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Corporate Chef Zane Holmquist Awarded Chef of the Year
PARK CITY, Utah (May 24, 2017) — On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the Utah Restaurant Association, in partnership with Devour Utah magazine, hosted their 2017 Utah Restaurant Industry Awards Gala naming Corporate Chef Zane Holmquist of Stein Eriksen Lodge, Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star hotel and spa, as Chef of the Year.
The annual award ceremony has honored food service professionals for the last 30 years, and past winners are among the elite of restaurant professionals. Award recipients are nominated by their industry peers.
“What an honor it is to receive this award among such talented company in Utah’s restaurant industry,” said Holmquist. “My team and I are so passionate about the dining experience we’re able to provide our guests, and I am incredibly grateful to be part of the Stein Eriksen Lodge family who allows me to do what I love every day.”
Holmquist joined the Stein Eriksen Lodge team in 2000 and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2001 and Corporate Chef in 2016. In 2005, Holmquist was invited to showcase his work at the renowned James Beard House and was the recipient of the Governor’s Culinary Artisan Award. He has made appearances on NBC’s TODAY Show, Sirius Radio’s The Martha Stewart Show, ABC’s Good Things Utah, Park City TV and Park City’s KPCW radio program. Holmquist’s cuisine has been featured in publications such as SKI Magazine, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Sunset Magazine, Food Arts, Salt Lake Magazine and City Weekly.
Other Park City award winners included tupelo, High West Distillery, and Stein Eriksen Lodge’s Glitretind Restaurant who earned the prestigious “Taste Utah” award, recognizing their successful contributions in Utah business and their value as members of Utah’s restaurant community. All award recipients, including Holmquist, will be featured in the July issue of Utah Business magazine.
Beyond the state level, Glitretind Restaurant recently received national recognition for earning Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence, an award the restaurant has earned consistently since 2007. The award recognizes wine lists that “display excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions, typically offering 350 or more selections. These restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team.” Click here for the Glitretind Restaurant listing.
Additionally, the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRōNA) awarded Glitretind Restaurant with the DiRōNA Achievement of Distinction in Dining, one of the most respected awards in the dining and hospitality communities. Click here for the restaurant profile in the DiRoNA directory.
For more information about recent awards bestowed on Chef Holmquist and Glitretind Restaurant, please contact Jessica Turner at (435) 604-2793 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about Stein Eriksen Lodge can be found at www.steinlodge.com.
Stein Eriksen Lodge Announces 2017 Lodge Expansion
PARK CITY, Utah (May 1, 2017) –
Stein Eriksen Lodge has embarked on an expansion project to further add to the luxury and service provided by the premier, iconic property. For more than three decades, Stein Eriksen Lodge has established itself as one of the most highly respected mountain resort destinations in the world and a true industry leader in luxury hospitality. Never one to rest on its laurels, the 2017 Lodge expansion is designed to uphold and improve upon the offerings within the Lodge that have consistently made it the benchmark for what a luxury resort hotel should be.
Highlights of the new Lodge expansion include:
New Entertainment Center: With a variety of games, engaging activities and casual food options to choose from, the 3,500 square foot Entertainment Center enhances guests’ stay and will provide the opportunity of more quality time spent together for individuals, families and groups.
Expanded Ski Locker Room: Guests can store all their ski gear in the newly renovated, state-of-the-art locker room, offering 500 individual lockers with boot and glove dryers. The Lodge’s ski valet team sets the standard in guest service to care for each guest’s ski equipment and skiing needs.
Coffee Bar: At the new Coffee Bar, guests can indulge in a cup of Stein’s signature blend coffee, hot chocolate, espresso and house-made pastries slope side at Deer Valley Resort.
Theater Room: Here guests of all ages can enjoy cinema favorites or enhance their meeting or event with a movie or visual presentation, the first of its kind at any Park City hotel.
Outdoor Plaza Space: With modern embellishments, such as new fire pits and heated walk paths, the Lodge’s outdoor plaza elevates meetings, events or weddings.
Family Pool & Expanded Lounging Area: A newly added family-friendly pool and lounge space creates a more enhanced poolside experience.
“As the World’s Best Ski Hotel, Stein Eriksen Lodge believes in continually surpassing the service, amenities, and overall luxury we provide our valued guests,” said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge. “To us, routinely investing in the Lodge and finding ways to enhance what we provide and make it even better is what it takes to be a legendary hotel.”
Centrally located mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort, Stein Eriksen Lodge is the ultimate year-round luxury resort, offering world-class hospitality, accommodations, dining, and spa services in an intimate, Norwegian mountain ambiance. For more information about Stein Eriksen Lodge’s new expansions, please contact Guy Morris at (435) 615-0867 or email@example.com. Additional information about the Stein Eriksen Lodge 2017 expansions can be found at www.steinlodge.com/expansion.
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About Stein Eriksen Lodge
The Forbes Five-Star Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of America's premier resorts. One of the most accessible mountain destinations in North America and an official resort of Cadillac, the Lodge provides guests with the ultimate year-round luxury destination, offering world-class hospitality, accommodations, fine-dining, meeting facilities, spa services, recreation, and luxury Cadillac car services. For more information, visit the Lodge’s website at www.steinlodge.com or call (800) 453-1302.
Stein Eriksen Lodge Receives 2017 American Excellence Award
PARK CITY, Utah (April 19, 2017) – Stein Eriksen Lodge has been selected for the 2017 American Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the American Economic Institute (AEI).
Each year the AEI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community.
Stein Eriksen Lodge has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by AEI marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.
The AEI is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing businesses of all sizes to be recognized locally and encouraged globally. Particular emphasis is given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices.
Stein Eriksen Lodge Greets Spring with Savings
PARK CITY, Utah (March 30, 2017) – Longer days, warmer temperatures, bluebird skies and still plenty of snow are the perfect recipe for spectacular spring getaways at Stein Eriksen Lodge, the World’s Best Ski Hotel. The shift in seasons also brings exceptional values and packages at the premier alpine resort destination.
“Spring break holidays at Stein Eriksen Lodge deliver crisp mountain air, cool mornings and sunny afternoons,” said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge. “With a great snow year, spring skiing is at a prime. Coupled with pleasant weather and great deals, it’s an ideal time to book a spring vacation.”
