Stein Eriksen Lodge
At the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah, ski valets may help you conserve your energy for the slopes as they slip your boots on for you, position your skis, and hand you your poles. The lodge was the first at Deer Valley Resort, an all-luxury destination where guests could forget about the hassles of skiing and, at lunchtime in the lodge, feast on New Zealand red deer with crisp pommes Anna instead of burgers and fries. Accommodations The 175 rooms include 67 suites, which range from one to five bedrooms and feature kitchens, Dining areas, and living rooms. Recreation Skiing (but no snowboarding), fly-fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, golfing, river rafting, and rock climbing. Dining Try the Canadian caribou with roasted apple at the resort’s newly renovated Glitretind Restaurant. Worthy Diversion During the summer, learn to jump like an Olympic aerialist by skiing off water ramps and landing in a large swimming pool at the Utah Olympic Park. Rates From $500 for a deluxe room during the low winter season to $2,155 for a Grand Suite during the peak winter season.