Peak Perfect in Deer Valley

Park City, Utah, is home to some of the best ski slopes and luxury real estate in the country. It’s a must-visit destination for avid skiers and winter sports enthusiasts with its scenic mountain vistas and powdery, plush snow.

Burrowed between the snow-capped alps of Deer Valley sits the luxurious Stein Eriksen Lodge. Recognized as a Forbes five-star hotel and spa, Stein Eriksen Lodge has a reputation for being the most exclusive resort in Deer Valley with dreamy amenities, unbeatable service and, of course, an impossible view of the Wasatch Mountains.

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Named after the Norwegian Olympic gold medal skier Stein Eriksen, the lodge was voted as the country’s best ski hotel in 2022 by the World Ski Awards. It consists of a series of connected chalets where Eriksen’s Scandinavian spirit lives on through ski-in/ski-out access to Deer Valley’s powdery terrain directly from the European-style dwellings.

The lodge exudes comfort and old-world charm with cathedral ceilings, oversized leather seating, custom millwork and crackling fireplaces throughout. A traditionally Nordic color scheme with deep browns, eye-catching coppers and stone elements make the atmosphere that much more warm and cozy. Framing it all are the picturesque views surrounding the mid-mountain resort, so there’s snowy elegance in every direction you look.

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There are a total of 171 rooms in the lodge, each with individual accommodations, but all with comfortable beds, gorgeous views and spacious restrooms stocked with Molton Brown amenities. Guests of this Park City hotel get to experience the best in comfort, location and extras, including 24-hour room service and award-winning dining at Glitretind Restaurant, the Troll Hallen Lounge, Champions Club and First Tracks Kaffe.

While you may come to the mountains to ski, you certainly can’t leave without a meal at the lauded Glitretind. With breakfast, lunch and dinner options, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a warm hearty meal after building up an appetite on the slopes. Seasonal menus of regional American cuisine are suited to every taste while an elegant setting provides a dining experience both extravagant and relaxing.

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Outside on the deck of the mountain lodge sit six unique, life-sized Alpenglobes that offer an other-worldly dining experience. The clear domes are climate-controlled and fully enclosed with panoramic views of Deer Valley no matter the weather. Guests can enjoy outdoor dining from the Troll Hallen Lounge and relax in a whole new way, all while making unforgettable memories and being sheltered from the weather.

Stein Eriksen Lodge is also home to Utah’s finest five-star spa, with 16 treatment rooms and a spa boutique with local gifts that span a combined 23,000 square feet. Here, you can enjoy a classic menu of luxury massages and body treatments, a cardio and weights fitness center, a private couples relaxation room, a nail salon and a hair salon. The Stein’s freestyle massage with CBD oil is by far the most popular spa service, as well as the couples massage and fireside toast treatment.

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Adjacent to the spa and fitness center are two large outdoor heated pools and hot tubs available year-round. Separate spa relaxation rooms are available for men and women with access to a sauna, steam room and hot and cold plunge baths. Wellness classes including yoga by certified instructors are also available and complimentary for spa and in-house guests at the lodge, serving as the perfect après-ski amenities to help soothe sore muscles after a long day of skiing and high altitudes.

Other dreamy amenities found at Park City’s very best include a shuttle service, a movie theater, grocery and in-room deliveries, professional childcare services, a boutique store and gift shop and the Stein Eriksen Sport Shop, all of which are on-site and available to hotel guests. The lodge even has a full-service ski valet who helps guests store equipment in a private locker room, assist with putting on boots, walking skis to the mountain, meeting guests upon their return and placing ski boots onto driers in the ski locker.

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If the easy ski-in/ski-out access and full-service ski valet aren’t enough to add this destination to your vacation repertoire, then consider the fact that Deer Valley lifts are installed with RFID access systems, which restrict the density of skiers on the mountain to help manage capacity and allows season pass and multi-day pass holders quick access. Snow guns and snowcats are always hard at work preparing the slopes for smooth, efficient runs. Excellent grooming, fewer crowds and a strict no-snowboarding policy make for perfect skiing all season long.

Even in warmer months, there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep the whole family busy, including golf, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, river rafting and much more. Park City’s Historic Main Street is located just minutes away (take the complimentary shuttle) and offers great shopping, entertainment and dinner options. Once back at the lodge, take it easy at the Champion’s Club where you can enjoy pizza, wings, burgers and milkshakes, plus an entertainment area with old-school and high-tech games. Charming horse-drawn sleigh rides depart directly from the lodge deck and add a magical touch to every mountain stay. 

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The lodge is just one of four opulent properties within the Stein Collection. Each destination is second to none, with authentic hospitality and unbeatable service that is undeniably charming. If you’re looking to break away from the standard hotel style, the Stein Eriksen Residences offer 39 luxury condominiums and 15 expansive private homes that are each modern and inviting. 

Whether you choose to go the traditional route with a room at the lodge or go for a more intimate setting at the residences, you won’t be disappointed with the Stein Collection’s seamless blend of service, amenities, nature and world-class skiing.

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