Stein Eriksen Lodge’s beautifully appointed and roomy luxury suites (configurations vary from one to five bedrooms) boast ride-in/ride-out access to Deer Valley Resort’s 70 miles of lift-served mountain biking and hiking trails. What’s more, you can rent traditional mountain bikes or e-mountain bikes from the on-premises Stein Eriksen Sport; use the lodge’s complimentary Lincoln Navigator shuttles to transport you, your gal posse, and your bikes to farther-afield trailheads; and at the end of the day, have a soak or a swim in the lodge’s multiple hot tubs and two swimming pools. 7700 Stein Way, 866-862-7597, steinlodge.com
Hire an instructor with Deer Valley’s Mountain Bike School to help you hone your technique and orient you to the resort’s huge trail system. Once you have the lay of the land, load your bike on the Sterling Express chairlift to make hot laps on Holy Roller, a 4.2-mile-long, fun, and flowy descent appropriate for beginner riders. Other top-notch pedals that lean into mountain biking’s fun-versus-fear factor include the 10-ish-mile, super-scenic cross-country route along the Mid Mountain Trail from Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village down into Park City Mountain’s Silver Star Base Area; the 11-mile Round Valley Loop; or the 5.5-mile in-town Lost Prospector Loop, accessed off the Union Pacific Rail Trail. Whatever route you decide to explore, be sure to leave time at the end of at least one day of your stay for a visit to The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge, a Forbes Five-Star spa. Book a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage or Pure Forest Facial for
60 minutes of pure bliss.
In between runs down Deer Valley’s Holy Roller, make a midday pit stop for a Dungeness crab tower or Ginger salad at Deer Valley’s Royal Street Café (within Silver Lake Village adjacent to the Sterling Express chairlift). After traversing the Mid Mountain Trail, grab a table on the shady patio at the Silver Star Café (1825 Three Kings Dr, thesilverstarcafe.com), overlooking Park City Golf Club’s green fairways. Or, after tackling the Prospector Loop, pop into Freshies Lobster Co (1915 Prospector Ave, freshieslobsterco.com) for one of their huge and authentic lobster rolls—voted the country’s best in 2017. When it’s dinnertime, take the Stein Eriksen Lodge shuttle to Main Street for drinks and dinner at the airy and elegant Riverhorse on Main (540 Main St, riverhorseparkcity.com). Or dine at Tupelo Park City (1500 Kearns Blvd, tupeloparkcity.com), where traditional comfort food is elevated to an ethereal plane.
Mix It Up
Most people are aware of the benefits of practicing yoga after exercise like mountain biking. But rather than taking a traditional asana class, why not dip your toe into a practice you’ll not find anywhere else on the planet? Park City Yoga Adventures (parkcityyogaadventures.com) offers stand-up paddleboard yoga classes at The Homestead Crater, a 95-degree, mineral-rich, hot spring–fed pool encased in a surreal natural cave.