Suite Spots: Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley

The entire world’s focus will soon fall squarely on skiing, and other winter sports, when the XXII Olympic Winter Games get underway in Sochi, Russia. The 2014 Winter Olympics promise to be entertaining with endless storylines to follow as soon as the action begins. Will snowboard legend Shaun White win his third consecutive Gold Medal in the halfpipe? Do skiers Bode Miller and Julia Mancuso have what it takes to bounce back and earn a spot on the podium? Is Ted Ligety going to continue his dominance after winning three world championships in 2013—the first men’s alpine skier since Jean-Claude Killy won four world titles in 1968 to have such a dominant year? How will the world receive ski and snowboard slopestyle, an event in its inaugural Winter Olympics?

With all of the compelling drama and competition taking place on the slopes in Sochi, now is the time to book an Olympic-inspired ski holiday. And, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more appropriate place to soak in the Olympic experience than the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley.

The Stein Eriksen Lodge boasts a history steeped in Olympic skiing. The eponymous ski legend behind the stunning five-star slope-side hotel represented his home country of Norway in the 1952 Olympics in Oslo. That year Stein Eriksen won the gold medal in the giant slalom (and silver medal in the slalom), becoming the first male alpine ski racer from somewhere other than the Alps to win a gold medal in the Olympics!

Check out these three activities if you’re looking for the full Olympic experience during your stay at the Stein Eriksen Lodge:

  1. Slide over to Deer Valley’s NASTAR course on Bald Mountain. Skiing around the gates and racing for a personal best is as close as most of us will ever get to feeling like Ted Ligety or Julia Mancuso.
  2. After getting a taste for speed during the NASTAR races you have to head to Olympic Park in nearby Park City—host of the  2002 Winter Olympics—where you can bobsled on the Olympic track.
  3. After a day on the slopes, kick back and relax with an après drink on the plush couches next to the trophy case at the Stein Eriksen Lodge. Stein’s Olympic medals, World Championships, and more are on display.
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