1st photo: Kettler Thomas, @Ketler_ 2nd photo: Eric Sales, @esalesski 3rd photo: Lance Koudele
Are you looking to check off a bucket list experience on your next visit to Stein Eriksen Lodge? Look no further than Powderbird heliskiing. Accessing over 170,000 acres of skiable terrain throughout the beautiful Wasatch, Powderbird, and their knowledgeable and skilled guides are ready to take you on some of the best runs of your life right here in Utah. A convenient shuttle will take you directly from the Lodge to Powderbird's Park City heliport ensuring a seamless start to your perfect day.
History and Location
Powderbird first opened in 1973, operating as Wasatch Powderbird Guides, in the dirt parking lot of Alta Ski Resort. Today, they run out of two base facilities, one in Little Cottonwood Canyon at the base of Snowbird Resort and one near Historic Park City. Their location here in Park City offers guests complimentary breakfast, lunch, and beverages as well as a retail store where you can purchase Smith Goggles, Hestra Gloves, The North Face clothing, and other gear for your day of skiing in the backcountry.
Utah, home to “The Greatest Snow on Earth,” is famous for its fluffy and bottomless powder. This is all thanks to lake effect storms. With their ability to access an incredible amount of terrain, Powderbird can get you on fresh and deep runs during your flights. If your trip happens to coincide with one of these storms and the helicopters aren’t able to fly, Powderbird offers Storm Day programs, including cat skiing and resort tickets, to still get you out on the slopes.
Aside from untracked runs in beautiful, remote locations, one of the most exciting aspects of heliskiing is the ride in the helicopter. Powderbird flies A-Star helicopters feature a special seating configuration to ensure you have spectacular panoramic views throughout each flight. The helicopters are specifically suited for winter mountain flying and are always paired with an experienced mountain pilot. Not only will you have the chance to see unmatched bird’s-eye views of the mountains and your upcoming runs, but the helicopters are fast. Their speed allows you to ski thousands of vertical feet in a single day.
Commitment to Safety
As the company has grown over the years, their commitment to safety has remained consistent and at the forefront of their business operation. All guests receive avalanche safety equipment including an airbag pack, beacon, shovel, and probe provided by Powderbird's partner, Backcountry Access. You will also be trained in the basics of avalanche safety and how to use this equipment before you take off for your first flight of the day.
Who Can Join
You don’t have to be an expert skier or rider to join in on a day of heliskiing. All you need is an adequate skill set and fitness level. Before you arrive, the team at Powderbird will chat with you about your abilities, skill levels, and what you are hoping to get out of the experience to choose the appropriate terrain for you to have an incredible day with the best skiing they can find.
If you have always wanted to experience heliskiing for yourself, reach out to a member of our knowledgeable and friendly Concierge team. They can answer any and all of your questions and book you a day of helicopter skiing with Powderbird.
This weekend for Valentine’s Day, treat you and your love at Stein Eriksen Lodge, your romantic escape in the mountains of Park City. From sparkling snow-laden walkways to steamy hot tubs for two, we have every dreamy detail of your retreat covered. Embrace every opportunity to treat you and your special someone this Valentine’s Day weekend here at Stein Eriksen Lodge.
Surprise your love with a luxurious alpine-styled bedroom or indulgent suite. Each room at the Lodge features specially selected fabrics and finishes offering you a beautiful and unique atmosphere no matter your room type. To make your night in our luxury accommodations even more special, consider bringing along your partner’s favorite scented bath oil or bubbles, as all rooms feature jetted bathtubs with separate shower, luxurious Molton Brown of London bath products, and plush robes and slippers. For an even more glamorous experience, book one of our Lodge Luxury Suites and enjoy your own private deck and hot tub.
Rose Petal Turndowns
We can arrange for you to receive our most romantic turndown service. Upon arrival, your room will be graciously decorated with scented candles and a shower of rose petals to create the perfect romantic ambiance for you and your sweetie. You can even add our house-made chocolates for an even more decadent touch or have your room pre-stocked with a favorite wine or food items.
Romantic Room Service
From champagne and chocolate to her (or his!) favorite bottle of wine with an idyllic dessert, we feature an impressive array of personalized in-room delivery options. Specialty cakes and custom-ordered treats ready to surprise that certain someone are all on the menu at the Lodge. Our professional and friendly team will deliver your treats and goodies directly to your room so you can spend the evening, just the two of you.
For a night out to indulge in award-winning cuisine, head to any of our Stein Collection restaurants to treat your special someone to decadent dining. Our award-winning Glitretind Restaurant offers breathtaking views of Deer Valley along with a carefully curated menu perfect for spoiling that special someone. Troll Hallen invites you to settle in amid warm woods and rich interiors as you indulge in equally satisfying fare in this warm and welcoming ambiance. Plan a private wine tasting for two, or take a short trip to our sister property, Stein Eriksen Residences, to partake in the incredible gourmet offerings of The 7-8-8-0 Club. You’re guaranteed to have a meal as memorable as the company you share it with.
Nothing could be more relaxing than spending time together being personally pampered at Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star Spa. Start or end your session in our inviting couples’ relaxation room, where you can enjoy complimentary chocolates, hot teas or flavored water. Then book an hour – or a full day – of soothing spa services. The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge features couples massage spaces with private shower and bathtub, hot and cold plunge pools, sauna, steam room, and select specialty offerings including Vichy wet treatment rooms.
Snuggle up to your valentine on the chairlift at Deer Valley Resort or on the bench of a horse drawn sleigh as the two of you watch a winter wonderland pass by. These one-of-a-kind winter adventures will create memories that will linger through the years. Stein Eriksen Lodge is a true ski-out/ski-in property allowing you to hit the slopes directly from the Lodge. Additionally, the sleighs leave directly from our property making it easy to indulge in this romantic activity.
Have something particular in mind for your Valentine’s celebration that you don’t see on our list? Reach out to our knowledgeable concierge team at Stein Eriksen Lodge. Give us a call at (435) 645-6460 and allow us to help you plan something truly special. Our goal is to customize your time with us to ensure the ultimate romantic escape for you and your special someone this Valentine’s Day weekend.
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