has evolved into a performance-fit brand used in nearly all outdoor sports
“Bigger than a trail”: Grand Valley’s Palisade Plunge set to open after 10 years of planning, partnerships
The work of three federal land agencies, three municipalities, landowners and mountain bikers yields not just Colorado’s most anticipated trail, but a model for how communities can bring big ideas to fruition.