Outdoor Recreation

Widely recognized as a Mecca for active lifestyles and outdoor recreation, Boulder is home to the Outdoor Industry Association and a high concentration of businesses involved in the outdoor recreation industry including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and service providers.

Boulder area companies in the Outdoor Recreation/Active Living industry include the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, Boulder Running Company, Catalyst Communications, Crescent Moon, GoLite, Kelty, Mountain Sports Media, Newton Running, Pearl Izumi, Prana, Rocky Mounts, SmartWool, Spyder Active Sports, and Title Nine.

Outdoor Recreation Companies in Boulder MSA
Number of Firms 184
Number of Employees 2,460*
Average Wages $27,030

* includes seasonal and part-time workers
Source: University of Colorado Business Research Division (2010)