Monday, March 15, 2010


This Saturday Morning on the Red Wing Shoes - Local History Segment we'll take a look at the old "Ski Broadmoor"

Ski Broadmoor

Dates of Operation: 1959 - 1991
Area Stats: (1984)
*Elevations: Summit 7,084; Base 6,569; Vertical Drop 600 ft
*Slopes: Beg 60%; Int 20%; Adv 20; Longest Run 3/4 mi
*Lifts: 1 double (Riblet); 1 tow; Capacity 600 p/h
*Season: Thanksgiving - March; opened 6 days per week from 10 am -
10pm (night skiing)
*Ticket prices: Adult $11
History: Ski Broadmoor was built and operated by the famous
Broadmoor Hotel. They sold the resort to the City of Colorado Springs
in 1986. The city ran the resort for two seasons until Vail bought the
area in 1988. Vail never made any profits here, so without any buyers it
was closed in 1991. The extremely low elevations at Ski Broadmoor
meant that they had 100% snowmaking capabilities. Their snowmaking
equipment was bought from the also defunct Magic Mountain Ski Area
in Golden, Colorado.

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