WHAT’S NEW AT THE BROADMOOR

From a riding academy to the Ice Palace skating rink to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Spencer Penrose never tired of creating something fun and interesting for his guests to do. Today, his spirit lives on. Here’s what’s new at The Broadmoor.

Pickleball

The resort just converted one tennis court into three pickleball courts. The sport, which combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, is played with a whiffle ball and paddles. It is all the rage and one of the fastest growing sports because anyone can enjoy it, regardless of your age or experience.

Seven Falls Prospector’s Pick Kölsch

Spencer Penrose was an ardent anti-prohibitionist. He had several train cars of liquor shipped to The Broadmoor from Philadelphia before the country went dry. As the story goes he kept his stash in the resort’s basement, accessed by a stairway hidden behind rolling bookshelves. The Prohibition-era bottles displayed in the cases in the Tavern, and along the wall outside the restaurant, are a testament to the spirits that flowed here during Prohibition.

Spencer would no doubt approve of the new beer that is being brewed exclusively for the resort, The Broadmoor’s Seven Falls Prospector’s Pick Kölsch. A nod to the men who worked the mines and the nearby waterfalls, it is a collaboration with Red Leg Brewing Co. in Colorado Springs, where owner and U.S. Army veteran Todd Baldwin “serves those who served” at the military themed brewery. There are two types of German hops used to make the Kölsch, which is light, crisp and refreshing. It’s available in cans and on tap in the bars and restaurants throughout the resort as well as the wilderness lodges and 1858 Restaurant.

The Broadmoor also serves many of Red Leg Brewing Co.’s other beers. They are easy to spot, as they all have military-related names like the Devil Dog Stout, which won Bronze at the World Beer Cup in 2014.

Quantum Lift Facial at the Spa

A new treatment you will want to try at the resort’s Forbes Travel Guide 5-star rated spa is the Quantum Lift Facial, which “tightens, tones and firms” all in one session. After cleansing, the aesthetician uses equipment akin to a tingly Clarisonic brush that delivers radio frequency energy to the collagen tissue. Once she has done half of your face, she holds up a mirror so you can see your skin before and after. The results of this proprietary technology are impressive.

Changes at the Shopping Plaza

Expect to see some changes in the location of some of your favorite shops as well as some new boutiques. Of note, Peter Millar will open a stand-alone luxury lifestyle apparel boutique in September. The clean lines of the light-filled store will have accents of walnut and brass, a reflection of the brand’s classic look. The shop will offer formal clothing, coats, sportswear and active apparel.

Christmas at Cloud Camp

For the very first time, Cloud Camp will be open for Christmas. One family or group will have exclusive use of the entire main lodge and its seven bedrooms. Fill your days relaxing by the fire, joining chefs in the kitchen for “cooking clubs” (with special holiday dishes and cookie making), tasting wine, building snowmen, and taking in the 360-degree views of nearby Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs below during a wintry walk among the clouds. Staff can customize the entire experience for your family’s specific holiday memories and recipes. All meals, beverages and alcohol are included. Starting at $40,000.