Sundance Resort Journal

Bluebird Bands: A Plugged in Concert

Sundance Resort is thrilled to present the second annual Bluebird Bands: A Plugged In Concert Experience. This unique event brings the best of Nashville's vibrant music scene to the stunning backdrop of Sundance, offering an electrifying evening under the stars that you won't want to miss. Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 29, when Kendell Marvel's Honky Tonk Experience takes the stage. The unforgettable evening begins when the doors open at 7 p.m., with a show start time of 8 o’clock. Choose from a variety of seating options to suit your preference, from our picnic-style casual lawn seating to premium bench seating.  Mark your calendar and don't miss this chance to experience the energizing performance of Kendell Marvel’s Honky Tonk Experience! Secure your tickets and prepare for an unforgettable evening of music, food, and natural beauty. It’s sure to be an unforgettable night where the soulful sounds of Nashville meet the majestic mountains of Sundance, creating a concert experience like no other.
Bearclaw Supper Club

Bearclaw Supper Club: Dinner With a View

This summer, Bearclaw Cabin will host three Bearclaw Supper Club events, each promising an unforgettable evening of exquisite cuisine, live music, and breathtaking vistas. Nestled atop the majestic Sundance Mountain Resort, Bearclaw Cabin stands as one of Utah’s first mountaintop lodges. Accessible via the Outlaw, Stairway, and Red’s Lifts, this iconic venue offers visitors unparalleled 360-degree views of Heber and Utah Valleys, surrounded by the awe-inspiring Mount Timpanogos.  Tickets for these exclusive events vary in price, with groups of up to 12 able to book together. Reserve your spot today and experience the magic of dining at Bearclaw Cabin!
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All About Act2: All The Mountain’s a Stage

Marked by rich history and connection to its land and community, the mountain has always been a stage for the Sundance story to unfold. It started with the Ute people, evolved through the Stewart family homestead, and blossomed under Robert Redford’s vision of minimal development and extensive conservation. Today, the resort continues to thrive as we honor its legacy while making thoughtful improvements. Our next chapter, Act 2, is a blend of maintaining the cherished traditions and introducing enhancements that enrich the Sundance experience. Looking ahead, 2026 will bring a high-speed quad lift to the back mountain, making it easier to access some of the resort’s best terrain. This new lift will connect the base of Wildwood with the top of Red’s Lift, providing an exciting new way for skiers to explore and enjoy the mountain. Our goal throughout all of Act 2 is to evolve thoughtfully, blending tradition with innovation to create a richer, more inclusive experience for all who visit. Whether you’re a long-time local or a first-time guest, each enhancement promises to make your time at Sundance unforgettable.
Flyer for the Sundance Summer Theatre's production of Newsies.

Sundance Summer Theatre Presents “Newsies”

This summer, the iconic Sundance Summer Theatre presents “Newsies,” a vibrant and inspiring musical that brings the historic Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City to life. From July 18 to August 10, audiences can immerse themselves in the tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy who leads his fellow newsies in a fight for justice against powerful newspaper publishers. Join us on the mountain this summer for a thrilling experience filled with dynamic songs, compelling characters, and a storyline that celebrates solidarity and the power of the underdog.
Lush green mountains under a clear sky, with a dirt road winding through the hills and a small building perched on a distant hilltop.

Extend Your Summer at Sundance

As the premier destination for outdoor enthusiasts, we're proud to offer the longest resort summer season in the state of Utah. Discover why Sundance is the ultimate summer destination for those seeking adventure, relaxation, and unparalleled natural beauty, with everything from scenic lift rides to thrilling mountain bike trails.
Clear cloudy day above a snow dusted forest with tall mountains in the background.

Earth Advocates Year Round:

While Earth Day is universally celebrated every April 22, proactively caring for our surrounding environment is a high priority at Sundance Resort 365 days a year — in fact, conservation is the reason Sundance was founded on these lands.Robert Redford’s original vision when constructing the area was “to develop a little and preserve a great deal.” The Resort has a long-standing commitment to green policies, dating back to the original purchase in 1969 to protect the canyon from potential over-development. Today, Sundance’s purpose is the same. We are continually updating and implementing new strategies to best care for the land, staying at the forefront of environmental stewardship and conservation.
Small pond nestled in the forest with short waterfalls in the front and back.

Leaning Into Shoulder Season 

As the winter snow melts into spring, Sundance Mountain Resort heads into a “shoulder season” between ski runs and hiking trails. Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, this transitional period offers the best of both worlds. From enjoying some of the best fly fishing conditions of the year to getting some well-deserved R&R at our new Springs amenity, there is always a way to connect with art and nature at the resort. Whether you're drawn to the rhythmic dance of the Provo River's "Golden Hour," seeking solace in the rejuvenating waters of The Springs, or igniting your creative spirit at the Sundance Art Studio and Gallery, there's an undeniable allure to the shoulder season. Embrace this moment of quietude and renewal and savor the magic of Sundance, where adventure and relaxation converge in perfect harmony.
Beautiful clear day looking out over the top of snow covered mountains dotted with trees.