A few of the available spring season specials and packages at Stein Eriksen Lodge include the following:
World’s Best Ski Package Starting at $750
Park City, Utah, is known for its legendary skiing, stunning landscapes and Stein’s Classic Ski Package. This spring, experience all Deer Valley Resort has to offer while staying at the World’s Best Ski Hotel. Deer Valley is a great place to ski no matter your skill level or age. Unbelievable mountain views combined with world-renowned skiing will make this your best spring vacation yet. Package includes two adult all-day lift tickets per day to Deer Valley Resort, breakfast daily at Glitretind Restaurant, guestroom accommodations, unlimited access to spa facilities and full access to resort fitness classes, and sitewide wireless Internet access.
*Package starting rate of $750 is based on deluxe guestroom accommodations. Valid from 12/03/16-04/16/17. A two-night minimum stay is required. Blackout dates may apply. Rate is subject to availability. Subject to change based on room category. May not be combined with any other promotion and is not available to groups. Normal deposit, resort fee and cancellation policy apply. Rate is per room, per night and does not include tax, resort fee, gratuity or service charges, which vary by season and room type. Reservations highly recommended for Glitretind Restaurant and may be completed online at www.OpenTable.com or by calling (435) 645-6455.
Savor the Spring Starting at $275
Escape on a spring retreat to the beautiful mountains of Park City, Utah. For an incredible culinary experience, the Savor the Spring package is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. Guests can enjoy legendary, world-renowned lodging and indulge in a 3-course dinner or our famous Sunday Brunch at the award-winning Glitretind Restaurant in the Lodge. Package includes deluxe accommodations, three-course dinner for two, unlimited access to spa facilities and full access to resort fitness classes, complimentary valet parking and sitewide wireless Internet access.
*Package starting rate of $275 is based on deluxe guestroom accommodations. Valid from 04/17/2017-05/26/2017. Blackout dates may apply. Rate is subject to availability. Subject to change based on room category. May not be combined with any other promotion and is not available to groups. Normal deposit, resort fee and cancellation policy apply. Rate is per room, per night and does not include tax, resort fee, gratuity or service charges, which vary by season and room type. Advance reservations at Glitretind Restaurant are required. Please contact (435) 645-6455 to make a reservation, or visit www.OpenTable.com to secure a reservation online.
Book 2 and Get 3rd Night Free Starting at $235
Experience the elegant ambience, delectable dining, uncompromising service and comfortable, luxe amenities offered at Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star hotel and spa. For a limited time, book 2 nights at our legendary property and get the 3rd night complimentary.
*Starting rate of $235 is based on deluxe guestroom accommodations. Valid from 04/17/2017- 11/30/2017. Blackout dates may apply. Rate is subject to availability. Subject to change based on room category. May not be combined with any other promotion and is not available to groups. Normal deposit, resort fee and cancellation policy apply. Rate is per room, per night and does not include tax, resort fee, gratuity or service charges, which vary by season and room type.
Alpine Awakening Breakfast Starting at $260
Travelers looking for a luxury alpine setting with an exceptional dining experience have found the perfect resort. At Stein Eriksen Lodge, you can fully appreciate the luxury stay and enjoy seasonal menu breakfast selections from our award-winning Chef Zane Holmquist while dining in the inviting surroundings of Troll Hallen Lounge. Take in the experience while gazing mid-mountain at the breathtaking sunrise as it crests the nearby magnificent mountain peaks. With this package, guests receive a daily gourmet breakfast for two in Troll Hallen Lounge, unlimited access to our Five-Star spa facilities and daily fitness classes, as well as complimentary valet parking in our underground, secure garage.
*Package starting rate of $260 is based on deluxe guestroom accommodations. Valid from 04/17/2017-11/30/2017. Blackout dates may apply. Rate is subject to availability. Subject to change based on room category. May not be combined with any other promotion and is not available to groups. Normal deposit, resort fee and cancellation policy apply. Rate is per room, per night and does not include tax, resort fee, gratuity or service charges, which vary by season and room type. All seating in Troll Hallen Lounge is on a first come, first served basis. Spring and summer hours of operation for Troll Hallen Lounge are 7 am - 11 am MST.
Spa Renewal Starting at $435
Relax your mind, restore your body and renew your spirit at Utah's only Forbes Five-Star spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge. At The Spa, you will completely unwind with this couple's package, featuring two 50-minute treatments of your choice each day. We have crafted the most luxurious experience and use only the finest of locally-sourced and all-natural products to make you feel pampered from head to toe. As an added bonus, we're including breakfast for two at the award-winning Troll Hallen Lounge and complimentary valet parking, along with daily access to the spa facilities and fitness classes.
*Package starting rate of $435 is based on deluxe guestroom accommodations. Valid from 04/17/2017-11/30/2017. Blackout dates may apply. Rate is subject to availability. Subject to change based on room category. May not be combined with any other promotion and is not available to groups. Normal deposit, resort fee and cancellation policy apply. Rate is per room, per night and does not include tax, resort fee, gratuity or service charges, which vary by season and room type. Spa treatments exclude Stein Gold Oxygen Facial, Ashiatsu Massage and In-Room Massage. Reservation is required at The Spa prior to service or treatment. Please call The Spa for treatment inquiries and to schedule your treatment. (435) 645-6475
Little Explorers Experience $125
Let us provide all amenities needed to create an unforgettable indoor camping experience. Children will snuggle with a plush toy moose in a luxurious tent, gaze at the stars crated by the National Geographic Starry Night Lantern, then wake to explore all our Lodge and Park City have to offer for little adventurers. Armed with their Fun with Nature: Take Along Guide, this is one experience your little ones will never forget. Package includes a canvas tent, Stein’s plush moose stuffed animal toy, National Geographic Starry Night Lantern, Fun with Nature: Take Along Guide Book and complimentary sitewide wireless internet access.
*Starting rate of $125 is based on existing guestroom reservation. Guestroom reservation required prior to adding this amenity. Subject to change based on room category. May not be combined with any other promotion and is not available to groups. Normal deposit and cancellation policy applies. Rate is per reservation and may remain in the room throughout the duration of the guest’s stay. Rate does not include tax, gratuity or service charges, which vary by season and room type. Canvas tent is set up in room pre-arrival and is available to purchase during your stay. Remaining package items become the property of the guest upon departure. To easily add this to your reservation, please contact our Concierge team at 435.645.6460.
Let the staff at Stein Eriksen Lodge help make your next vacation to Park City the most memorable one yet. Our experienced staff can assist with every detail and take the work out of vacation planning. Guests can also take advantage of this year’s new Delta gift card program. Guests who book a minimum six-night stay now through 4/16/17 will receive an $800 Delta Air Lines electronic gift card. Supplies are limited and is valid on new reservations only.
