Treffen at THE BROADMOOR - Touring the Rocky Mountains
On behalf of the members of the Alpine Mountain Region and the Treffen North America staff, we would like to invite you to attend Treffen at THE BROADMOOR: Touring the Rocky Mountains. Experience four days of driving, dining and exploring as PCA heads west to Colorado Springs, CO over April 27 – May 1, 2022.
Known as Olympic City, USA, because it is home to the flagship US Olympic & Paralympic Training Center, Colorado Springs lies near glacier-carved Pikes Peak, a landmark in Pike National Forest with hiking trails and a cog railway leading to its 14,114-ft. summit. Breathtaking vistas abound with its purple mountain’s majesty of the southern Rockies and its towering red rock formations of the city's Garden of the Gods park.
Our host for the week is the legendary resort, THE BROADMOOR, known for its impeccable service distinctive amenities, and luxurious accommodations. Here, the spirit of the West inspires the adventurer within, providing endless opportunities to explore the picturesque mountains, streams, and canyons that have inspired generations.
But, of course, the primary reason for touring this iconic area is the wide variety of scenic drives that the region offers. From pristine pine and aspen forests along Pikes Peak to the twisty canyons and winding mountain passes, the awe-inspiring surroundings and fun roads will surely be a Treffen to remember.
Why the little 'A' in BROADMOOR? The hotel's name and logo are always officially presented as all uppercase with 'A' being smaller and raised higher than the other letters. Legend has it that Spencer Penrose, the hotel's founder, had a friendly rivalry with the Antlers Inn Hotel, located in downtown Colorado Springs. The story goes that Penrose was in need of a place to stay after a long day in the mines and was denied entrance to The Antlers Inn because he was so dirty. Angry, Penrose vowed that his hotel would never refuse a room based on appearance and that as a constant reminder of the small-minded act, the 'A' in THE BROADMOOR name was diminished in size.