Stein Eriksen Lodge continues to set its sights on improving the guest experience. After several months of steadily completing each enhancement, we are excited to announce the finishing touches are now complete. Come experience the much-anticipated new enhancements for yourself!
Here are seven new reasons to visit Stein Eriksen Lodge this winter season, and the best way to maximize your vacation time at Deer Valley:
1) First stop is First Tracks Kaffe:
Start your morning off right with a cup of Stein’s signature blend. ur new slopeside coffee shop offers this exclusive roast along with a variety of specialty coffee drinks and house made pastries. Stay a while and relax, or get an early start to your ski day with convenient grab-and-go options. Everything is carefully prepared by our award-winning culinary team, so the same quality you expect from onsite dining is guaranteed.
2) Head to the Newly Expanded Ski Locker Rooms:
t’s time to gear up for a day on the mountain. Guest locker rooms are now in a more convenient location beside First Tracks Kaffe, Deer Valley Skier Services, and the Stein Eriksen Sport ski shop. Stroll over, have a seat, and our knowledgeable Ski Valet team will take care of the rest - tightening your boots, carrying your equipment, and helping you snap into your skis. It’s never been easier to get ready for and get onto the slopes.
3) Time to Lounge Poolside:
After a fabulous day of skiing The Greatest Snow on Earth™, treat yourself to the ultimate in relaxation at Utah's Only Forbes Five-Star Spa followed by a soak in the outdoor heated pool and hot tub. With additional extended deck space, there’s ample lounging room to make the most of your time poolside. The same poolside service you’ve always enjoyed is now enriched with the inclusion of more food and beverage options.
4) Check Out the All-New Family Pool:
The kids will love this new family pool, complete with fun water features and a rock waterfall. This second pool offers a communal space for kids to play and parents to relax (or join in on the fun too!). It is conveniently located between the main pool and next to the new outdoor plaza and entertainment center.
5) Stop by for S’mores at Champions Plaza :
Cozy up beside one of the two crackling fire pits and perfect your s’more making skills. There’s ample seating and heated walkways, with views of the Deer Valley Resort slopes where you can have a drink, eat mallow, and watch your family and friends coming down the hillside.
6) Après in Style at the New Champions Club:
Head in from the Champions Plaza to the new 3,500-square-foot entertainment center for some games and casual dining. This unique game room is complete with everything from high-tech interactive games to retro arcade favorites. Grab some wings, a slice of pizza, and a beer - this space is meant for quality family time spent together.
7) End the Night with a Movie:
Close the day with a cinema favorite in the brand new state-of-the-art movie theater. The first of its kind at any Park City hotel, this 56-seat capacity theater plays family-friendly films and a variety of sporting events throughout the week, complete with popcorn and drinks available by our Concierge team. You can enjoy the classic dinner and a movie combination all at one property.
Perhaps, there are too many new amenities to enjoy all in one day! We recommend you take your time and make the most of your Deer Valley vacation over the course of a few days. That’s what these new amenities are for - to further enhance your stay and time in Park City. So, enjoy them all!
For more information on the Stein Eriksen Lodge expansion spaces and new guest amenities, visit www.steinlodge.com/expansion. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Last weekend, our very own Vice President of Food & Beverage Operations and Corporate Chef, Zane Holmquist, had the prestigious honor of being invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York City. Many chefs spend their entire careers dreaming of showcasing their food at this distinguished venue. We are so proud to support him in this great achievement for the second time.
The late James Beard was a cookbook author, teacher, and champion of American cuisine. He helped mentor generations of chefs and food enthusiasts to embrace their love for the culinary arts. The James Beard Foundation was created in his honor and continues to support this legacy.
“The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.” - James Beard Foundation Mission Statement
James Beard House, in Greenwich Village, New York City, is where Beard used to hold cooking classes and prepare meals for his food-loving friends. For over 25 years, the most reputable chefs in the world have been invited to prepare and showcase their food in this famed venue.
Last Saturday, James Beard House hosted “Park City Panache,” a celebration of the chefs at the forefront of Park City’s diverse, competitive, and artisanal culinary scene. Five of Park City’s leading chefs, including Chef Zane, were selected to each prepare one of the five courses in this elaborate meal. Zane selected Chef Jonathon Miller, Executive Chef at Stein Eriksen Lodge, to accompany him at this event.
Chef Zane and Chef Miller prepared rabbit saddle porchetta and cider-braised rabbit leg with foie gras, carrots, mushrooms, and apple mostarda. They paired this dish with local Mountain West Ruby Hard Cider. The James Beard event sold out within a week, and was a grand success overall, bringing greater attention and recognition to the established dining scene offered in Park City.
Both Chef Zane and Chef Miller also had the opportunity to cook for the Condé Nast Guest Chef luncheon where they featured a Turmeric Seared Wild Salmon dish with seasonal berries mixed with freekeh and a fresh-made dressing. They sold out at the luncheon event as well.
For more information on Chef Zane, and his sustainability efforts in the food and beverage department at Stein Eriksen Lodge, visit here.