Guests can visit www.steinlodge.com/specials to see all package offerings and for further details. For more information about Stein Eriksen Lodge and its spring package offerings, please contact Jessica Turner at (435) 604-2793 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about Stein Eriksen Lodge can be found at www.steinlodge.com.
About Stein Eriksen Lodge
The Forbes Five-Star Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of America's premier resorts. One of the most accessible mountain destinations in North America and an official resort of Cadillac, the Lodge provides guests with the ultimate year-round luxury destination, offering world-class hospitality, accommodations, fine-dining, meeting facilities, spa services, recreation and luxury Cadillac car services. For more information, visit the Lodge’s website at www.steinlodge.com or call 800.453.1302.
Celebration of Stein Day
PARK CITY, Utah (December 6, 2016) – Stein Eriksen Lodge, in conjunction with Deer Valley Resort, will honor its namesake, the late Stein Eriksen, with an inaugural Stein Eriksen Day celebration. The celebration will take place on Eriksen’s birthday, December 11, proclaimed Stein Eriksen Day by Governor Mike Leavitt in 2001. Park City’s City Council will unveil and dedicate a plaque in Eriksen’s honor, placed near the three iconic deer statues and Olympic torch just off the Glitretind Restaurant and Troll Hallen Lounge deck. The plaque will memorialize December 11 as Stein Eriksen Day, to honor Stein’s enduring memory and his outstanding contribution to the community of Park City and the sport of skiing.
“Stein Eriksen not only won gold in the 1952 Winter Olympics and revolutionized the world of alpine skiing, he became world-renowned as skiing's first ‘superstar,’” said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge. “He was an integral part of the Stein Eriksen Lodge and Deer Valley families since their inception. His influence at both will forever inspire us and his legacy will always live on here.”
Stein Eriksen Day celebration festivities will begin at 3 pm on December 11, 2016, with remarks from Eriksen’s son, Bjorn Eriksen; Stein Eriksen Lodge CEO, Russ Olsen, President of Royal Street Corporation and Deer Valley Resort President and General Manager, Bob Wheaton. The Lodge will be offering Eriksen’s favorite Marzipan cake, along with coffee and hot chocolate all complimentary, as well as a selection of additional food and beverage menu items available at Troll Hallen Lounge. Deer Valley Resort will be featuring Farikal, the national dish of Norway, grilled Lamb burger with Jarlsberg cheese, pickled herring and Norwegian gravlax, house made venison meatballs, Norwegian Goro, open-faced grilled venison, savory Dutch baby smoked salmon, pepperkaker, Norwegian ski king apple tart, smoked salmon filet, lamb, cabbage and sausage stew, Stein’s favorite Marzipan cake, Vaffler, fresh strawberry apple crepes and savory Dutch baby in their restaurants. Entertainment will include live music and guests are encouraged to wear Stein-inspired Norwegian attire while skiing on December 11 and during the plaque dedication.
“Stein was part of the Deer Valley family since the inception of the Resort and his presence on the mountain is profoundly missed,” said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager of Deer Valley Resort. “His influence in the ski industry and at this Resort was infinite and his legacy will live on here where he served as our Director of Skiing for more than 35 years.”
The name Stein Eriksen has been synonymous with skiing style and elegance for more than half a century. He was the first alpine skier to win triple gold at a world championship, was an Olympic Gold Medalist and an ambassador and father of freestyle skiing. Eriksen parlayed all that he knew and loved about the sport into an incredible career that spanned almost six decades and changed the face of alpine skiing worldwide. Eriksen’s inimitable style and captivating personality garnered him the attention of the news media and friendships of the Hollywood elite. His status was enhanced by his spectacular forward somersault, an aerial maneuver credited as the forerunner of the inverted aerials performed by freestyle skiers today. It is this legacy that will be celebrated annually at Stein Eriksen Day.
Please plan to join us as we toast a legend and reminsce on the moments and memories shared with a man who shaped the freestyle ski movement and paved the way for so many ski-hopefuls to follow.
To quote Stein, “Na har vi det godt igjen.”
For more information on the Stein Day celebration, please contact Jessica Turner at (435) 604-2793 or email@example.com or Senior Communications Manager for Deer Valley Resort, Emily Summers at (435) 645-6522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stein's Ranks 10th Best Ski Hotel in U.S. by USA Today
PARK CITY, Utah (November 25, 2016) – What makes an ideal ski hotel? Some might say a slope-side location with ski-in/ski-out service. Others would point to a serene spa for soothing sore muscles or a warming whirlpool with mountain views. USA Today 10Best asked a panel of skiing and snowboarding experts to nominate its favorite accommodations, and then asked readers to vote for their favorites. The results are in and Stein Eriksen Lodge placed among the top 10 best in the U.S.
Stein Eriksen Lodge is so pleased to rank among the best, again. This speaks highly of those who have experienced the Lodge, its exceptional services and outstanding amenities.
For a complete list of winners, please click here.
Chef Zane Holmquist to Cook for TODAY's Christmas Eve Show
PARK CITY, Utah (December 12th, 2016) – The highly acclaimed Zane Holmquist, Vice President of Food & Beverage & Corporate Chef at Stein Eriksen Lodge, will be a cooking guest for TODAY's Christmas Eve show. This marks the fifth consecutive year Holmquist has been invited to appear on the national morning show to demonstrate renowned menu items available for guests at Stein Eriksen Lodge, voted World's Best Ski Hotel.
During this year's in-studio segment airing Christmas Eve, Holmquist will showcase two festive, signature dishes from Stein Eriksen Lodge's award-winning Glitretind Restaurant: a Pimento Cheese Ball recipe served with Herb Crackers and a Cast Iron S’mores recipe.
“I love every opportunity to be a guest on TODAY,” said Holmquist. “It's such an honor to be welcomed back each year, and a great experience to share a portion of Stein Eriksen Lodge with millions of viewers.”
As Vice President of Food & Beverage, Holmquist consistently leads Stein Eriksen Lodge's talented food and beverage operations to new heights. Helping the Lodge's Glitretind Restaurant earn the coveted Forbes Four-Star award, Holmquist displays his culinary versatility through a variety of succulent dishes with an emphasis on local sourcing and organic products. Holmquist has been invited to showcase his fare at the renowned James Beard House and the Glitretind Restaurant has received the coveted Santé Award, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and DiRONA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award).
