Posted on February 3, 2012 by Sarah Myers | in About Stein Eriksen Lodge, History of Park City | No Comments »
This month marks the 10th Anniversary of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Park City began celebrating on February 1 with a concert on Main Street followed by fireworks. The celebration, also the kick-start to the World Cup Event at Deer Valley Resort, brought a crowd out in the pounding snow to cheer and dance. The next morning I had the great fortune to ski the fresh snow with Olympian Heidi Volker at Deer Valley Resort. Just a few hours later I was rooting for Hannah Kearney at the World Cup Individual Mogul event at Deer Valley as she won her 12th consecutive World Cup mogul title.
On the drive back from the former Olympic venue, I realized how alive the Olympic spirit is in Park City. Not only is it the chosen home for the United States Ski and Snowboard Team’s state-of-the-art training facility, The Center of Excellence; athletes travel here to train year-round. The Utah Olympic Park, for example, is a venue that houses the Alf Engen Ski Museum but also serves as a training and competition venue for Bobsled, Skeleton, Aerials and Nordic Ski Jumping.
In addition to providing current athletes with the tools for success, Park City is proud to be the home of retired Olympic athlete, Stein Eriksen. Each day I have the great pleasure of walking past his trophy case in the Main Lodge with Stein’s two Olympic medals predominantly displayed. For the past sixty years, Stein Eriksen has revolutionized the world of alpine skiing and is credited with devising the freestyle event “aerials.”
In celebration of tonight’s World Cup Aerial Events, it is my pleasure to share with you some images of Stein Eriksen.
Stein Eriksen First Place Podium in 1952 Oslo Olympics
Gold Medal Run 1952
Stein Eriksen at Tystigen in 1957
Stein Eriksen Lodge showcasing his classic Front Flip
Posted on September 15, 2011 by Sarah Myers | in About Stein Eriksen Lodge, History of Park City | No Comments »
Head on over to our Facebook page and you could win a three-night ski vacation!
We will host you and a guest for three nights complete with daily breakfast, ski rentals, adult lift tickets to Deer Valley Resort and transport you to and from Salt Lake International Airport.
Winner will be announced October 17, 2011.
Visit Stein Eriksen Lodge on Facebook for all the details and to enter for your chance to win!
Posted on March 9, 2011 by Sarah Myers | in History of Park City, Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge | No Comments »
This weekend I purchased sunscreen for my family on our way out for three hours of cross-country skiing. UV-B rays are just as intense in the winter and spring and can cause serious sunburn, we all should be very careful about being exposed unprotected to the sun for any extended period of time. And reflection from snow increases the risk of damage to your skin.
While I lather sunscreen on every exposed inch of myself and loved ones when we are heading out on the weekends. I realized I have been too complacent with my daily sun protection in recent months. I detest putting smelly facial creams on in the morning.
The solution? This amazing product, Eminences SPF 30 Sun Defense Minerals, which I found at the Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge. The powder is hypoallergenic, easy to apply over my daily non-spf facial cream, loaded with vitamins, and available in six shades for added cosmetic coverage.
Eminence SPF 30 Sun Defense Minerals
Posted on February 2, 2010 by Sarah Myers | in About Stein Eriksen Lodge, History of Park City, Visiting Park City | No Comments »
We are neck-and-neck, 50/50 with the Lake Tahoe Region in the voting for “Favorite Ski Destination.”
Help us win by voting for Utah!
(once there, click to become a “fan” of the Travelocity Roaming Gnome on Facebook)
You can vote as many times as you want.
VOTING ENDS TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY AT 10:00 am MST
If we win, the Traveling Gnome will make his ski vacation in Utah with lots of free publicity
Posted on January 5, 2010 by Sarah Myers | in History of Park City, Visiting Park City | No Comments »
Freestyle athletes will make their second to last stop before the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Park City, Utah. The three day event takes place at Deer Valley Resort on January 14 – 16, 2010. Fans can watch these future Olympians free of charge as they compete in moguls and aerial competitions. Here is the detailed schedule of events.
The past few years I have watch the final ladies’ and mens’ mogul competitions. If you have a chance to get to any of the events I highly recommend it. Don’t forget to come to the Lodge for apres ski by the fire in the Troll Hallen Lounge.
Posted on October 1, 2009 by Sarah Myers | in About Stein Eriksen Lodge, History of Park City, Visiting Park City | No Comments »
Yesterday, the first snow fell at Deer Valley Resort, Park City, UT. There are just 65 days until opening day at Deer Valley Resort. If you haven’t begun to think about your next ski vacation, check out the lodge’s packages available this winter. With ski-in/ski-out access to the #1 rated resort by the readers of SKI Magazine for the third year in a row.
First snow - Sterling lift at Silver Lake Lodge