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Ski & Snowboard News / 9 foot gingerbread Viking ship on display at Deer Valley

Dec 06, 2018 08:19AM ● By Harriet Wallis

All gingerbread! / courtesy of Stein Eriksen Lodge

The ship has a 13-foot candy cane mast, 8-foot dragon figure, and 9 feet of gingerbread stretching from bow to stern on each side.

Complete with sail, shields, and oars it pays homage to Stein Eriksen's proud Norwegian heritage.

Iconic Stein / courtesy of Stein Eriksen collection

Deer Valley opens for skiing on Saturday, December 8. The Stein Eriksen Lodge is located trailside, mid mountain in the Silver Lake area.

The Executive Pastry Chef at Stein Eriksen Lodge continues the 17-year holiday gingerbread tradition. This year’s Viking ship features hundreds of pounds of fresh-baked gingerbread, fondant, cookies, and candy, as well as gallons of whipped royal icing.

Construction of the gingerbread display began in October thanks to a collaboration of gingerbread culinary and engineering specialists. The spectacle required about a dozen staff to create and construct it.

Shields of yummy gingerbread / courtesy Stein Eriksen Lodge

For more information on Stein Eriksen Lodge's gingerbread display or dining menus contact Jessica Turner at (435) 604-2793 or [email protected].