Zane donates countless hours to charity events each year. You will find him as the lead chef at both the Taste of the Wasatch and March of Dimes Signature Chef Gala. He serves on the board for 3 Squares, Inc., a nonprofit fighting hunger in Utah with food education and food access programs. Additionally, Holmquist has instituted an externship program at Stein's to develop younger chefs and encourage them to discover their own talents. He regularly hires externs from the Culinary Institute of America as well as local culinary programs to train in his kitchens. He has been a guest lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America and served as a member of the Salt Lake Community College’s Alumni Council. For more detailed information, images or recipes showcased on TODAY, or for information on Stein Eriksen Lodge's menu offerings, please contact Jessica Turner at (435) 604-2793 or email@example.com. Additional information about Stein Eriksen Lodge can be found at www.steinlodge.com.
Stein's Announces Star Wars-Themed Gingerbread House
PARK CITY, Utah (November 15, 2016) – As the hugely popular Star Wars craze continues, Stein Eriksen Lodge will bring a Star Wars-themed gingerbread house to its annual crowd-pleasing gingerbread display. The presentation will be showcased in the Mountain Lodge next to a towering, 32-foot, lavishly decorated tree to delight and awe guests this Christmas season. The public is invited to attend the annual tree lighting and reveal of the gingerbread display on Saturday, December 3rd, 2017.
Each holiday season for the past 15 years, Stein Eriksen Lodge guests and the general public anxiously await the unveiling of the elaborate gingerbread masterpieces created by the Executive Pastry Chef. The gingerbread display requires months of planning and preparation by a team of gingerbread specialists, all overseen by Chef Zane Holmquist, VP of Food & Beverage Operations, Corporate Chef. With assistance from both the engineering and culinary departments, the gingerbread display generally requires a staff of more than ten people, with at least three working on it at a time. This year's gingerbread house will be in the shape of a Star Wars AT-AT Walker with legs over seven feet tall and the main body just over four feet, making the full height of the display over 11 feet tall and 12 feet long. To create this display, the teams will use more than 50 pounds of molasses, 40 dozen eggs 250 pounds of sugar and 4 pounds of pure spices for the gingerbread alone!
“It is always fun to tie our gingerbread displays into something in pop culture that delights guests of all ages,” said Jeremy Garcia, Stein Eriksen Lodge's Executive Pastry Chef. “The holiday season is such a beautiful, magical time at the Lodge and these gingerbread displays are something guests look forward to seeing year after year.”
Past year's showpieces have included scenes from movies, such as Peanuts, Frozen, Despicable Me 2 and Harry Potter, and fanciful replicas, such as the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building.
For more information on Stein Eriksen Lodge's gingerbread display or the Lodge's holiday packages, dining menus and holiday images, contact Jessica Turner at 435.604.2793 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about Stein Eriksen Lodge is available at www.steinlodge.com.
Stein's Ranks Among Best in the West for Condé Nast 2016 Readers' Choice
PARK CITY, Utah (October 19, 2016) – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Stein Eriksen Lodge was recognized as the #7 "Top Resort in the West."
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” The Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers. Over 300,000 dedicated readers cast votes to determine the 1,402 best travel experiences in the world.
The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.
About Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history.
Stein Eriksen Lodge Announces: The Stein Collection
PARK CITY, Utah (September 6, 2016) – Legendary Stein Eriksen Lodge has announced the Stein Collection, a luxury collection of unique, independently owned hospitality destinations managed within the Stein Collection brand. Stein Collection currently consists of Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley, Stein Eriksen Residences, The Chateaux Deer Valley, The Residences at The Chateaux Deer Valley and Park Meadows Country Club, a private membership club.
Stein Collection, named after legendary skier Stein Eriksen, maintains the highest standards in every property, service and amenities, and upholds the “Stein Way” standards that Stein Eriksen embodied in both his skiing and professional career. Stein Eriksen was a pioneer in skiing, a world champion and an Olympian. His pursuit of the best was infused into the lodge that bears his name and is exemplified in how staff and guests interact. Stein desired to give his guests a memorable escape from everyday life—an opportunity to relax, enjoy the outdoors and reconnect with nature. That mission sets the standard for all properties within Stein Collection.
“When guests see the Stein Collection logo, it offers assurance of superior care and a legendary experience,” said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Collection. “Each member of the Collection offers enduring value and legendary experiences. We manage and support each of them with deeply instilled ethics of personalized service, unique amenities and attention to detail for which we have set the standard in our market. Each of our year-round properties deliver flawless attention to guests, members and owners.”
Stein Collection operates under the mantra of “Perfect, Legendary Experiences” as this is the ultimate objective for each of these unique properties. Stein Collection legendary offerings include:
Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley. Stein Eriksen Lodge welcomes guests to the “World’s Best Ski Hotel,” as awarded by the World Ski Awards. The 5-Star Lodge offers a unique, one-of-a-kind, ski-in/ski-out, luxury setting, in which exemplary service is at the forefront of the guest experience.
Stein Eriksen Residences. The newest addition to Stein Collection, Stein Eriksen Residences is Stein Eriksen Lodge re-envisioned and offers many of the traditions synonymous with its legendary namesake. A perfect blend of nature, amenities and impeccable mountain terrain, the Residences present an incomparable lifestyle for active individuals and families who prize an authentic, luxury, alpine living experience. Reflecting a quintessential modern luxury look and feel, the Residences offer top-tier condo and vacation home lodging components to Stein Collection.
The Chateaux Deer Valley. The Chateaux Deer Valley, located within steps of the world-renowned Deer Valley Resort, offers guests 4-Star lodging and exceptional service. With a ballroom that boasts Park City's largest indoor space, The Chateaux is an ideal setting for large groups and a luxury hotel for guests seeking adventure or relaxation.
The Residences at The Chateaux Deer Valley. Club ownership at The Residences enables you to own a premium Deer Valley ski home at a fractional price. The Club combines Deer Valley residential elegance with luxury hotel services and private amenities. Located steps from Deer Valley's Silver Lake Village and ski lifts, the spacious three- and four-bedroom Residences come complete with services and amenities no other vacation home can match.
Park Meadows Country Club. Nestled in an exclusive Park City neighborhood, this renowned Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and clubhouse is just minutes from Historic Main Street, area ski resorts and our lodging properties. As the only private, in-town golf and social club in Park City proper, and with an on-site swimming pool and fitness center, Park Meadows allows members to experience the best golf in Park City. Guests of Stein Eriksen Lodge, Stein Eriksen Residences, The Chateaux Deer Valley and owners of The Residences at The Chateaux Deer Valley now have exclusive access to the Park Meadows grounds and amenities during their stay.
