Outdoor Products

Cyclists on bikes on a road

In recent years, Ogden has received national recognition as an outdoor recreation mecca, attracting outdoor companies and visitors alike. The Wall Street Journal has named Ogden the center of outdoor sports gear in the U.S., while Outside Magazine recognized it as one of the Best Towns in America and National Geographic ranked it as a Top 10 Emerging Ski Town.

Ogden is an ideal location for outdoor companies because of its strong industry cluster, great proximity to recreation opportunities, and a growing number of major outdoor events.


Outdoor Products Jobs (JPG)

Major Employers

Company NameIndustry Code (NAICS)
Amer Sports (Atomic, Salomon, Suunto,
Armada, Mavic)
ENVE Composites336991
Goode Ski Technologies339920
Lifetime Products339920
Mackenzie Exhibits561920
Mercury Wheels423910
Osprey Packs423910
Scott USA493110
Smith Optics339920
SR56 (Selle Royal/Crank Brothers)N/A
Tektro/TRP BrakesN/A
Vista Outdoors551112

Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services, 2018.

Education & Training

Over 2,500 students complete engineering and manufacturing programs at area colleges each year. These colleges include:

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • University of Utah
  • Bridgerland, Davis, and Ogden-Weber technical colleges
  • Salt Lake Community College

The Professional Sales program at Weber State University provides nationally recognized training in professional and technical sales. A leading program in Outdoor Product Design and Development is offered at nearby Utah State University.

Completions by Program, 2015 to 2016 (PNG)