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Stein Eriksen Lodge

Park City, Utah

There are plenty of places to stay in the chic ski resort of Deer Valley, UT, but only one that’s half-way up a mountain and makes you feel as if you’re in Norway. Which is appropriate since the Stein Eriksen Lodge was built 30 years ago by the Norwegian ski champion whose name the lodge bears. We’re talkin’ big fireplaces (3 of which are used for cooking), lots of stone and wood, and hand-painted flowers that are a form of decoration in eastern Norway.


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