Legendary alpine skier, Stein Eriksen, passed away peacefully on Sunday December 27, 2015 at his home in Park City, Utah surrounded by family. He was 88 years old. Eriksen was known for his revolutionary technique and distinctive style, which made him a founder of modern skiing.
Eriksen successfully turned his passion for skiing into a lifetime career. His desire to develop an internationally-renowned luxury hotel, which now bears his name, is located mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort. He served as Director of Skiing on the mountain for more than 35 years.
“Stein has been an integral part of the Deer Valley family since the resort’s inception and his presence on the mountain will be profoundly missed,” said Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley president and general manager. “His influence in the ski industry and at this resort was infinite and his legacy will always be a fundamental aspect of Deer Valley. He was a true inspiration and we are honored to have had him as a part of the Deer Valley family.”