Park City’s secret is out. This world-class ski town has blossomed into the ultimate year-round mecca of arts, culture, and of course, outdoor adventure.
Escape the heat this summer, and experience this alpine oasis for yourself.
Here are just a few of our favorite ways to get outside and enjoy Utah's natural beauty:
World-Class Hiking & Mountain Biking
Hiking is a favorite family-friendly activity in Park City. With over 400 miles of marked, maintained hiking trails, every hiker will find a trail perfectly suited to their pace and ability. If you’re looking for some suggestions, The Deer Valley Resort Director of Mountain Operations shared all his favorite hiking and biking spots here. Additionally, we are currently offering a Hike, Bike, & Play Package that makes planning your mountain retreat even easier.
Prestigious Golf Access
Our partnership with Promontory Golf Club offers guests the unique opportunity to experience the Pete Dye Canyon Course, an exemplary championship course designed to challenge and impress. If you’re looking to spend more time on the greens, check out our Stay & Play Golf Package. Our concierge will happily book tee times for you.
Experience the freedom and tranquility of riding ATVs through the untouched beauty of alpine valleys and meadows. Sign up for a tour with an expert guide or venture out on your own for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Be sure to slow down every once in a while to take in the expansive views. Our team can help set up the ultimate ATV rentals and rides. Let us know how we can help!
Scenic Horseback Riding
Depart from the Lodge’s backyard and enjoy a leisurely ride along sweeping mountain vistas and lush forested trails at Deer Valley Resort. Our concierge is happy to schedule your trip. Choose between an easy one to two-hour ride or settle into the saddle for a four-hour journey!
The Utah Olympic Park offers a variety of family-friendly rides, ropes-courses, museums, and tours for everyone to enjoy. Thrill-seekers will love the extreme rides, like speeding down the actual bobsled track used during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Bring the whole family along for a day of Olympic fun.
Sometimes the simplest moments foster the best memories. Soak up the sunshine at our heated outdoor pool. Splash around with the kids or lounge with your favorite book on the pool deck.
The list goes on and on. In addition to the activities we already listed, visitors and locals alike can enjoy hot air balloon rides, fly fishing, boating, river rafting, paddle-boarding, and so much more. Park City offers endless options for outdoor fun and adventure.
To take advantage of all Park City has to offer, now is a great time to check out our Summer Activity Package. As always, our concierge is knowledgeable and happy to help plan your customized stay. (435) 645-6460
There really is something for everyone here in beautiful Park City, Utah.
We have always prided ourselves on offering our guests the very best. From service to amenities, we sincerely hope every aspect of your stay is flawless. We encourage our visitors to explore the Park City community, but cannot guarantee the same level of service off-property. For this reason, we partner with the best. To offer you a premier golf experience, we have partnered with Promontory Club- named by Golf Inc. Magazine the “Golf Development of the Year.”
Our guests are granted access to the private Pete Dye Canyon Course, an exemplary championship course designed to challenge and impress. Pete Dye took advantage of the rugged terrain of Promontory’s hills and canyons to create a course that rewards accuracy.
This exquisite course offers six varying tee box options, allowing beginners and professionals alike to enjoy a rewarding round of golf. Through our partnership, Stein Eriksen Lodge guests can enjoy the following (based on availability):
- Afternoon tee times with a forecaddie on a weekly basis during the golf season
- Complimentary access to the driving range 7 days per week
- Access to golf lessons
- Day use access to lockers
Additionally, we offer a special Stay & Play Golf Package, which includes two 18-hole rounds of golf and a cart.
For more information, our concierge is happy to personally book your afternoon tee time or answer any additional questions you may have. 435-645-6460
Panoramic mountain views, flawless greens, and personalized service make this elegant course our preferred choice.
Playful aspen leaves dance in a gentle summer breeze, as if moved by the sweet musical stylings of homegrown musicians. The Sixth Annual Hops on the Hill has returned for another seven week series of local craft beer tasting, savory food pairings, and free concerts.
This local event is held every Tuesday at Stein Eriksen Lodge. Inspired by the Olympic legend and his Norwegian heritage, the traditional ski lodge was the very first property erected in Deer Valley, and has since remained an iconic treasure.
Visitors flock to Deer Valley each year for destination weddings and legendary mountain vacations, but Hops on the Hill feels more like a tribute to locals. The tranquil ambiance is elegant yet laid back. Kids play in the grass, while old friends come together to spend carefree summer nights on the deck.
