The Outdoor Industry in Boulder
Get a glimpse of Boulder's Flatirons — those imposing, slanting red rock formations at the west edge of town — and you'll know why outdoor lovers have been drawn to Boulder for centuries. Over time, Boulder's population of avid rock climbers, hikers, skiers and outdoorists started to develop products to help maximize their sports. Thus began this town's booming outdoor industry, which enjoys a symbiotic relationship with the surrounding natural beauty.
"The town’s business culture sees outdoor activity as a productivity aid." — Men's Journal
Hold a meeting in Boulder and you'll see pro teams cycling along in a peloton, moms toting kids in the pack that you just read about, that waterproof jacket that's on your wish list. It's an atmosphere that will inspire your attendees to think bigger and take your organization further. Plus, you're likely to see a spike in attendance because of Boulder’s reputation as an outdoor mecca.
Outdoor Companies Based in Boulder
Here are just a few of the outdoor companies* that call Boulder home. Even the Outdoor Industry Association is based in Boulder.
- American Recreation Products (Kelty, Sierra Designs, Slumberjack)
- Backcountry Access
- Backpacker’s Pantry
- Brunton Outdoor Group
- Crescent Moon Snow Shoes
- Eco Vessel
- HEAD Winter Sports
- La Sportiva
- Newton Running
- Polar Bottle
- Salewa & Dynafit
- Sea to Summit
- Skirt Sports
- Spyder Active Sports
- Wallaroo Hat
- Zeal Optics
*Source: Boulder Economic Council
Groups That Have Held Meetings in Boulder
The following groups have held their meeting or event here in Boulder.
- Deckers Outdoor Corporation: HOKA ONE ONE Sales Summit
Your Group in Boulder
Outdoor industry groups feel right at home in Boulder. We have venues that will feed your group's energy — plus outdoor activities steps from their hotel door. Find some great ideas for group outdoor recreation.
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