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Courtney Holden

Articles By Courtney Holden

The 9 Best Colorado Adventures to Get Dad for Father’s Day

Socks and ties are so passé. Instead, gift Dad one of these experiences this year.

White houses and blue sea in Cadaques, Costa Brava, Spain

Why Did Global Self-Guided Tour Operator Macs Adventure Choose Colorado for its North American Headquarters?

Hint: It has something to do with how our denizens spend their weekends.

5 Fun Front Range Learning Activities for Kids This Summer

Sneak some vegetables into their summer-fun diet with these discreetly academic activities.

A man wearing a JAX Outdoor Gear, Farm & Ranch shirt is fishing in Colorado

Our 5 Favorite Local Outdoor Stores In and Around Denver

These gear shops all have Colorado roots dating back five or more years. Here’s what makes their biz unique and what summer equipment and clothing their teams are pining after this summer.

Howdy Pardner: This New Colorado Gear Company Wants You to Try Cowboy Camping

Boulder-based Born Outdoor sends a wake-up call to the gear industry with its new take on the old-school bedroll.

Three hikers in Colorado’s Collegiate Peaks.

The 10 Hiking Essentials, Colorado-Style

Stock your daypack with these critical items before every hike. Plus, our favorite products from local Colorado brands.

7 Deals and Experiences to Take Advantage of This Off-Season

Don’t let April and May slip away without saving some serious dough on eats, adventure, and getaways.

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.

This New App Uses the Characters from Inside Out to Help Little Coloradans Understand Their Biggest Feelings

Here’s the inside scoop on InsideU, the kid-focused app from Disney/Pixar and the Renée Crown Wellness Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Meet Your New PFAS-Free Beauty Routine

The state is banning the forever chemicals in cosmetics and beauty products. Luckily, there are plenty of Colorado-made alternatives that are already PFAS-free.

Were You Caught in MLK Jr. Weekend’s Traffic Nightmare?

These Coloradans were. Here, they relive the darkest moments on I-70 and propose possible solutions so it doesn’t happen again.

9 Tips for Avoiding Ski Injuries This Season

Ski injuries suck. We asked Colorado ski patrollers and mountain operations officials for their best tips to stay healthy on the slopes this winter.

Uphilling at Buttermilk.

Everything You Need to Know About Uphilling at Colorado Ski Resorts

Looking to skip the lift lines and tackle a lung-busting workout—and maybe even earn some fresh tracks down your favorite resort runs to boot? Try skinning up one–or all!–of Colorado’s ski resorts. Here’s how.

The new Aerie Lodge at Copper Mountain.

5 Things You Need to Try at the New Aerie Lodge in Copper

Warm up, eat up, and drink up at this step-up from the traditional ski lodge.

Frontier Airlines’ GoWild! All-You-Can-Fly Pass Is on Super Sale—Is It Worth It?

It’s just $499 for unlimited flights in one year. We asked three passholders if this deal is too good to be true.

5 Legendary Moments in Colorado Snowsports History

Before you strap in this season, take a moment to pay homage to those who sent it so hard they landed in the history books.

Four Colorado Trips to Get Into the Holiday Spirit

Escape the hustle and bustle this December with one of these festive getaways.

Himali's snowsuit

How Boulder’s Himali Helps Keep Climbers Alive On the World’s Tallest Mountains

The company’s American and Nepalese Sherpa co-owners design their ideal outfit for navigating the death zone.

These Colorado Women Are Reframing What It Means to Be a Mountain Guide

Moxie Mountain Guides is making outdoor adventure more accessible for traditionally marginalized groups.

The 10 Best Colorado-Inspired Stocking Stuffers

The smallest, most awesome Colorado gifts of the year.

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