he late Stein Eriksen, a pioneer of the skiing industry and beloved namesake of the Forbes Five-Star Stein Eriksen Lodge, will be honored at the Lodge’s annual Stein Eriksen Day celebration. Proclaimed by Governor Mike Leavitt in 2001, Stein Eriksen Day celebrates the life of the ski icon on his birthday, and the Lodge invites guests to an après-ski toast on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. in front of the Stein Trophy Case in the Mountain Lodge.
“We are incredibly thankful for Stein Eriksen’s revolutionary impact on the ski industry and his timeless influence on the staff and guests of Stein Eriksen Lodge,’” said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Collection. “We are pleased to gather in his name, share fond memories of his extraordinary life, and reflect on how he continues to inspire us in all that we do.”
To honor Stein Eriksen’s memory and remarkable story, toasts will be given by Dan Flick, COO of Stein Eriksen Lodge, Tom Kelly, and Eriksen’s son, Bjorn Eriksen. Guests and staff will raise a glass of Champagne to properly celebrate the legend.
Recognized as the “Father of Freestyle 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 Stein Eriksen Lodge.
For more information about the Stein Eriksen Day celebration, please contact Jeannie Lambert at (435) 604-2793 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information about Stein Eriksen Lodge is available at www.SteinLodge.com.