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Courtney Holden

Articles By Courtney Holden

Two cyclists ride gravel in Colorado on Moots Cycles bikes.

Our Favorite Colorado-Brand Bikes This Season

Meet five two-wheeler dealers that call Colorado home—and if you’re in the market, here are our picks for your next best ride.

A skier clips his ski boots while wearing an Ibex base layer.

Why Is a Performance Merino Brand Reinventing Itself in Nederland?

Ibex refounder Bonie Shupe says the town’s natural playgrounds and eco-friendly mindset play a part. So, too, does its character (and no, we aren’t just referring to a legacy of Frozen Dead Guy Days).

A trail runner kicks up dirt and mud on singletrack.

Recreate Responsibly This Mud Season—And Do It With Must-Haves From These Colorado Brands

Spring on the Front Range is muddy and windy with variable temps. Make sure you’re ready for it with the right gear.

5 Ways Coloradans Can Save Money By Going Green

These five programs will pay you to do the right thing, just in time for Earth Day.

A pile of food scraps over compost, which under new A1 composting rules is allowed.

New Composting Rules Limit What Front Rangers Can Toss

A1 Organics, the only large-scale composting facility on the Front Range, is overhauling their protocols. Here’s what you need to know.

The Hotel Boulderado on a fall day in Boulder.

Hotel Boulderado vs. St Julien Hotel & Spa

They’re widely regarded as Boulder’s two finest hotels—but which is best?

How to Celebrate Eldora Mountain’s 60th Anniversary

Eldora Mountain has come a long way in six decades, but it remains Front Rangers’ favorite local hill.

Trent Bush with some of his outdoor apparel

Meet Quintessential Boulder Entrepreneur and Artilect Founder Trent Bush

Fourth-generation Boulderite and serial entrepreneur Trent Bush recounts the ways his hometown has guided his path to success, most recently as the founder of outdoor apparel brand Artilect.

An aerial view of Pearl Street in Boulder on a blue-sky day.

The New Pearl Street

Pandemic-induced turnover on Boulder’s iconic Pearl Street means dozens of new, locally owned businesses are ready to welcome the masses. Allow us to introduce you.

Stand-up paddle boarders float Excellence Bay in Jamaica.

It’s Not Too Late to Book the Perfect Spring Break Trip for You

Ski down a volcano. Bike through vineyards. Show your kids castles and waterfalls—or leave them with the grandparents and head to the Caribbean. It’s all one direct flight from home.

Steamboat Ski Resort after sunset.

How to Celebrate Steamboat’s Diamond Anniversary

The out-of-the-way ski resort’s western heritage will live on as it modernizes for its next 60 years.

A bird's-eye view over snow-covered Telluride from Lift 8

How to Celebrate Telluride’s Golden Anniversary

From mining outpost to skiing mecca: Here’s a look at how Telluride Ski Resort saved its namesake town.

Vail Ski Resort

How to Celebrate Vail Ski Resort’s Diamond Anniversary

Started by an elite ski trooper with a dream to make skiing more accessible, Vail welcomes everyone to join in its season-long 60th birthday bash.

The white wood-framed exterior of the Western Hotel and Spa in front of a mountainside in Ouray, Colorado.

One of Colorado’s Last Wild West–Era Hotels Is Revitalized

The Western Hotel and Spa is a remnant of Ouray’s mining past. Now, it’s set to become a gem of the Western Slope’s hospitality scene.

Copper Mountain

How to Celebrate Copper Mountain’s Big 5-0

Regaled for its naturally divided beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain, “the athlete’s mountain” commemorates half a century this winter with drink specials, a history book, and a 20-foot-tall snow sculpture.

Honey Stinger

8 Pocket Snacks for Your Next Powder Day

Power up and ski down with these slope-ready treats that fit perfectly in your jacket or backpack.

22 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Colorado This Month

From giant gingerbread houses to Santa sightings and light displays galore, here’s a comprehensive guide to the many events going on across the state throughout December.

Spinster Sisters Co. Soap and Body Products

The 10 Best Colorado-Inspired Stocking Stuffers

The smallest, bestest Colorado gifts of the year.

5 Presents That Will Create Much Needed Space Between You and Your S.O.

Feeling a little smothered by your loved ones after two-plus years of close quarters? These five gifts will encourage them to leave you alone for a little while.

A photo of a pair of hands holding an espresso drink

The 6 Best Colorado Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Have a java junkie on your list? Here are six great sippers sure to make them smile.

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