The Stein Eriksen Blog


Every year, film industry professionals, stars and fans from all over the world gather in Park City, Utah for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. It’s no wonder why--with a bustling Main Street, energetic movie premiere lines and beautiful snowfall throughout the town, there’s no better place to be this time of year.

As a core part of the Park City and Deer Valley experience, Stein Eriksen Lodge provides world-class amenities for Lodge guests during the Sundance Film Festival and all year long. To ensure you have an unforgettable Sundance experience in 2017, we hope you will stay with us and take advantage of everything the Lodge has to offer.


Nothing says luxury more than the well-appointed rooms at the Five-Star Stein Eriksen Lodge. With beautiful European inspired aesthetics, an experienced and dedicated staff available 24 hours a day and a long list of amenities designed for your convenience, your home away from home awaits you at the Lodge.


With over 30,000 out-of-state visitors attending on average, one of the biggest challenges you’ll encounter during the festival is finding reliable parking and transportation. To save you time and money, we offer complimentary shuttle service for our guests both to and from Historic Main Street. And with a convenient location that’s less than three miles away from all the action, there’s no better way to eliminate the biggest source of stress during the festival than by calling on our chauffer.


After a long day of attending workshops and movie screenings, there’s no better way to unwind than to indulge in exquisite cuisine at Glitretind Restaurant and Troll Hallen Lounge. In the evening, you can sip a drink by the fire, make new network connections, or simply enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. For the morning, we have a complimentary breakfast buffet that is unmatched in both variety and taste. Reservations are highly recommended for the restaurant and lounge. For more information, please contact our Concierge at (435) 645-6455.


If you are in need of the perfect venue for a festival event, we have beautiful, spacious rooms at both Stein Eriksen Lodge and The Chateaux at Deer Valley that work for a variety of gatherings, such as:

  • Premiere parties
  • Workshops
  • Private dinners
  • Networking events

Let us be a part of your 2017 Sundance experience. Everything will be taken care of for you, including the setup, catering and cleanup. For more information, please contact Kimberley Goldberg in the Catering Sales department at

Let us be part of your Sundance 2017 Experience. For any additional questions or to reserve lodging, please contact us at (435) 649-3700.


A legendary man to say the least, Stein Eriksen is recognized around the world as the “Grandfather of Freestyle Skiing.” Norwegian born and raised in a family of Nordic ski enthusiasts, Stein Eriksen was an avid ski jumper by the age of five. By introducing his gymnastic-inspired aerial jumps such as the “Aerial Somersault,” he was able to forever revolutionize the alpine skiing world.

Stein attracted world attention in the 1952 Olympic Games in Oslo, Norway, where he won the Gold Medal in the Men's Giant Slalom. Two years later, Stein captured three gold medals for Slalom, Giant Slalom and Combined at the FIS World Championships. He was charted as the first male alpine ski racer from outside the Alps to win an Olympic Gold Medal.

Stein settled in Park City, Utah where he served as a ski instructor, ski school director, ski shop owner and consultant to many ski equipment companies. Most recently, Stein served as the Director of Skiing at Deer Valley Resort for more than 35 years.

Stein Eriksen was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in 1982. He was honored by the King of Norway in 1997 and was knighted with the Royal Norwegian Order for Merit for his contribution to Norway, the highest honor the Norwegian government bestows to those residing outside of Norway.

On December 27, 2015, legendary Olympic Gold Medalist, Stein Eriksen, passed away peacefully at the age of 88 in his Park City home. Stein paved the way for many young athletes who followed his lead by dreaming big and making the impossible possible. He brought style and grace to the sport he loved so much.

Stein wanted to give his guests at Stein Eriksen Lodge a memorable escape from everyday life; an opportunity to relax, enjoy the outdoors and reconnect with nature. Named after this legendary man, Stein Eriksen Lodge strives to maintain the highest standards in lodging, amenities and service. Stein Eriksen Lodge is built with true #SteinStyle and upholds the “Stein Way” standards that Stein Eriksen lived by every day.