Full House Resorts, Inc. is set to open its new Chamonix Casino Hotel in the historic location of Cripple Creek near Colorado Springs. The hotel will feature 300 luxurious rooms designed in classic European style, with balconies offering stunning views of Cripple Creek, Pikes Peak, and the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The resort, located about 45 miles from Colorado Springs and 80 miles from Denver, will be connected to the popular Bronco Billy’s Casino, which is also owned by Full House Resorts.
The company, known for its casino development and operations, announced the Cripple Creek project on March 23, 2021, revealing the name of the casino at that time as well. The newly constructed hotel is named after the famous French resort, Queen of Alpine, where the first Winter Olympics were held in 1924 at the foot of Mont Blanc. This name is fitting as the U.S. Olympic Committee and Training Center is located in Colorado Springs.
In addition to the luxurious hotel rooms, the new facility will include a new casino floor with a variety of slot machines, a high-limit slot salon, and an elegant table game area. The casino is scheduled to open on Wednesday, December 27, along with the inauguration of select rooms and parts of the valet, garage, and parking.
The Chamonix Casino Hotel will offer a variety of amenities, including the Chamonix Bistro restaurant, a buffet, and the 980 Prime restaurant launching in a month, featuring renowned chef Barry Dakake from Las Vegas. A luxury Italian restaurant, Firenze, is also expected to open in the spring. Other amenities will include Ore and Alloy, a luxurious jewelry and retail store, as well as the Chamonix Spa with a rooftop pool and deck, a winter garden, workout room, massage rooms, saunas, and steam rooms.
Baxter Lee, the General Manager of Chamonix Casino Hotel, expressed excitement about the opening, stating, “Chamonix is a special place, unlike any other casino hotel in the state. It offers a high-end, Las Vegas experience in our beautiful Colorado mountain setting. We are overjoyed to open Chamonix’s doors on December 27 and to welcome our friends from Colorado and beyond.”