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 and 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.
A complete list of winners can be found at the following web address: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-destination-resort/
10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site's uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields - and their cities - but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. In 2012, 10Best.com averaged more than 700,000 monthly unique visitors generating approximately 28 million page views. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.
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.”