Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City will complete improvements including a new outdoor plaza space with fire pits and heated walk paths, as well as a 3,500-square-foot entertainment center featuring a variety of games, activities and casual food options in September. Also included in the project are a theater room to watch visual presentations or cinema movies; a family pool and expanded lounging area; and a coffee bar. Stein Eriksen Lodge is located midmountain at Deer Valley Resort.
WESTGATE PARK CITY RESORT & SPA ADDS SPACES AND AMENITIES
A recently completed, multimillion-dollar renovation project at Westgate Park City Resort & Spa has resulted in a brand new outdoor event deck, coffee bar, banquet kitchen, executive boardroom and upgraded meeting space. The executive boardroom accommodates up to 20 and features stone accent walls, wood ceilings and cutting-edge technology, while the event deck holds up to 250 and offers fresh-off-thegrill menu options for groups and special events during summer months. Behind the scenes, a new modern banquet kitchen allows the resort to quickly and efficiently serve groups of more than 200. Westgate Park City Resort & Spa now offers more than 8,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.
EXPLORE PARK CITY WITH MINES & WINE
Fox School of Wine has introduced Mines & Wines in Park City, a three-hour tour that includes historic locations around Park City that are paired with wines. The excursion begins at Montage Deer Valley or Park City Museum where participants can enjoy a vintage sparkling wine made for the king and queen of Spain before climbing aboard a luxury vehicle for stops at the Ontario Mine, Miner’s Hospital, First National Bank on Main Street and the Red Light District. Light, paired snacks are included on the vehicle and costume props are provided. The tour is offered every Friday from mid-June to end of August and Saturday afternoons in the summer and winter. It’s also available for private bookings for groups of six or more.
As travel comes returns in many parts of the world, Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 2022 Star Award winners on April 26, 2022. The United States debuted 10 hotels, three restaurants and seven spas on the Five-Star list. In U.S. Mountain West towns with peaks, 12 hotels, one restaurant, and six spas landed a Five-Star nod.
In the soon-to-be released Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings, I write about Mountain Activities 101. That’s not the official title of the article—it’s actually Mild to Wild—but it is a primer about the many amazing activities groups can enjoy in the mountains, from cave tours in Bend, Oregon, to a kayaking, hiking and hot springs excursion near Boulder City, Nevada.