To experience Chef Zane’s carefully cultivated seasonal menu for yourself, stop by any of Stein Collection’s award-winning restaurants:
Glitretind Restaurant at Stein Eriksen Lodge, 435.645.6455
Troll Hallen Lounge at Stein Eriksen Lodge, 435.645.6455
The 7-8-8-0 Club at Stein Eriksen Residences, 435.940.6602
Cena Ristorante & Lounge at The Chateaux Deer Valley, 435.940.2200.
Chef Zane uses fresh, locally-sourced, and seasonally inspired ingredients to develop delectable pairings at each restaurant. The dish featured at James Beard House is currently offered on the Glitretind Restaurant dinner menu. Come taste it for yourself!
The New Norseman is a refreshing cocktail crafted here at Troll Hallen.
This popular cocktail pays tribute to the Norwegian heritage of our legendary namesake, Stein Eriksen. His favorite drink was the strong, aged spirit, Aquavit. Naturally, Aquavit is the primary ingredient in The New Norseman.
The original botanical recipe for Aquavit has remained unchanged since its creation over 200 years ago. It is distilled with a special blend of Nordic herbs and spices to give it a distinct flavor. The result is an extraordinarily smooth and well-balanced spirit with leading notes of caraway and star anise and with finer hints of vanilla and sherry.
We paired Aquavit with our house made ginger beer to create a crisp flavor duet. Specifically, the cocktail is composed of the following:
1.5oz Linie Aquavit
3.0oz Segura Vida Cava
1.5oz House Made Ginger Elixir
Splash of Lime
Top with Soda Water
Garnish with Candied Ginger
Serve in a tall collins glass
Restaurant Manager, Ashley Arnot, suggested two appetizers to pair with this special beverage:
Stop by Troll Hallen to experience The New Norseman, or try your hand at mixing it yourself! Either way, be sure to take a moment to appreciate the source of the inspiration, and the traditional spirit that makes this beverage so unique.
For Troll Hallen reservations, call 435-645-6455.
Lennox Smith knows paradise. The Glitretind Restaurant server was born and raised in the island paradise of Jamaica. Fourteen years ago, he made his way to Utah, where he experienced a new kind of mountain paradise. Since then, he has returned every winter season, and recently decided to stay on all year-round.
For Lennox, the term “paradise” is defined by much more than geographic splendor. True paradise, be it island or mountain, is fostered by the people who call a place home.
“One of the main things is just like walking down the road, and somebody says hi to you. When I was living in New York, I never saw that. In Jamaica, that happens. In Park City, that happens.”
Whether he introduces himself as your server, or strolls past you on his day off, Lennox is sure to greet you with a warm and genuine smile.
“Always hit them with that smile,” he joked.
It’s apparent why guests regularly request Lennox. Many are even willing to wait for one of his tables. His sincere kindness, paired with his natural charm and playful spirit, make him a friend to all, whether they be first-time guests or repeat visitors.
Lennox first came to Stein Eriksen Lodge in 2004, when he was personally recruited by Stein Collection’s Vice President of Human Resources to join the team.
“I loved the place when I came out here my first time to Utah. It’s beautiful. And I kept on coming back. I think we have a fabulous team. We have good leaders too. I’m a part of this family, and I love this family.”
But what about the weather? You don’t have to be a geographer to know that Jamaica and Utah have very different climates.
“A lot of people, especially my mom, ask ‘How do you cope with that cold?’ I always tell her it’s not cold. You just gotta dress the part.”
Not only has Lennox learned to dress the part, he’s learned to act the part too, embracing all Park City has to offer.
“I bike, walk, and run a lot too. I like the air up here. When I finish hiking, I can come in and have lunch [at Glitretind].”
He enjoys exploring the outdoors, but his true passion has always been soccer. Lennox played competitive soccer most of his life growing up, and played for the prestigious Montego Bay Cricket Club back in Jamaica.
“I live for sports, especially soccer. When I go home, my TV is on either NBC or Fox Sports.”
When he first moved to Park City, he formed a small soccer team with some fellow Stein Eriksen Lodge team members and played at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse. Unfortunately, due to injuries sustained playing soccer, he can no longer play. Lennox always gives 100%, and soccer was no exception.
“I used to cheat myself and play even when the doctor said I should stop.”
He recently decided, with much reluctance, to finally hang up his soccer cleats for good, but he still finds time to enjoy the sport as a spectator. He occasionally drives down to Real Salt Lake games, and knows that his love for soccer will always be an important part of who he is.
“In anything that you do in life, you’re always going to have your ups and downs but the good is always gonna overcome the bad.”
Lennox is a positive force. His optimism guides him through his life and career. Sometimes people ask why he has chosen to work in one place for so long. He just replies with his token Lennox smile and says,
“If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. Why should I move on? I love it here, and I’m happy here.”
Each of our team members has a story, and we hope to share them with you through our “Behind the Lodge” posts. It is the warmth and dedication of exceptional team members like Lennox who truly bring life to this place. Be sure to say hello to Lennox next time you stop in at the Lodge.
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.