For more information about Stein Collection or any of its managed properties, please contact Jessica Turner at (435) 604-2793 or email@example.com. Further information on Stein Collection is also available at www.steinlodge.com/SteinCollection.
About Stein Collection: Each independently owned and managed property within the Stein Collection sets the standard for authentic hospitality and remarkable service found only at our one-of-a-kind destinations. The Collection's winning heritage and personality is the natural extension of Olympic gold medalist downhill skier Stein Eriksen, and his legendary dedication to perfection. Year-round, consistent, award-winning service is delivered to guests and owners against the backdrop of world-renowned locations. The little touches, the celebrity treatment and the legendary care we put into each and every stay sets the Collection apart. Wherever you see the Stein Collection logo, you are putting a measure of perfection into your next escape. Stein Collection delivers perfect, legendary experiences.
The Lodge Receives the 2016 Utah Excellence Award
PARK CITY, Utah (August 30, 2016) – Stein Eriksen Lodge has been selected for the 2016 Utah Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the American Economic Institute (AEI).
Each year the AEI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. These companies are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Companies of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Utah is renowned for.
Stein Eriksen Lodge has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by AEI marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.
As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year long immersion in the business climate of Utah.
AEI is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing businesses of all sizes to be recognized locally and encouraged globally.
Particular emphasis is given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices. Industry leading standards and practices have been developed and implementation of the same has been pioneered by the dedicated efforts of the business community and commerce leadership.
More information on AEI can be found at www.aefgh.org.
Glitretind Earns 2016 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
PARK CITY, Utah (August 26, 2016) – Wine Spectator honors select restaurants and dining destinations each year with the illustrious Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence. Glitretind Restaurant at Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley was awarded this title again this year and recognized among the dining destinations that share a dedication to wine. Glitretind Restaurant has received the Award of Excellence every year since 2007.
Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. To qualify for an award, a wine list must present complete, accurate information, including vintages and appellations for all selections. Complete producer names and correct spellings are mandatory, and the overall presentation of the list is also considered. Lists that meet these requirements are judged for one of three awards.
The Best of Award of Excellence requires the wine lists, which typically offer over 350 selections, display excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation. These restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team.
For more information about Glitretind Restaurant, Troll Hallen Lounge or the Wine Cellar at Stein Eriksen Lodge, please visit our dining page. For more details about the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards, click here.
Stein's Among the Top 10 Best by USA Today's 2016 Readers' Choice Awards
PARK CITY, Utah (August 5, 2016) –Stein Eriksen Lodge ranked 7th 'Best Destination Resort' in the U.S. by 2016 Readers' Choice travel awards and sponsored by USA Today. The 10Best Readers' Choice Award contest allows four weeks of voting. Once voting closes, nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website. It is a great honor to be recognized among the best in the U.S. by Readers' Choice.
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Stein's Bloody Mary Named "Best Of" in Utah for 2016
PARK CITY, Utah (August 1, 2016) –Stein's famous Bloody Mary secures its place as Salt Lake Magazine's "Best Of" for 2016. Served daily in Troll Hallen Lounge and Glitretind Restaurant at Stein Eriksen Lodge, this signature concoction has garned ample attention from travel writers, out-of-state guests and locals alike. We keep this beverage on the menu year-round as it continues to be a favorite. Served virgin or with alcohol, it's one tasty and filling choice.
"With nearly all four major food groups covered, Stein Eriksen's Bloody Mary make a meal. Finlandia vodka, Absolut Pepper Vodka, Limoncello, Stein's housemade Bloody Mary mix, celery, olive, peperoncini, and bacon work together, delivering that signature complexity that keeps this cocktail at the top of our list."
For more information about the Stein Eriksen Lodge restaurant offerings, hours of operation and menu options, please check our Dining page. For more of Utah's "Best Of" for 2016 by Salt Lake Magazine, please read the full list here.
Stein Eriksen Lodge Caps Off Summer with Big Labor Day Weekend Festivities
PARK CITY, Utah (July 28, 2016) – Stein Eriksen Lodge is rounding out summer fun in the mountains by hosting Labor Day weekend festivities filled with lodging specials, pool parties, Deer Valley Resort group hikes, live music, contests and more. The weekend-long events are open to guests wanting to experience a luxury stay for the weekend while taking advantage of the lodge's Stay 2 and Get 3rd Night Free package. The Labor Day events run Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.
“Labor Day typically serves as the capstone to summer and is a beautiful holiday weekend to gather with friends and family in an idyllic mountain setting,” said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge. “Our Labor Day weekend festivities promise to send summer off in style.”
Saturday's scheduled activities include a morning group hike at Deer Valley Resort, a margarita bar and taco pool party, an evening BBQ buffet and live music. Sunday's lineup also includes a Deer Valley Resort morning group hike, as well as a holiday Sunday brunch at Glitretind Restaurant, hot dog grill pool party, afternoon beer tasting with a concert on the Lodge's lawn and an evening family-friendly outdoor movie with popcorn on the lawn. Monday wraps up the holiday with a special breakfast buffet at Glitretind Restaurant from 7-10 am.
Information and pricing for all Stein Eriksen Lodge Labor Day weekend special events is available at www.steinlodge.com/laborday. Guests can visit www.steinlodge.com or call (800) 453-1302 to book the Stay 2 and Get 3rd Night Free package. For more information about the Stein Eriksen Lodge and the Labor Day weekend events, please contact Jessica Turner at (435) 604-2793 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stein's Named Among the Top Wedding Venues in Utah
PARK CITY, Utah (July 18, 2016) – The secret's out - Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of the top wedding venues in Utah, as reported by The Venue Report. Of course, many already know this to be the case. Stein's has a long history of hosting majestic mountain weddings from smaller, more intimate affairs to large celebrations of up to 500 guests. Stein's pulls out all of the stops to ensure each wedding is truly unique and exceeds the bride's wildest thoughts for her special and important day. With the largest luxury ballroom in all of Park City and over 24,000 square feet of expansive indoor/outdoor venue space, the Lodge is well positioned to host all types of events. Located mid-mountain at the world-renowned Deer Valley Resort, the Lodge features panoramic mountain and resort views with private reception and deck space to ensure wedding party privacy from other resort activity. Spacious bridal suites and luxury guestrooms allow for the bridal party, family and guests to relax and thoroughly enjoy the full wedding experience leading up to, during and even following the big day.
