Stein Eriksen Lodge Adds Wellness Studio to Luxe Alpine Experience
One of Utah’s premier resorts, Stein Eriksen Lodge stands as beacon of elegance and refinement where Deer Valley skiers gravitate to its luxe accomodations, legendary cuisine, and world-class spa.
The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge will open a 3,000 square‐foot wellness studio in December, just in time for the 2011/2012 ski season. Voted #1 Resort Spa in the USA Condé Nast Traveler readers, this slopeside haven specializes in elegant decadence that attracts snow bunnies, Hollywood A-listers (during Sundance) and local artists. Picture a rustic ski lodge with a modern twist–a private haven for fitness, fine tuning and relaxing.
Continuing the Norwegian traditions tied to famed Olympic skier Stein Eriksen, the wellness studio has been named after the Norse Goddess, Verdandi, the Goddess of Necessity. The Verdandi wellness studio will be open year‐round and is a key component in the spa’s commitment to whole body health offerings. It specializes in seasonal 60-minute programs, such as pre‐ski stretching in the winter, a mid‐morning class that will alternate strength training, yoga, cardio and Pilates, and an après ski stretch.
The iconic and finely appointed hotel has a stunning spa that features all-wood walls with brightly colored quilts, stone, copper and water elements to reflect its surroundings. Each of the 16 treatment rooms is serenely lit from the hand‐crafted naturally detoxifying salt lamps. A full line of locally crafted products highlights indigenous ingredients such as sage, cedar, and local salts. The Epicuren and Eminence treatment lines are uniquely customized. Signature treatments, such as The Great Salt Stone Therapy (which blends local salt stones to remove toxins from the skin), Pigment Balancing Facial, and Hiker Boot Relief treatment are unique to the mountain spa and are the creation of Spa Director, Jill VanAusdal.
In addition to customized treatments, guests will now enjoy expanded fitness facilities and a year‐round heated pool with stunning mountain views. Ski amenities include a full‐service locker room with our legendary ski valets, ski rental shop and Deer Valley Skier Services desk.
Avid skiers will be pleased to note that the hotel has been providing world-class luxury service for over 29 years and is directly on the slopes of the Deer Valley circuit, which has six mountains of pristine groomed slopes. There are also qualified ski instructors on hand for beginners or for those who want hone their more advanced skills.
As for food, guests can choose from the four restaurants and bars located in the resort, sure to satisfy any taste with their mix of Mediterranean style food. Don’t miss their fireside dining experience during the ski season at Empire Lodge where the chefs create hearty fare like Swiss Raclette and gorgeous gamey stews that are served by each of the massive fireplaces.
At Stein Eriksen’s guests will be treated to Zane Holmquist’s savvy seasonal cuisine at The Glitretind, one of the finest restaurants in all of Park City.
If you have never been to Park City and Deer Valley, it is a must-ski destination. Not only is the terrain gorgeous, but the wonderful level of service and professionalism makes skiing there feel like they have rolled out the red carpet for you, except in this case, the rolling is done with snowcats and the carpet is miles of scintillating slopes of deep pristine powder. In the world of ski resorts, Deer Valley is a unique and old world indulgence.
And one last note: Deer Valley is one of four areas in the U.S., which still ban snowboards.
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By Robert Ellsworth
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