Stein Collection Corporate Chef and Vice President of Food and Beverage Operations, Zane Holmquist, carefully crafts fine small bites to pair with each brewery’s unique ales, lagers, stouts, and malts. You can find him on the deck chatting with attendees and personally serving his taste creations. Many are surprised to find a chef of his stature on the deck serving, but Hops on the Hill is special. Chef Zane describes it as an opportunity to experience “the more casual side of Stein.”
Each week, the event features two local breweries. The passionate brewers take pride in sharing their craft. They are happy to describe the complexities of flavor found in each distinct beer. Combined with Stein Eriksen Lodge’s award-winning pairings, the evening offers a unique opportunity to indulge in a variety of taste sensations.
Guests seeking a more casual dining experience are encouraged to come relax on the lawn, enjoy the free concert, and order from the à la carte grill and bar. Chef Zane welcomes everyone to “Bring the neighbors, the friends, the kids, and have a great time!” There is truly something for everyone. Bring your friends and family to partake in this favorite summer series!
For a full list of local breweries and bands each week, click here.
This event does sell out, so be sure to make an early reservation: 435-645-6455
It’s time to grab the sunscreen and your favorite red, white, and blue t-shirt because this Wednesday is the Fourth of July! Park City’s vibrant, festive community loves celebrating almost as much as we love the outdoors. Why not enjoy both this holiday?
Join us this Independence Day, from 5-8pm, for our annual Fourth of July Barbecue. This extravagant spread features an array of classic barbecue favorites, from cheeseburgers to brisket, as well as a selection of pasta salads, a watermelon station, BBQ beans, mac and cheese, corn on the cob, a grand dessert display, and more.
Extend your Fourth of July celebrations into the weekend with our special Summer Activity Package, allowing you to stay mid-mountain Deer Valley and enjoy a $200 resort credit for spa, dining, and summer activities.
Here are some of our favorite local area activities to explore:
World-Class Mountain Biking: Explore nearly 70 miles of chairlift accessible trails that challenge beginners and experts alike
● Stein Eriksen Lodge is slopeside to Deer Valley Resort, with bike-in/bike-out access to all these world-class trails
Hot Air Balloon Rides: Experience Park City from new heights, taking in the beautiful alpine vistas and valleys from above
● Preferred vendor: Park City Balloon Adventures
Fly Fishing: Enjoy a fly fishing tour in Park City’s blue-ribbon streams with a professional and passionate guide along the vibrant Provo River. Even beginners will enjoy this activity!
● Preferred vendor: Wasatch Guide Services
Horseback Rides: The perfect way to explore Park City’s backcountry hills and mountainous terrain.
● Vendor: Boulder Mountain Ranch
ATV Rides: Adventure through Utah’s stunning natural beauty in a guided tour or rent your own ATV to explore your way through the majestic mountains and lush summer landscapes.
● Preferred vendors: North Forty Escapes and Wasatch Excursions
Utah Olympic Park: Take an unforgettable ride down the 2002 Winter Olympics bobsled track, climb across the adventure ropes courses, jump off the 65-foot drop tower, or explore the Alf Engen Museum. This is a must for thrill seekers and history buffs alike!
Simply make a reservation with our Summer Activity Package for 2 or more nights (Sun-Thu) or 3+ nights (if arriving Fri/Sat) and receive a $200 resort credit to use onsite or on local area summer activities during your stay.
Your $200 resort credit is good towards:
● Onsite dining at Stein Eriksen Lodge’s famous Glitretind Restaurant, The Chateaux’s family-friendly Cena Ristorante & Lounge, the elegant 7-8-8-0 Club at Stein Eriksen Residences, or Spa services at Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge.
● Onsite mountain bike rentals from Stein Eriksen Sport
● Local area summer activities booked through our onsite concierge
If the Fourth of July is too soon for your next adventure, that’s okay too! We’re offering our Summer Activity Package through the end of August.
Our Concierge team is informed on all Park City activities and events. We love helping plan your trip and make the most of your time in Park City. You can easily book your summer vacation here, then contact our Concierge directly at (435) 645-6460 to plan your activities.
Enjoy the ultimate Fourth of July with luxury lodging, award-winning dining, and your favorite outdoor recreation.
Today marks the first day of summer, which means Deer Valley Resort summer operations are in full swing! We had the opportunity to chat with Deer Valley Resort Director of Mountain Operations, Steve Graff, for the inside scoop on hiking and biking in beautiful Deer Valley this summer season.
Steve has served at Deer Valley Resort for the past 25 years.
“So obviously, I love it!” he declared.