"This Deer Valley ski chalet is one of the best winter wedding venues in Utah with its incredible snow-capped mountain views. Located in Park City, Stein Eriksen Lodge has 180 rooms and suites, multiple restaurants, an amazing spa and can accommodate 500 guests for a wedding."
For more information about hosting a wedding or other special event, please contact Kimberley Goldberg at (435) 645-6493 or email@example.com. To access the complete rankings by The Venue Report, please read the report here.
Ski Legend, Stein Eriksen, Receives Exhibit at Utah Olympic Park's Alf Engen Ski Museum
PARK CITY, Utah (July 14, 2016) – The Alf Engen Ski Museum, located inside the Utah Olympic Park will be unveiling an exhibit with artifacts loaned by Stein Eriksen’s son Bjorn Eriksen honoring the life of late ski legend on July 20th.
The new Stein Eriksen exhibit was made possible by Stein Eriksen Lodge and Deer Valley Resort, where Eriksen served as director of skiing since the Resort’s opening in 1981. As an integral part of the Stein Eriksen Lodge and Deer Valley® families, Eriksen's influence in the ski industry and the resort he called home left a lasting legacy. Eriksen, described by Ski History Magazine as “the most famous skier of his generation,” passed away December 27, 2015, at his Park City home at age 88.
“Stein Eriksen has been synonymous with skiing style and elegance for more than half a century,” said David Vandehei, chairman of the Alf Engen Ski Museum board of directors. “The first alpine skier to win triple gold at a world championship, an Olympic Gold Medalist and ambassador and father of freestyle skiing, Eriksen parlayed all that he knew and loved about the sport into an incredible career that spanned almost six decades and changed the face of alpine skiing worldwide. We are honored to feature him at the museum.”
Born December 11, 1927, Eriksen originally gained fame through competition at the 1952 Oslo Olympic Winter Games, where he took the gold and silver medals in the giant slalom and slalom events, respectively. Two years later he went on to win three gold medals at the World Championships in Âre, Sweden in 1954, making him the first alpine skier to win the world championship ‘triple gold.' Shortly thereafter, Eriksen’s inimitable style and captivating personality garnered him the attention of the news media and friendship of the Hollywood elite. His status was enhanced by his spectacular forward somersault, an aerial maneuver credited as the forerunner of the inverted aerials performed by freestyle skiers today.
A native of Norway, Eriksen lived in the United States for the last four decades. Prior to joining Deer Valley Resort, he was involved in the development of the Park City Mountain Resort, then Park City Ski Area. Among his numerous awards and honors, Eriksen was awarded the Knight First Class honor in 1997 by His Majesty the King of Norway as a reward for outstanding service in the interest of Norway, indicating his dedication to his home country. His contribution to the world of sports and his commitment to the people of his homeland also earned him the Royal Order of Merit. In recognition of his pioneering spirit and contribution to the early development of the ski industry, Stein received the Pioneer Award from the Intermountain Ski Areas Association (ISAA) in 1998. Eriksen was inducted in the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame in 2003. He served as an Olympic Ambassador at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, which took place at his home mountain of Deer Valley Resort and coincided with the 50th Anniversary of his Olympic medals.
Those interested in attending the private Stein Eriksen ceremony on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 should contact Connie Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (435) 658-4240. The Alf Engen Ski Museum is located at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. Additional information is also available at www.engenmuseum.org.
Stein's Brings Back 'Hops on the Hill' Summer Series
PARK CITY, Utah (July 7, 2016) – Craft beers and free concerts converge at Stein Eriksen Lodge this summer.
The award-winning destination at mid-mountain Deer Valley Resort is once again hosting Hops on the Hill, its summer series taking place every Tuesday night from July 12 through Aug. 16. Each evening begins with a craft-beer tasting at 5 p.m., featuring award-winning breweries from artisan brew masters, accompanied by Chef Zane’s mouthwatering food pairings. The live music kicks off at 6 p.m.
Chef Zane’s special beer and food pairing, held before each concert, costs $40 day of. Local breweries include Squatters and Park City Brewery, Red Rock Brewing and Epic Brewing Company, Uinta Brewing and Bonneville Brewery, 2 Row Brewing and Bohemian Brewery, and Wasatch Brewery and Proper Brewing Company. This summer’s bands feature Mister Sister, Gary Tada, Red Desert Ramblers, Fastback and Utah County Swillers.
Ten percent of the proceeds from food and drink sales go toward the Youth Sports Alliance, an organization dedicated to supporting and enabling youth to participate, learn, compete and excel in sports.
About Stein Eriksen Lodge
The World’s Best Ski Hotel and Forbes Five-Star Hotel, Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of America's premier resorts. One of the most accessible mountain destinations in North America and an official resort of Cadillac, the Lodge provides guests with the ultimate year-round luxury destination, offering world-class hospitality, accommodations, fine-dining, meeting facilities, spa services, recreation and luxury Cadillac car services. For more information, visit the Lodge’s website at www.steinlodge.com or call (800) 453-1302.
Stein Eriksen Lodge Hosts Amazing Soulstice Retreat
PARK CITY, Utah (January 25, 2016) – Stein Eriksen Lodge, the World’s Best Ski Hotel and Utah's only Forbes Five Star Hotel, is partnering with Albion Fit to offer Soulstice Retreat July 7-10, 2016. The unforgettable, four-day experience invites guests to relax, recharge, refocus and retreat at one of the country's most pristine and highly decorated mountain settings.
Soulstice guests will enjoy an array of unique health and fitness classes, creative workshops and recreation, all at their own pace and schedule. New York Times bestselling authors will be on hand to deliver inspiring lectures and Park City's world-renowned chefs, fitness instructors and musicians will craft exquisite cuisine, personalized fitness instruction, outdoor concerts and more.
“This classifies as a truly unique weekend retreat that recharges the body, mind and soul,” said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge. “Guests will enjoy three nights and four days of luxurious accommodations at one of the world's most prestigious resorts, daily distinctive meals and nutritious snacks prepared by our award-winning chef, plus incredible fitness classes and engaging workshops. It is a weekend not to be missed.”
Guests will start the retreat with a welcome basket worth $1500, brimming with top-of-the-line fitness and lifestyle accessories. Over the next several days, attendees will stretch and exercise under the watchful care of instructors and industry-leading professionals, who will be available around the clock to help set fitness goals and develop plans to achieve them. A few of the elite fitness activities guests can choose from include sunrise Vinyasa yoga atop a mountain overlook at 9,000 feet, stand-up paddleboard yoga in a geothermal spring crater, daily Pilates reformer classes, weightless aerial yoga, graceful barre classes and adrenaline-boosting trail runs.
