It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that our beloved Director of Skiing Stein Eriksen passed away peacefully at home this evening, December 27, surrounded by his family at the age of 88.
As we all know, Stein was an integral part of the development and growth of Deer Valley and had been a part of the family since the resort’s inception. His presence on the mountain and in our lives will be profoundly missed.
A celebration of his life is being planned by his family and we will forward the details as soon as they are finalized. In the meantime, we thank you in advance for respecting the family's need for privacy at this difficult time.
President and General Manager
I am not an official spokesperson for Deer Valley, but I received the above in an email this morning. I was hoping to see Stein one more time this season. It's going to be tough skiing with frozen tears today.
FYI - Here is the classic EpicSki Stein Eriksen thread.