As the crisp air settles over Colorado Springs, the prestigious Broadmoor Hotel, in partnership with the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and Los Hermanos Ranch, cordially announces the return of a winter spectacle like no other—the Broadmoor Winter Polo Classic. After a successful inaugural event that captured the hearts of over 900 attendees, the 2024 edition is set to unfold on February 24th at the Norris Penrose Event Center.
The event is not merely a display of athletic prowess but a celebration of tradition, community, and the indomitable spirit of Colorado’s adventure-rich culture. “Last year’s event was embraced with open arms by locals and hotel guests alike, and we anticipate an even grander affair in 2024,” reveals Jack Damioli, the esteemed President & CEO of The Broadmoor. “Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado or a newcomer to the sport of kings, the Winter Polo Classic is an exquisite way to indulge in the thrills of polo.”
For those seeking to immerse themselves in this winter fantasy, The Broadmoor has meticulously crafted an exclusive travel package. Starting at $999, the offer promises a sojourn replete with luxury and excitement. Guests will enjoy classic accommodations for two nights, with the option to upgrade for an even more opulent stay. The experience begins with a VIP Reception on Friday night, setting the stage for the exhilarating weekend.
The package ensures that spectators will view the matches from the best vantage point with reserved box seating and access to the Heritage Room, where complimentary gourmet fare and beverages await, alongside a tasting bar courtesy of local favorite, Distillery 291. Comfort and convenience are paramount, with transportation provided to and from the event grounds, and to commemorate your stay, a unique welcome amenity will be waiting for you upon arrival.
The Broadmoor’s winter polo adheres to the traditional regulations, with a twist befitting the season—instead of the customary grassy expanse, the tournament unfolds in a dirt arena. The teams, composed of three players, will navigate four 7-minute chukkers, with special modifications in place should snow grace the event. The ponies are equipped with cleated shoes for superior traction, and a larger, lighter, and bright red ball replaces the standard white to ensure visibility against the snowy backdrop.
As the anticipation builds for the presentation of the Penrose Trophy to the victorious team, so does the excitement for this unique blend of sporting excellence and winter luxury. The Broadmoor Winter Polo Classic isn’t just an event; it’s an experience, a celebration, and a cherished memory in the making. Book your package now, for the allure of the chukker calls, and the promise of winter polo awaits.