Amid these uplifting fitness experiences, Soulstice will also offer a wide variety of intellectual and soulful workshops, providing experiences and memories that will last long after the retreat ends. Soulstice affords the opportunity to make new friends, learn healthy eating tips, take an oil-painting workshop, create your own salt scrub and understand how to use natural light from a professional photographer. If that weren't enough, during free time, guests can take hot air balloon rides over the Wasatch mountains, go horse-back riding on aspen-laden trails or get pampered even further at Stein Eriksen Lodge's acclaimed Forbes Five Star The Spa.
“With Soulstice, the time is yours to spend as you please,” said Olsen. “The entire Stein team, the Soulstice organizers and all those involved are dedicated to ensuring each guest has the experience of a lifetime.”
For additional information about Soulstice Retreat at Stein Eriksen Lodge, please contact Michael Unanue, Director of Group Sales for Stein Eriksen Lodge at (435) 615-0801 or email@example.com. Additional information about Stein Eriksen Lodge can be found at www.steinlodge.com.
New Spring Renewal Rates and Specials
PARK CITY, Utah (March 22, 2016) – Stein Eriksen Lodge and The Chateaux Deer Valley, two of Utah's premier mountain resort destinations, have announced new spring travel packages. The transition from winter to summer marks a tranquil, welcoming season that offers guests of the resorts a substantial savings, without compromising on the amenities, comforts and luxuries for which they are known.
“Our spring specials are designed for a renewing respite after a long winter,” said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge. “Guests relish in a calmer, less-crowded atmosphere and can let our exemplary level of service and luxurious accommodations and amenities rejuvenate their senses.”
Stein Eriksen Lodge Spring 2016 Package
While being spoiled with longer daylight and warmer spring skiing conditions, guests of Stein Eriksen Lodge can experience the World's Best Ski Package, starting at $1,195 a night. This package, which celebrates the resort being awarded World's Best Ski Hotel in 2014 & 2015, lets two adults enjoy Stein's lavish accommodations, daily gourmet buffet breakfast in Glitretind Restaurant, adult lift tickets to world-renowned Deer Valley Resort and two vouchers for the legendary Skier's Buffet or Sunday Brunch. Guests may customize their experience by selecting from an array of accommodations from deluxe bedrooms to suites. Creating a home-base for all your vacation adventures, the Lodge's suites include full kitchens, dining areas, spacious living rooms with fireplaces and private decks with hot tubs. Family-friendly amenities include a ski-in/ski-out locker room staffed by ski valet, ski rental and retail shops, Deer Valley Resort skier services desk, concierge desk, 24-hour room service, fine-dining in the Glitretind Restaurant, après ski in the Troll Hallen Lounge and complimentary property-wide wireless Internet.
To book the World's Best Ski Package, call (800) 453-1302.
*Rates starting at $1,195 nightly is based on deluxe guestroom accommodations and subject to change based on room category and travel dates. Black out dates may apply. Additional lift passes and rentals may be arranged at the time of booking. A two-night minimum is required and lift tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable two-day passes. Not available during holiday time periods. Subject to availability. May not be combined with any other promotion and is not available to groups. Normal deposit and cancellation policy applies.
The Chateaux Deer Valley Spring 2016 Package
Guests of The Chateaux Deer Valley can take advantage of a 20 percent discount with the Spring Break offer. Valid from March 4 through April 10, 2016, two adults will enjoy hotel accommodations and an incredible daily buffet breakfast. The Chateaux offers immediate access to world-renowned Deer Valley Resort, delectable Italian cuisine at Cena Ristorante, a full bar and lounge area to unwind and lively après ski from 3-5:30pm every day of the week. Ski equipment can also be conveniently rented and lift tickets purchased on-site.
To book the Spring Break Package, call (877) 288-2978.
*Nightly rate is based on deluxe guestroom accommodations through April 10, 2016. Rate is subject to change based on room category. Subject to availability. May not be combined with any other promotion and is not available to groups. Normal deposit and cancellation policy applies.
Guests can visit www.steinlodge.com or www.the-chateaux.com to see all package offerings and for further package details. For more information about either resort and spring season activities, please contact Jessica Turner at (435) 604-2793 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stein's Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
PARK CITY, Utah (February 2016) – Stein Eriksen Lodge today announced it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellent recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.
"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers," said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. "This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions."
The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
Stein Eriksen Lodge Earns the Forbes Five-Star Rating in 2016
PARK CITY, Utah (January 1, 2016) – It is a great honor to, once again, receive the Forbes Five-Star rating at Stein Eriksen Lodge. The resort prides itself on this rating each year and works diligently all year long to maintain the stringent standards to maintain this award.
Nestled mid-mountain at Utah's Deer Valley ski resort, the Scandinavian masterpiece Stein Eriksen Lodge has a magnificent alpine setting as one of its many attributes. The resort offers visitors unparalleled levels of service, and that's what makes it stand out among the many new luxury resorts that have opened nearby. Heated sidewalks and walkways keep you toasty, while the ski valet service takes care of all your needs on the slopes. The blazing fireplace and inviting ambience of the Troll Hallen Lounge make it a cozy spot for après-ski or light fare. Rooms are distinct, but all feature jetted tubs; suites have gourmet kitchens, stone fireplaces and master bedrooms.
Legendary Skier Stein Eriksen Passes Away
PARK CITY, Utah (December 27, 2015) – Stein Eriksen, the legendary alpine skier whose revolutionary technique and distinctive style made him a founder of modern skiing, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at his home in Park City, Utah surrounded by family. He was 88 years old.
As one of the most recognized names in the ski world, Stein Eriksen has been synonymous with skiing style and elegance for more than 60 years. The first alpine skier to win triple gold at a world championship, an Olympic Gold Medalist and ambassador and father of freestyle skiing, Stein Eriksen parlayed all that he knew and loved about the sport into an incredible career that spanned almost six decades and changed the face of alpine skiing worldwide.
The patriarch of elegant skiing, Eriksen successfully turned his passion for skiing into a lifetime career. His desire to develop an internationally-renowned luxury hotel, which now bears his name, is located mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort, where he served as Director of Skiing for more than 35 years.
