If you love the mountains, you’ll love Sundance, Utah! It may sound familiar because of the famous Sundance Film Festival, but there’s much more to this amazing place.
Sundance Mountain Resort – is in a beautiful, bountiful canyon. The Ute Indians lived here until 1899, then Scottish immigrants homesteaded in this area. In 1969, Robert Redford, the movie star, started acquiring this land. Redford is known to be a talented actor, but he is also an impressive visionary and conservationist. His dreams and desires were to create a community committed to nature and art while honoring its cultural heritage. Today, this quaint resort remains true to its original focus.
Sundance is a winter wonderland – this remarkable resort tucks against Mount Timpanogos, which towers 12,000 feet. Tackle 42 runs that offer options for novice, intermediate, or advanced skiers. Complimentary tours are offered of the mountain to get tips for the best runs for your abilities. Another option is to hit the slopes for some night skiing. Utah’s snow is epic!
Summer is sensational – Challenge your mountain-biking skills on more than 25 miles of trails accessible by lift. Or, just enjoy the view: Take a lazy day and ride the lift to the top of Ray’s Summit and settle down to enjoy the view. Have a scenic lunch at the Bearclaw Cabin at the top of Red’s lift. Or, listen to live music on Sunday afternoons at the Sounds of Summer Concert Series. Something I love is ‘Soar over Sundance’ with a Zipline Tour down Outlaw Span, which rolls out 3,871 feet of thrills.
Autumn is awesome – It’s the perfect time to take a hike and see lots of colors. Take the lift up to Red’s Summit for a hike and follow Red’s Summit Trail – back down the mountain for wide-open views of scenic Stewart Falls and the mountains decked out in autumn’s fantastic foliage. More than 10 miles of alpine trails wind through the resort.
Year-round – there are many things to do after dark. Sundance’s location makes it a perfect spot to gaze at trillions of stars. Or head to Ray’s Lift for a full moon lift ride and see the Wasatch Mountains bathed in moonlight.
Art studio – create your own memento of your Sundance experience. Select colors to create a painting or book a session to learn jewelry-making, drawing, candle-making, soap-making, or pottery.
Service and food – it’s exceptional. The Tree Room, which opened in 1970, is built around a 65-foot pine tree. The walls in the restaurant are filled with Native American art from Redford’s private collection. This place is legendary.
Sundance is truly sensational, as it was intentionally designed to unite art, nature, and recreation. No matter where you go in Sundance, you’ll be touched by Redford’s creativity and love of the area, where he ‘developed a little and preserved a lot.’