The perfect day of Deer Valley corduroy slopes must end, but when the lifts close, it’s time to après! Just when you think you are underdressed for après at Troll Hallen at Stein Eriksen Lodge, think again. Come as you are, still in your ski gear, your lounge wear and it has even been said that some après in their robes and slippers. Troll Hallen is nestled amongst the impressive grand lobby and lounge area at Stein Eriksen Lodge and all are welcome to enjoy après delights, a craft cocktail and live music daily.
Relax into the large leather chairs and enjoy the ambiance while being warmly welcomed by the friendly and knowledgeable staff that Stein Eriksen Lodge is known for. With a wonderful array of après choices boasting traditional Scandinavian flavors including cured meats, cheeses and Swedish meatballs to old world favorites like Swiss Raclette and a spin on French onion dip.
At the top of the menu is their signature fondues. The Stein’s Fondue, a classic European style with Gruyere and Emmenthaler cheeses and an undertone of Kirsch served with broccoli, potatoes and chunks of locally made Volker’s bread. If you happen to have a more “American” palate, try the white cheddar and stout fondue, a bold pairing of sharp cheddar and Guinness.
A full bar, signature cocktails and wines are available to wet your whistle after a long day of play. If you are having a hard time choosing what to pair with your late afternoon snacks, ask the well-informed staff. We inquired what to pair with the two fondues. For the Stein’s Fondue, try a Red Rock Brewery Frolich Pils if you are a beer connoisseur. The Hewitson LuLu Sauvignon Blanc from Australia is a light and refreshing wine selection. For the cheddar and stout fondue, the recommendation was a local IPA like Squatters Hops Rising Double IPA or Red Rock Elephino Double IPA. A great wine pairing would be something a bit rounder with acidity like the Château Recougne Bordeaux Blanc from France or Domaine Talmard Chardonnay from France.
For those of you with a sweet tooth after a day on the slopes, go ahead and dive into the chocolate fondue paired with fruits, cheesecake bites and housemade marshmallows. All three fondues feed up to 4 hungry people, and don’t be shy, if you need a spoon, ask and they will deliver.
Après runs from 3pm-5:30pm with live, local music daily. From 5:30pm-6pm enjoy craft cocktails, wine and beer as the kitchen prepares for their amazing dinner service in Glitretind Restaurant. There are no reservations for après, so we recommend coming as you are early to get the best seats by the big windows to watch the sun set over the mountains.
MEGHAN DE BRUIJN, Dishing Park City Marketing Coordinator
Eat, ride, sleep, rinse, repeat. That is Meghan's motto. If you don't spy her at a local Park City restaurant photographing, eating then blogging about an amazing local eatery, you will find her horsing around with her little Mustang pony Napoleon and black lab Dakota. A 30 year local, Meghan loves to follow the ever-evolving epicurean culture of Park City and the surrounding areas.
Stein Eriksen, Norwegian alpine ski racer and six-time Olympic medalist, is hailed as the father of modern downhill skiing.
“Recognized as the Father of Freestyle, Stein Eriksen was a handsome, stylish, and charismatic figure.”
The title plate at The Alf Engen Ski Museum at Utah Olympic Park introduces the beloved legend, champion, and namesake of our property. The museum exhibit celebrates Stein’s legacy and was originally intended to be a temporary display, but visitors adored both the man and the exhibit so much, the museum has decided to keep it and expand on the popular display.
Executive Director, Connnie Nelson, described how fortunate she and the rest of the exhibit committee feel to permanently honor Stein’s legacy in the Olympic museum.
“Everyone has a story [about Stein] and I feel so honored to have his legacy in our museum. I think the thing about Stein that is so interesting is he, like Alf [Engen], was a friend to everyone. He took the time to stop what he was doing. Stein was so cordial and made everyone feel like they were the most important person in the room. That’s quite a gift. And his interest in skiing and getting people excited about skiing - he was a teacher as well as a role model for young people, and also an Olympian. That’s pretty incredible.”
On July 20th 2016, the museum had a special unveiling ceremony of the Stein Eriksen exhibit. They anticipated about fifty people, but the attendance more than doubled their expectations. “We kept looking at each other and going, ‘This is amazing ; Stein is such a part of everyone’s life,’” Connie recalls.
Connie described how she enjoys visiting with guests as they explore the museum. She’s found that over the years, a remarkable number of people have stopped at his exhibit and reflected on their own special memory of an interaction or a time that Stein personally made their day. Connie described one particular instance in which an older lady in a walker was admiring the exhibit. Connie asked, as she often does, if this lady knew him. The lady looked up with a playful grin and replied, “No, I never met him, but I remember him. I remember watching him ski, and he’s hot!”
In addition to the exhibit at the museum, Stein is also featured in The Will and Jean Pickett Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame and The Professional Ski Instructors of America Intermountain Hall of Fame.
Connie concluded her interview with, “He’s part of us. He’s an incredible ski pioneer who has affected and influenced so many people in a positive way, so we want to continue his legacy in a permanent way.”
The Alf Engen Ski Museum is located at The Utah Olympic Park and is open daily from 9am-6pm. Come experience the Stein Eriksen exhibit as well as all the beautiful displays that pay tribute to our town and the heroes that make it so special.
A day of skiing is the main reason people come to Park City in the winter. But sometimes you need to change it up —sometimes your toes need a break from your boots. Here are a few ways to stay active on and off the mountain. After all, off-mountain doesn't have to mean off-action.
Stein Eriksen Lodge was designed around mountain style and class. Mere steps from the Sterling Express chairlift at Deer Valley Resort, The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge offers a luxurious heated outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a beautiful Verdandi Wellness Studio with complimentary daily fitness classes for guests.
Morning Mountain Vinyasa, Refine and Align, Core and More, Advanced Yoga, and Stein Barre are common fitness classes offered to increase strength, improve balance, and advance the performance of your body. You can also use the onsite gym equipment or get a personal training session with one of our instructors. The outdoor heated pool is perfect for swimming and the hot tub is ideal for a soak when it’s snowing.
If you're looking for something active off-mountain and off property, you might consider cross-country skiing or even snow shoeing. Either option offers a great cardio workout amid our gorgeous alpine setting. Our Concierge team can help schedule offsite activities into your itinerary. (435) 645-6460
The town of Park City offers special activities to schedule into your trip so it's packed with action and adventure. We hope you consider these enjoyable alternative fitness options when planning your next trip to Stein Eriksen Lodge. Stay active and have fun!
[Excerpt from "Ways To Stay Active After Last Chair" by Active Alyssa for Ski Utah." Read the original post here.]
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