“Stein has been an integral part of the Deer Valley family since the resort’s inception and his presence on the mountain will be profoundly missed,” said Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley president and general manager. “His influence in the ski industry and at this resort was infinite and his legacy will always be a fundamental aspect of Deer Valley. He was a true inspiration and we are honored to have had him as a part of the Deer Valley family.”
Commenting on Eriksen’s legacy, Dennis Suskind, President of Stein Eriksen Lodge, noted, “Stein Eriksen was the vision behind the development of the Lodge that carries his name. His celebrity charisma created a special ambiance whether within the Lodge, our restaurant or out on the mountain, that was warm and inviting. He was a real friend and will be missed.”
Born December 11, 1927, Eriksen originally gained fame through competition at the 1952 Oslo Olympic Winter Games, where he took the gold and silver medals in the giant slalom and slalom events, respectively. Two years later he went on to win three gold medals at the World Championships in Åre, Sweden in 1954, making him the first alpine skier to win the world championship ‘triple gold.' Shortly thereafter, Eriksen’s inimitable style and captivating personality garnered him the attention of the news media and friendship of the Hollywood elite. His status was enhanced by his spectacular forward somersault, an aerial maneuver credited as the forerunner of the inverted aerials performed by freestyle skiers today.
A native of Norway, Eriksen lived in the United States for the last six decades. Prior to joining Deer Valley Resort, he was involved in the development of the then Park City Ski Area, now Park City Mountain. Before Park City, Stein spent four years as director of skiing and ski school director at Snowmass, Colorado, and four years as ski school director at Sugarbush, Vermont. He also served as ski school director and owned his own sport shop in Aspen, Colorado. From 1956 to 1958, he was ski school director for Heavenly Valley, California, having previously served in the same position at Boyne Mountain, Michigan from 1954 to 1956.
Among his numerous awards and honors, Eriksen was awarded the Knight First Class honor in 1997 by His Majesty the King of Norway as a reward for outstanding service in the interest of Norway, indicating his dedication to his home country. His contribution to the world of sports and his commitment to the people of his homeland also earned him the Royal Order of Merit. In recognition of his pioneering spirit and contribution to the early development of the ski industry, Stein received the Pioneer Award from the Intermountain Ski Areas Association (ISAA) in 1998. Eriksen served as an Olympic Ambassador at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, during which some events took place at his home mountain of Deer Valley Resort and coincided with the 50th anniversary of his Olympic medals. Eriksen was inducted into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Hall of Fame in 2013. In April of 2015, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Utah Sports Commission. Eriksen was also awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism by World Ski Awards in 2015.
Stein was frequently sought out by the thousands of skiers to which he taught the sport and was always happy to stop for a visit and a photo. He took great pride and joy in his past students and guests and making them feel special. In addition to his numerous accomplishments and awards, Stein will be remembered for his charisma, kindness and approachable nature.
Eriksen is survived by his wife of 35 years, Francoise, son Bjorn, three daughters, Julianna, Ava and Anja and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Stein Jr.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Stein Eriksen Youth Sports Opportunity Endowment. A private memorial will be held for family followed by a celebration of Stein’s life, details of which will be forthcoming.
Out of respect for the family at this difficult time, please address all inquiries for further information or interviews to either Coleen Reardon or Emily Summers at Deer Valley Resort.
Park Meadows Management Agreement
PARK CITY, Utah (April 17, 2015) – Stein Eriksen Lodge Management Corp and Park Meadows Country Club announced today that they have entered into an agreement for Stein Eriksen Lodge Management Corp. to manage Park Meadows Country Club, Park City's only in-town, private golf and social club. This relationship will join two of Park City’s legendary properties, known for the highest levels of service, best locations and the industry leaders in their respected categories. As a member-owned club, Park Meadows is a renowned Jack Nicklaus-designed, championship golf course and year-round country club. As experts in world-class hospitality, Stein Eriksen Lodge Management Corp currently oversees the legendary Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley, Utah's only Forbes 5- Star hotel and spa, AAA 5-Diamond hotel and World's Best Ski Hotel; The Chateaux Deer Valley, a Forbes 4-Star hotel, AAA 4-Diamond hotel; and the Stein Eriksen Residences; a luxury 14-home and 40 condominium residence development at Deer Valley Resort; one of the most successful new developments in Park City scheduled to open in the fall of 2016.
“Stein Eriksen Lodge Management Corp. is thrilled to enter into a management agreement with Park Meadows Country Club and take on this new venture,” said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge Management Corp. “Park Meadows is a stunning Jack Nicklaus-designed course, where legends play, which will join with Stein Eriksen Lodge, where legends ski. We welcome the opportunity to associate the Stein Eriksen name with such a reputable, full-service private country club. The Stein Eriksen name carries with it a promise of legendary service. The transition will be seamless in providing Park Meadows and its members the utmost level of golf and food & beverage experiences they have come to expect.”
Located just minutes from Park City's historic Main Street and ten minutes from Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park Meadows Country Club has been rated Utah's best private golf course by Salt Lake Magazine. In addition to the superior, 18-hole golf course Park Meadows Country Club boasts a professionally staffed pro shop, expansive driving range and practice areas, yearround indoor practice facility with golf simulator, clinics and instructions for all ages, fully equipped fitness facility, locker rooms and a staffed outdoor swimming complex. The Country Club is known for its breathtaking views and offers fine dining with both a casual outdoor setting and an elegant indoor dining room and bar for members and guests. In the winter, the Country Club also features groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails and hosts Tuesday Bluesday and Black Thursday ski groups.
“Having an affiliation with the world-renowned, legendary brand of Stein Eriksen Lodge will be an incredible benefit to our current and future members,” said Steve Roney, president of the Park Meadows Country Club Board of Directors. “This relationship provides services, benefits, and amenities not currently available in the market place and is creating a true FiveStar year round experience for our members.”
With the new relationship with Stein Eriksen Lodge Management Corp, Park Meadows Country Club members will have the exclusive opportunity to take advantage of the Stein Eriksen operated facilities and Five-Star Stein Eriksen Lodge & Spa. Hotel guests will have the opportunity to experience Park City’s premier private country club during their stay at a Stein Eriksen Lodge Management Corp. property. In addition, those interested in membership will have the opportunity to join one of the community’s most well-respected Country Clubs.
“Park Meadows members enjoy an enhanced mountain town lifestyle, which is always something Stein Eriksen has taken great pride in offering its guests,” said Olsen. “Whether golfers or not, couples, families and individuals will continue to benefit from extraordinary service and a heightened quality of life at Park Meadows Country Club.”