Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Stein Eriksen Lodge Earns AAA Five-Diamond Award

Lodge Receives Distinction for 12th Consecutive Year

PARK CITY, Utah (December 11, 2014) – Stein Eriksen Lodge has once again been recognized by AAA as an esteemed Five Diamond property for the 12th consecutive year. Earning the coveted award continues the Lodge's standing as the first and only Utah property to bear both the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards, the hospitality industry's most prestigious designations.

“Receiving the AAA Five Diamond award means a great deal to us and our guests,” said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge. “We set the bar to be the first and only hotel in Utah to carry both titles and we continue to do all we can to exceed our guests' heightened expectations.”

The AAA Diamond Ceremony for the entire west region will be hosted this year by Stein Eriksen Lodge. The ceremony takes place December 15 in the Stein Eriksen Ballroom from 12:00-2:30 pm, with property winners from Utah, California, Las Vegas and others in attendance. 

For more than 30 years, Stein Eriksen Lodge has established itself as a leader in alpine hospitality and one of the most highly respected mountain resorts in the world. In addition to the coveted AAA and Forbes awards, Stein Eriksen Lodge was recently named the World's Best Ski Hotel by the World Ski Award's 2014 Ski Oscars. The Lodge has also ranked 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.

Centrally located mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort, Stein Eriksen Lodge is the ultimate year-round luxury resort, offering world-class hospitality, accommodations and award-winning dining and spa services in an intimate mountain ambiance.

For additional information about the prestigious AAA Five Diamond award and the award ceremony on December 15, please contact John Perry at 435.659.6197 or Additional information about Stein Eriksen Lodge can be found at