“It is the connectedness and sense of family that brings people back, employees and guests. It is the pride of what we do and who we are. I love working here. The people from the top down are all very approachable, and we all have the same goal in mind, to give the people who come here the best experience that we possibly can.”
Park City attracts visitors from around the world to experience the renowned hiking and biking opportunities. According to the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), Park City was the very first Gold-Level Ride Center, meaning our community is truly a world-class mountain biking destination.
The Deer Valley trail maintenance team is currently hard at work constructing a brand new flow trail on Bald Eagle Mountain. Steve explained the difference between flow trails and traditional mountain biking.
Mountain biking has evolved over the years. Traditional mountain biking is considered “technical” and it is characterized by narrower trails and switchbacks. Riders navigate more natural elements like roots and rocks embedded in these trails. The new flow trails are shaped with large machinery. They are characterized by a more consistent smooth surface and large berm turns.
“The turns are big and banked, a different type of riding, and a lot of fun! They are incredibly popular. Tidal Wave feels like a dirt roller coaster.”
Tidal Wave is one of three flow trails at Deer Valley Resort, located on Bald Eagle Mountain. They are currently constructing a fourth. This fourth trail will mark the development of four flow trails developed over the course of four years.
“As it’s being completed and parts of [the new flow trail] become available, we’ll open it up over the course of the summer. It will be a really fun addition on our lower mountain.”
With the proximity to lift service and the high speeds generated on these steeper trails, most of the mountain biking on Bald Eagle Mountain is designated as downhill only.
Here’s a breakdown of the difficulty levels of the four flow trails:
“Overall, if you are looking for a lift-served, downhill experience, Bald Mountain is definitely where you want to be, off of the Sterling Chairlift. I would recommend starting out with Holy Roller. If you feel comfortable after that, then I would move to Nail Driver, which is a mix of flow and technical. It has elements of new school flow trails and also elements of traditional mountain biking. And then, you could work your way to the advanced intermediate trail,Tidal Wave. You keep working through that progression until you get up to Tsunami or Fire Swamp.”
If you prefer a more traditional mountain biking experience, Deer Valley Resort has a series of first-class interconnected trails to choose from.
“If you're into a more lift-served cross country experience, so more traditional mountain biking at a gentler pace, without all the climbing, you can take the chairlift up. I would recommend trails like Deer Camp, which is incredibly beautiful, Flagstaff Loop, Boulder, Tour de Suds, mainly on Flagstaff Mountain. Because you’re using the chairlfit, there’s never more than a hundred feet or so of climbing at a time, creating more of a cross country experience, kind of rolling up and down with some pedaling.”
The Flagstaff Mountain trails are generally not as steep or fast as those on Bald Mountain, so most of them, including Flagstaff Loop, Boulder, and Tour De Suds, are all multi-use and multi-directional. Hikers and bikers alike can enjoy these trails in either direction.
“We are trying to create good experiences for everyone. Hikers and bikers can co-exist on the trails that tend to meander more.”
There are plenty of multi-directional trails to choose from, as well as four hiking only trails- Sultan, Silverlake Trail, Ontario Canyon, and Red Cloud.
“There are a lot of options. My personal favorite is Silverlake. It is steep, just over two miles long, and gains 14 hundred feet in elevation. I love it because it starts at Silverlake, and it wraps around Bald Mountain to the East. It has pine forest, open meadows with amazing views of the Uintas and Jordanelle, woods, and the last half is exposed on the back side of the mountain with great views of Wasatch Mountain State Park and Timpanogos. Then, when you summit at the top of Bald Mountain, you can enjoy a complimentary lift ride down on Sterling.”
All the Deer Valley Resort trails are free and open to the public. Even the new high-speed downhill flow trails are free. Bikers would just need to ride up on a multi-directional Flagstaff trail, then cross over to descend Bald Mountain trails.
For those staying here at Stein Eriksen Lodge looking for a fun, easy hike, Steve suggested a multi-trail hike that begins right in our backyard!
The whole loop is approximately four miles, but only about 900 feet of elevation gain over the course of the whole hike.
Whether you’re a professional mountain biker eager to take on more advanced trails, a beginner excited to experience a new sport, or a hiker seeking the best views, Deer Valley Resort has something for everyone.
For more information on the trail systems, mountain biking lessons, hiking trail guides, and more, visit the Deer Valley Resort website here.
As always, our Concierge is happy to help plan your next adventure: 435-645-6460
Additionally our Stein Eriksen Sport team is knowledgeable and fully equipped to outfit you in the latest gear: 435-658-0680
Get out there and experience all Deer Valley has to offer this beautiful summer season!