Ski Utah Press Release

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Stein Eriksen Lodge Awarded World's Best Ski Hotel

Lodge Honored with Award for 2nd Consecutive Year

PARK CITY, Utah (November 21, 2015) – Stein Eriksen Lodge is pleased to announce it has earned 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 Kitzbühel, 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.

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.”

For the past three decades, Stein Eriksen Lodge, located mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort, has established itself as one of the most highly respected mountain resort destinations in the world. 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 Condé 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.

The World Ski Awards is part of the World Travel Awards, serving as “the Oscars of the travel industry” for the past 22 years. To learn more about the lodge's and Stein Eriksen's prestigious awards, please contact John Perry at 435.659.6197 or Additional information about Stein Eriksen Lodge can be found at

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About Stein Eriksen Lodge           

The Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of America's premier resorts. 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. For more information, visit the Lodge’s website at or call 800.453.1302.


About World Ski Awards

Launched in 2012 as the sister event to the World Travel Awards, World Ski Awards is the first ever global initiative to celebrate and reward excellence in the ski hospitality industry. World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. The World Travel Awards' annual program is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the travel and tourism industry.