Ski season at Deer Valley Resort may end on April 7th, but never fear! There are still plenty of pleasurable and exciting things to do off of the slopes in and around Park City. Spring is a wonderful time to start exploring and enjoying a different side of this fascinating and exhilarating town.
Go Ice Skating
The Park City Ice Arena provides indoor, year-round skating fun with an Olympic-sized ice rink offering a wide variety of activities. There are regular free skate hours and drop-in sledge hockey, with both skating and ice hockey lessons available.
Take a Scenic Drive or Bike Ride
Snow or no snow, the scenery around here is glorious all year long. In fact, some of the most beautiful scenic drives and road bike rides in all of Utah are just a few miles from Park City. From thrilling mountain passes to jaw-dropping scenic byways, you’ll find breathtaking views all around you. You’ll want to be ready to fill up your phone or camera with lots of unforgettable photos of local wildlife, beautiful spring and summer wildflowers, and spectacular mountain vistas.
Explore the Local Arts & Culture Scene
Park City features a thriving arts community all year long. From fabulous theater and performing artists to premier film festivals (Sundance, anyone?) our town has plenty to see and do. Brimming with notable art galleries, you’ll find something here to stir every spirit. Whether it’s the Park City Institute’s impressive concerts, premier performances at the Egyptian Theatre or free outdoor concerts, there are always plenty of artsy options available for your enjoyment in Park City.
Take a Ghost Tour
Owners Rob and Lela Newey are retired history teachers who enlisted the help of filmmaker Erik Hutchins – an expert in metaphysics, paranormal activity, ESP, and crop circles, among other things – to help them research a plethora of local ghost stories to find the 15 tales that they found to be the most frightening and exciting. Take an entertaining tour with them to decide whether or not you believe!
Ride an Alpine Rollercoaster
When warmer weather arrives, you’ll find that this gravity-driven coaster offers plenty of thrills. Built upon elevated tracks – similar to bobsled tracks – this unique coaster can reach speeds of up to 30 mph, zipping riders through more than a mile of bends, curves, hair-pin turns, and loops. You control your speed by applying the brakes – or not! You’ll also enjoy incredible mountain scenery showcasing our aspens and other natural life as you soar down the mountainside.
Clearly, you’ll never run out of activity and entertainment options during your stay at Stein Eriksen Lodge. No matter the adventure or entertainment you desire, we can help you find it near our world-class resort.
The world-renowned Stein Collection announces the new Stein Eriksen Realty Group, a merger and expansion of Stein Eriksen Lodge Real Estate and Chateaux Realty. Our newly launched boutique, luxury real estate brokerage specializes in serving our owners and guests of Stein Collection properties, as well as representing buyers and sellers in the greater Deer Valley area, Park City area, and beyond.
Offering Legendary Real Estate Services throughout Deer Valley and Park City, Stein Eriksen Realty Group caters to over 300 homeowners and clients comprised of more than $500 million worth of privately-owned, luxury real estate at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Stein Eriksen Residences, The Chateaux Deer Valley, and The Residences at The Chateaux, as well as the thousands of guests that pass through the Stein Collection properties each year.
Our experienced brokerage team consists of local and highly experienced Agents, including Kristen Barber, Principal Broker; Sara Werbelow, Associate Broker; and Melissa Band, Associate Broker. The merger of these two brokerages is complemented by the talented new agents: Jeff Spencer, Associate Broker; Beth McMahon, Senior Agent; and a team of Junior Agents. We specialize in the luxury communities of Deer Valley, Park City, and surrounding areas and we are excited to provide our services to your buying or selling needs. Our offices are located slopeside at Deer Valley Resort at Stein Eriksen Lodge (7700 Stein Way) and The Chateaux Deer Valley (7815 Royal Street East). For more information about Stein Eriksen Realty Group, please visit www.SteinsRealty.com or call us today at (435) 645-6467 to learn more about the luxury homes and communities in Park City, Deer Valley, and beyond.
You probably know of Park City as one of the most popular ski destinations in the country, but it started out as a simple mining town. Its rich and storied history offers an incredible glimpse into the incredible resilience and determination of our inhabitants – and of all Americans. Even today, Park City residents work hard and are committed to making their own dreams come true, all while providing the perfect place for visitors to escape to. Here’s a look at Park City’s fascinating journey.
The first Americans to find Deer Valley were soldiers stationed nearby in Salt Lake City. Those who clambered over the mountain from Big Cottonwood Canyon in 1868 saw the presence of silver and marked the spot where they would dig the first of the area’s many mines. The Transcontinental Railroad, completed in 1870, brought in more prospectors set on striking it rich, and the area quickly grew.
Silver Mining Boom
The town of Park City was incorporated in 1884, with a population that rose to more than 5,000 by 1889. Over the next few decades, the population steadily continued to increase, with a booming economy created by the rich ore found in the Ontario, Crescent, Anchor, Silver King, Daly, and Mayflower mines. George Hearst, father of William Randolph Hearst, bought the Ontario Mine for $30,000. It produced over $50 million during its lifetime.
