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8 Reasons Why Stein Eriksen Lodge is Your Next Ski Vacation

By December 11, 2018June 2nd, 2020No Comments

It’s not just the world’s best ski hotel, it’s much more than that.

The Stein Eriksen Lodge located in Park City, Utah is nestled mid-mountain at the famous​ Deer Valley Resort.  The Lodge is an authentic European ski lodge,  the go-to vacation spot for many professional skiers and celebrities. Here are 8 reasons why the Stein Eriksen Lodge should be your next Ski stop: 

1. “world’s Best ski hotel”

It’s no secret as to why Stein Lodge was awarded “World’s Best Ski Hotel” by the World Ski Awards. This prestigious award is given to properties that exemplify impeccable service, world-renowned skiing, and access to year-round outdoor recreation. Experience the many winter activities offered at the lodge. Ski with a Champion, where you can enjoy a half- or full-day access to ski with one of six heavily celebrated and well-known Olympic athletes such as, Heidi Voelker, Shannon Bahrke, Kris “Fuzz” Feddersen, Kaylin Richardson, Jillian Vogtli, & Trace Worthington. Feeling a romantic evening ? Relax in one of Stein Lodge’s famous horse drawn Sleigh Rides while you take in the winter vistas. 

2. exceptional dining

What’s the one thing you crave after a long day of skiing? Maybe it’s a hot bath, a deep tissue massage, or even a cold one by the fireplace, but in most cases it’s probably a delicious meal to refuel your body. There’s no shortage of dining options at The Stein Lodge which is home to 3 full-service restaurants: award-winning Glitretind Restaurant, popular lunch spot Troll Hallen, and exciting & fun Champions Club which includes a 3,500-square-foot entertainment center. Out of the three venues, the lodge’s pride & joy is Glitretind, their Forbes Four-Star fine dining restaurant. You can indulge in Glitretind during breakfast and dinner hours, where they offer a daily skiers buffet and a famous Sunday brunch. The chef, Zane Holmquist, curates seasonal menus that highlight fresh, local, sustainable ingredients. 

Tip: Don’t forget to take advantage of the extravagant Skier’s Buffet where you will find a variety of choices such as the popular Stein’s Wild Game Chili, a selection of daily chef-created salads, local meats and cheeses, fresh cold and hot seafood offerings, four daily entrée items, rotating live carving and action stations, and 20+ house made, amazing desserts from ​​Pastry Chef Jeremy Garcia.

3. Utah’s most varied wine collection

While your indulging in your delicious meal at Giltritend you’re going to want the perfect wine pairing, which should be no trouble to find with over 14,000 bottles to choose from. Totaling over $1 million in value, their 1,100 varietal selection is the largest in the state. The cellar is donned with floor-to-ceiling redwood racks and a separate tasting area for private seminars with the Sommelier. The cellar is maintained at a constant temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit and 60 percent humidity. The Lodge offers many activities in the wine cellar including a blind tasting and a guest-curated tasting where guests can hand pick the wines they taste. 

4. AprÉs-ski cinema

Stein Lodge’s brand new 56-seat Freestyle Theater is a popular addition to the hotel. This was designed with the hotels new $14 million expansion. They have family-friendly movie showtimes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, and when the films aren’t playing they have sports on the big screen to entertain the guests. The Stein Lodge truly has something for everyone! 

5. utah’s only 5-star spa

It wouldn’t be a complete ski-cation without indulging in a spa treatment. At the Stein Eriksen Spa, you can treat yourself to a variety of services including a healing Oxygen Treatment or an Altitude Relief treatment. Their spa offers many ways to unwind after a week of activities including specialty rooms such as a Vichy wet treatment room, private couple’s relaxation room, manicure/pedicure stations, & even a hair and makeup salon to get pampered for dinner at Giltritend. 

6. Little exploerers experience

The Stein Eriksen Lodge is not only great for a romantic getaway, it’s perfect for multi-generational travel. Bring the whole family and enjoy all of the fun amenities the Lodge has to offer including their “Little Explorers Experience”, which includes an indoor camping set up for the little ones. The Lodge will provide you with all of the amenities to create a memorable indoor camp out for the kids. Don’t stress as everything is set up in your room pre-arrival, and includes a cloth tent, plush toy moose, National Geographic Starry Night Lantern, and an educational nature book. With this experience, the exploration never ends in Park City! 

7. brand new $14 million expansion 

The new expansion was completed and opened in September of 2018 and includes additions designed to elevate the guests’ experience at the Lodge. Among the additions is a brand new family-friendly pool with convenient access to the new outdoor Champions Plaza and Champions Club entertainment center, sure to keep your children occupied and entertained for hours! Both the Champions Plaza and entertainment center were new additions in the expansion, with the Plaza offering the perfect après-ski space. Complete with two fire pits and heated walk ways, the plaza is ski-in/ski-out and the perfect place to enjoy a hot chocolate while watching skiers cascade down the mountainside. Adjacent to the Plaza is the Champions Club Entertainment Center, which is a perfect place to send the kids while you enjoy your post-ski cocktail at the Plaza. The center includes a mixture of high-tech and old school games, a fun environment to spend quality time. The additions also include the new First Tracks Kaffe Coffee Shop located slope side, and the Freestyle Movie Theater. One of the more exciting additions is the Lodge’s brand new Ski Locker Room facility, which is the one-stop-shop to get you out on the slopes ASAP! 

8. Virtuoso amenities 

The Stein Eriksen Lodge is a Virtuoso property, which means when you book a reservation through Santa Barbara Travel you will take advantage of all the wonderful amenities that our clients receive. These include: Room Upgrade at time of arrival (subject to availability), complimentary buffet breakfast for two daily, $100 Spa Service credit, early check-in, late check-out (subject to availability) and complimentary Wi-Fi.  Pair that with all the great amenities that the Stein Lodge comes with, and we don’t see a reason why you wouldn’t stay there. | Book Here >>