Deer Valley, Stein Eriksen Receive Utah Sports Commission Honors
Deer Valley Resort and Stein Eriksen, its director of skiing, both received awards at the fourth annual Governor's State of Sport Awards Dinner, hosted by the Utah Sports Commission and presented by Zions Bank.
Honoring Utah's sports achievements and celebrating Utah's sports community, the Utah Sports Commission has awarded Deer Valley Resort the 2015 Partner of the Year Award.
The Partner of the Year Award recognizes the extraordinary efforts, resources and other support from sponsors, venues, hospitality, community, local organizing committees, events rights holders, volunteers and others in Utah's sports industry who contribute valuable assistance in continuing to establish Utah as "The State of Sport" and enhance its Olympic Legacy. Past recipients include Zions Bank and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
“Deer Valley has been a valuable partner in helping sustain Utah's Olympic legacy,” said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission. “Since hosting a large portion of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Deer Valley has continued to host World Cups and World Championships, inviting the world's best freestyle athletes back year after year and showcasing this renowned venue to the world.”
Olympic Gold Medalist and Deer Valley's Director of Skiing, Stein Eriksen, received the Governor's State of Sport Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to skiing and sports in Utah. The award is given to those who have made significant contributions in advancing and promoting sports that serve to enhance the quality of life for Utah citizens. Past recipients include Larry H. Miller (posthumously), Spencer F. Eccles, Billy Casper and Jack Nicklaus.
“It is an honor to pay tribute to one of Utah's most iconic sports figures for his contribution to the sport of skiing in Utah and across the Intermountain Ski Areas,” said Robbins. “Stein has garnered recognition the world over for his pioneering spirit in the sport of skiing and we are proud he has called Utah home since 1969.”
Photo: Stein Eriksen was honored by Colorado's Governor (Deer Valley)