In 1898, a massive fire burned down 200 of the town’s 350 buildings, leaving three quarters of the town destroyed. This was soon followed by a horrific underground mining explosion in 1902 that killed dozens of workers. By 1907, numerous cave-ins and multiple flooded tunnels plagued the mines. Residents did, however, manage to drown their sorrows despite the arrival of Prohibition. 26 bars in Park City stalwartly continued to serve alcohol.
Ghost Town Days
Ore prices continue to dropped steeply and steadily, and by 1949 most of the once busy mines had been shut down, putting miners out of work – and sending them elsewhere. By 1951 the once booming mine town of Park City had become a virtual Ghost Town, with a population reduced to just 1,150. The city itself was hanging on by a thread.
Transition To Ski Town
In 1963, Park City received a federal loan from the Federal Area Redevelopment Agency, and the new Treasure Mountain Resort opened for skiing complete with gondola, chairlift, and 2 J-bars. Word spread, and people finally began moving back to the area. In 1966, Sports Illustrated featured Treasure Mountain Resort's PayDay ski run among the best in the country. Deer Valley Resort opened in 1981, and winter recreation continued to grow. By 1982, mining ore had disappeared entirely. When Salt Lake City was chosen as the site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, over 40% of the events were held in Park City’s Utah Olympic Park. This brought international fame and marked the city as a world-class ski destination.
Today, you can still find traces of Park City’s mining history in many of the names used to mark ski runs and chairlifts. And at Stein Eriksen Lodge, https://www.steinlodge.com/ you will find a perfect home base to not only enjoy skiing and the many other popular winter sports available, but the wealth of culture the city now has to offer as well.
The snow-covered mountains of beautiful Park City are calling! Enjoy all your favorite winter activities, or pull out your bucket list and embark on new adventures this winter season. There are so many exciting opportunities to explore.
Deer Valley Resort is easily accessible from Stein Eriksen Lodge's slope side backyard. The Lodge offers an ideal home base for novice and expert skiers alike. Deer Valley is known for its perfectly maintained slopes, exceptional service, and an average annual snowfall of 300 inches (this year has already significantly exceeded that average). A host of 2002 Olympic Winter Games, those seeking expert terrain will have no trouble finding it. Alternatively, if you're new to the sport, expert instructors can teach you the fundamentals on gentle beginner slopes. Either way, you’re sure to experience that famous Deer Valley Difference.
Ever dreamed of dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh? It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with family and friends, or a romantic fairytale jaunt for two. This exclusive experience departs from our doorstep. Scenic horse-drawn sleigh rides create an unforgettable winter experience.
For a truly unique opportunity this winter season, settle into the back of an authentic dog sled! Gorgeous huskies and similar breeds – many of which are rescue dogs – will gleefully guide you across the frosty landscape. Professional dogsled racers will handle the team, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the exhilarating ride.
Featuring some of the most impressive terrain anywhere in the world, northern Utah offers seemingly endless bowls and meadows filled with powder white snow to soar across. Surround yourself with inspiring views of the snow-covered peaks and mountains as you zip across the frozen ground. With multiple outfitters and a variety of scenic settings, snowmobiling is an incredible way to make the most of Utah's famous powder.
While it’s a great sport for everyone, hikers in particular may find that snowshoeing offers just the right outdoor adventure. The local area offers hundreds of miles of both carefully groomed and more adventurous trails that are ideal for short or long explorations. While it’s perfect for any skill level, the activity also offers a complete cardiovascular workout and a chance to immerse yourself in the spectacular winter landscape.
Park City beckons with a world of winter fun. For assistance scheduling your preferred winter activities, our expert concierge at is available to help you with all your winter plans: 435-645-6460
Additionally, it's not too late to take advantage of our special Winter Variety Package, which makes planning your activities even easier! Click here for more details.
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Whisk your love away this Valentine’s Day for a starry-eyed weekend at our Five-Star escape. We've got every dreamy detail covered- from sparkling snow-laden walkways to steamy hot tubs for two. For a truly magical getaway, embrace every opportunity to treat your love to the ultimate in luxury retreats.
Rose Petal Turndowns
Surprise your love with a luxurious alpine-styled bedroom or indulgent suite – and add a little something extra. We can arrange for you to receive our most romantic turndown service, complete with chocolates on the pillow and idyllic rose petals, setting the perfect mood for an amorous evening together. Consider bringing along their 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 with its own private deck and hot tub.
Couples Spa Treatments
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.
With a host of taste-tempting options to choose from, Stein Eriksen Lodge is known as a fantastic food destination. 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 7-8-8-0. You’re guaranteed to have a meal as memorable as the company you share it with.
Snuggle up beside your sweetheart and watch a true winter wonderland pass by as you take a dreamy sleigh ride through the snow-covered landscape. Make a one-of-a-kind memory that will linger with this winter adventure just for two. Sleighs leave from our property, making it easy to plan one as part of your escape with us – and of course, cuddling for warmth is encouraged.
Romantic Room Service
From champagne and chocolate to her (or his!) favorite bottle of wine with an idyllic dessert, you’ll find that 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.
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 Deer Valley. If it’s possible in Deer Valley, we can arrange it for you. Our goal is to customize your time with us to make it utterly unforgettable – for the both of you!