For the past three decades, Stein Eriksen Lodge, located mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort U.S., has established itself as one of the most highly respected mountain resort destinations in the world. The latest title won by the luxury address is the distinction of World’s Best Ski Hotel by the World Ski Awards for the second consecutive year. The announcement was made this weekend at the 2015 Ski Oscars Award Gala Ceremony held in the legendary winter sports destination of Kitzbuhel, Austria. With more than 2 million votes cast from leading ski tourism professionals and ski consumers from 127 countries, Stein Eriksen Lodge first earned the title of United States’ Best Ski Hotel out of 13 nominees, and then garnered the crowning title of World’s Best Ski Hotel from 24 country finalists. In total, more than 162 properties from countries across the globe were vying for the renowned award.
In addition to the coveted Ski Oscars World’s Best Ski Hotel award, Stein Eriksen Lodge maintains its distinction as Utah’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond resort. The Lodge also ranks highly as a World’s Best Hotel from Travel + Leisure and from Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List and Top 40 Resorts in the Western U.S List. It has been named among Forbes Magazine’s Top Ten Best Ski Resorts in North America, as well as earned top rankings from reader polls in SKI and Skiing magazines, Resorts & Great Hotels, Zagat, DiRoNA, Santé and Wine Spectator, among many others.
Ski legend and lodge namesake, Stein Eriksen was also honored at the 2015 Ski Oscars, receiving the grand finale award of the night for Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism. This lifetime achievement award was bestowed on Eriksen for his work at Boyne Mountain in Michigan, Sugarbush in Vermont, Heavenly Valley in California, Snowmass and Aspen in Colorado, and Park City Ski Community, Deer Valley Resort and Stein Eriksen Lodge in Utah.
“Stein Eriksen Lodge is honored to carry the title of World’s Best and United State’s Best Ski Hotel and be recognized alongside the man who helped pioneer luxury ski vacations,” said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge. “As substantiated by our valued guests and industry peers, the lodge continues to uphold its long-held standing as the industry leader in ski hospitality.”
One of the most accessible mountain destinations in North America and an official resort of Cadillac, the Lodge provides guests with the ultimate year- round luxury destination, offering world-class hospitality, accommodations, fine-dining, meeting facilities, spa services, recreation and luxury Cadillac car services.