Colorado Dominates List of Best Places to Work for Outdoorsy Types
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Pellucid Analytics (44), Boulder, 16 employees. Develops technology and offers consulting for the investment banking industry.
Namaste Solar (63), Boulder and Denver, 80 employees. Develops and installs solar energy systems.
Rocky Mountain Institute (77), Boulder and Steamboat Springs, 71 employees. Think tank and consulting firm focused on environmental issues.
Mercury Payment Systems (89), Durango, 705 employees. Developer of custom payment processing systems.
Spectra Logic (94), Boulder, 437 employees. Makes tape- and disk-based data storage systems.
NON TECH COMPANIES
Groundfloor Media (1), Denver, 15 employees. Boutique public relations firm that represents clients like Qdoba and Oskar Blues Brewery.
New Belgium Brewery (17), Fort Collins, 484 employees. Craft brewer.
Human Movement (19), Louisville, 41 employees. Organizes athletic events like the Ugly Sweater Run.
Global Works (22), Boulder, 21 employees. Organizes trips for community-services and language-focused travelers.
Boa Technology (33), Denver, 68 employees. Makes a steel lace closure system for footwear, medical equipment, and prosthetics.
Spyderco (42), Golden, 59 employees. Designs and manufactures high tech and ergonomic knives.
Natural Habitat Adventures (48), Boulder, 32 employees. Travel company that leads trips to natural destinations that’s 100 percent carbon neutral.
Sterling-Rice Group (62), Boulder, 109 employees. Marketing company.
Honey Stinger (72), Steamboat Springs, 42 employees. Makes honey-based energy products.
Backbone Media (82), Carbondale, 27 employees. Marketing for outdoor companies and tourism industry.
Leisure Trends Group (84), Boulder, 51 employees. Consumer research and market intelligence for athletic and outdoor apparel and equipment makers.
SmartWool (86), Steamboat Springs, 93 employees. Makes smart wool apparel.
Aspen Skiing Company (90), Aspen, 919 employees. Operates Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass ski resorts.
Big Agnes (99), Steamboat Springs, 37 employees. Makes water-repellent tents and sleeping bags.