In honor of our 35th winter season just wrapping up, we’re reflecting on the impactful moments and historic events that have built the iconic legacy of Stein Eriksen Lodge.
1927- On December 11th, a legend is born. Marius and Brigit Eriksen welcomes a baby boy in Oslo, Norway. They name him Stein.
1949- At just 22 years old, Stein is Norway’s Slalom Champion.
1950- World Championships in Aspen, Colorado- Stein wins the bronze medal.
1952- Winter Olympic Games held in Stein’s hometown of Oslo, Norway- Stein wins the gold medal in Giant Slalom and the silver medal in Slalom. He is the first alpine ski racer from outside the Alps to win an Olympic gold medal.
1954- FIS World Championships held in Are, Sweden- Stein wins three gold medals in Slalom, Giant Slalom, and Combined.
1970s- Stein moves to Park City, Utah.
1981- Deer Valley Resort opens, where Stein serves as Director of Skiing for 35 years.
1982- Stein is inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame.
1982- Stein Eriksen Lodge opens on December 16, 1982. In celebration of the iconic opening, the Stein bash welcomes over 500 distinguished attendees.
1984- Stein Eriksen Lodge completes the second phase of expansions, which includes an additional 23 luxury units.
1997- Stein is knighted by the Royal Norwegian Order, the highest honor bestowed on any person living outside the country of Norway.
2001- Stein Lodge completes the third phase of expansions.
“Phase III will raise the Lodge’s already elevated image as one of the most beautiful, romantic, prestigious destinations anywhere.” – Stein Eriksen
2002- Stein Eriksen Lodge completes the fourth phase of expansions, which includes the opening of The Spa (Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star spa), pool, and patio.
2002- Winter Olympics Games are held in Utah.
2002- Stein Eriksen Lodge is recognized as a AAA 5-Diamond Hotel.
2007- Stein Eriksen bronze statue is erected in the Arrival Circle in celebration of The Lodge’s 25th anniversary year.
2007- Glitretind Restaurant earns the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, which is has maintained every year since.
2008- Stein Eriksen Lodge earns the Forbes Five-Star award, making it Utah’s first hotel to receive the industry’s most coveted award. The Lodge has maintained this award ever since.
2008- Glitretind Restaurant earns the Forbes-Four Star status.
2009- Stein Collection begins managing The Chateaux Deer Valley and The Residences at The Chateaux Deer Valley.
2011- Cena Ristorante earns the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, which it has maintained ever since.
2013- Stein Collection signs contract to manage Park City’s newest luxury property, Stein Eriksen Residences.
2013- In the fifth phase of expansions, the Stein Eriksen Ballroom is constructed, providing an additional 6,000 square foot indoor/outdoor event space and Park City’s most luxurious ballroom space.
2014- The first Stein Eriksen Residences model home is finished and ready to show.
2015- Stein Eriksen passes away at the age of 88. We celebrate his legacy every year on Stein Day, December 11th- which was his birthday.
2015- The Chateaux Deer Valley is awarded Forbes Four Star Status.
2018- The Lodge continues to grow and improve with a $14 million dollar expansion and addition of a new coffee shop, theater, expanded ski locker rooms, entertainment center, pool lounge, family pool, and expanded outdoor plaza space.
Stein Eriksen Lodge is so much more than a hotel. It’s the tribute to an extraordinary man, the workplace to hundreds of hardworking employees, and the retreat to thousands of dedicated guests who return year after year, each of us upholding the legacy of this remarkable place.