A pioneer of the skiing industry and treasured namesake of the world-class Stein Eriksen Lodge, the late Stein Eriksen will be honored at the annual Stein Eriksen Day celebration. Proclaimed by Governor Mike Leavitt in 2001, Stein Eriksen Day celebrates the lifetime achievements of the ski legend on his birthday. The Lodge welcomes guests to pay homage with an après-ski toast on Wednesday, December 11th, at 3 p.m. in front of the Stein trophy case in the Mountain Lodge.
“Stein Eriksen was an international trailblazer for alpine skiing, and we are so grateful to honor his namesake, not just today, but every day of the year,’” said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Collection. “We look forward to sharing a special commemorative event with our guests to celebrate his life, knowing Stein continues to ski the slopes with us in spirit.”
Tom Kelly, former Vice President of Communications at U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, will emcee the Stein Eriksen Day festivities, along with words of reflection from Russ Olsen and Stein’s son, Bjorn Eriksen, concluding with an honorary toast to Stein.
Recognized as the “Father of Modern Downhill Skiing,” Norwegian alpine ski racer Stein Eriksen was a six-time Olympic medalist. His overt enthusiasm and flawless style helped drive Park City’s present-day reputation as an elite winter sports destination. Generations of Deer Valley Resort skiers and guests witness his legacy living on each day, as Stein’s genuine warmth and graceful perfection on skis have come to define the legendary hospitality and exemplary service exclusively found at all Stein Collection properties.
For more information on the Stein Eriksen Day celebration, please contact Jessica Turner at (435) 604-2793 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on Stein Eriksen Lodge is available at www.SteinLodge.com.