Embracing Resilience

Kim Francom's unwavering dedication and love for skiing have made him a legendary figure at Sundance Mountain Resort. For an incredible 50 seasons, Kim has been an integral part of the Sundance community, leaving a mark not only as a skilled ski instructor but also as a beacon of inspiration. As Kim reflects on his extraordinary journey at Sundance, his love for the mountains and the sport that has defined his life remains as strong as ever. With each turn down the slopes and each lesson taught, Kim continues to inspire all those around him with his resilience, tenacity, and unwavering spirit.
Outdoor pools and relaxation area at The Springs exclusive spa.

Tranquility Elevated

A brand new spa experience awaits your discovery at Sundance Mountain Resort! We’re proud to offer our lodging guests exclusive access to The Springs, a trio of relaxation pools designed to let you ease into your day or unwind after a day on the mountain. Indulge in a rejuvenating experience surrounded by the beauty of nature. Access The Springs via convenient paved pathways, or complimentary guest transportation. Whether by leisurely stroll or a scenic ride, every moment is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Sundance. Book your next stay at Sundance and be among the first to enjoy the depths of relaxation at The Springs!
Sunny day on the slopes with two new snowboarders listening to their instructor.

Sundance Ski Lessons

There's no better place to sharpen your skiing and snowboarding skills than Sundance! With a range of programs endorsed by the Professional Ski Instructors of America Association (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI), Sundance offers an array of opportunities for all ages and abilities to improve their technique while enjoying uncrowded slopes and incredible views.
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Outlaw Hideout Snow Bar

Come and experience a unique one-of-a-kind outdoor snowbar on the mountain! The Snowbar will be open from 2 – 8 pm on Saturday, February 24th and March 9th. The…
A couple enjoys a delicious meal cozied up by the fireplace.

Igniting Love at Sundance

Tucked beneath the breathtaking scenery of Mt. Timpanogos, Sundance is the perfect destination for romantic getaways. Filled with adventure, art, and opportunities to connect, Sundance offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, planning a surprise for your sweetheart, or simply craving a romantic escape, Sundance offers an abundance of experiences to ignite passion and create lasting memories.
Artist carefully crafts design out of glass at Sundance Resort.

The Art of Recycled Glass at Sundance

In the heart of Sundance Mountain Resort lies a hidden gem that not only showcases artistic brilliance, but also embodies the resort's commitment to conservation. For over two decades, the Sundance Art Studio and Gallery have been home to a unique recycled glass program, where skilled glass blowers from Guadalajara, Mexico, transform discarded glass into exquisite works of art. This remarkable initiative aligns seamlessly with our core values of art, community, and nature, making it a shining example of the intersection of environmental responsibility and creativity. With environmental care and a commitment to art at its core, our recycled glass program demonstrates that repurposing can be a transformative and beautiful process. Each recycled blown glass piece not only tells a tale of renewal, but also contributes to Sundance’s ongoing commitment to responsible living.
Avalanche patrol dog being held by it's trainer.

Unleashing Heroes on the Slopes

Since its inception in the mid-70s, the Avalanche Dog Program at Sundance Mountain Resort has played a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of adventurers exploring the pristine slopes of Utah. Over two decades, more than 20 dogs have been an integral part of this life-saving program, with each passing year adding new layers of expertise and knowledge to the curriculum. The program operates as a living legacy of dog training in Utah, where skills, information, and knowledge are not only passed down from one handler to the next but are also continuously refined and improved. It's a torch of knowledge that illuminates the path to safety, ensuring that the Avalanche Dog Program remains at the forefront of rescue efforts in the mountainous terrain.
A snowy mountain landscape during twilight, with dark, imposing peaks under a dusky sky contrasted by the bright, white snow. a solitary skier is visible on the lower left side, emphasizing the vast scale.

Night Owling at Sundance

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure at Sundance this winter season as you immerse yourself in the captivating world of "Night Owling." This extraordinary experience, presented by the Great Basin Wildlife Rescue, invites you to explore the solitude of a Mount Timpanogos winter landscape on a professionally guided snowshoe tour. Through live owl encounters and expert-led wildlife discussions, Night Owling brings the magic of the night to life in a way that is both educational and enchanting.
Fine dining table setting in the Tree Room at Sundance Resort.

Meet the Iconic Tree Room Pepper Steak

Sundance has always been a haven for the arts, and the culinary experience is one of the many reasons guests savor their stay at Sundance. Among the resort’s dining treasures, our Forbes Four-Star Tree Room restaurant stands as a beacon of delight for the senses. Enter the realm of culinary excellence as we explore an iconic, timeless dish that has secured its place as a beloved staple at the Tree Room.
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Holiday Magic at Sundance

Step inside a real-life snow globe this holiday season to experience the magic of Christmas at Sundance. As the Thanksgiving leftovers are put away, the resort transforms into a winter wonderland, ready to captivate visitors with a month-long celebration of Christmas cheer. From the moment you arrive, you'll be greeted by the warmth of festive decorations that signal the beginning of a season filled with joy and memory making. The day after Thanksgiving marks the start of the Christmas transformation at Sundance Mountain Resort. Our staff adorns every corner with twinkling lights, lush greenery, and the unmistakable scent of fresh pine. This means that from late November through Christmas, guests can immerse themselves in the enchanting ambiance of holiday decorations, creating the perfect backdrop for memorable moments with loved ones.
A woman in a cozy art studio paints a colorful landscape on a small canvas, surrounded by brushes and palettes.

Explore Creativity with the Sundance Visiting Artist Program

Here at Sundance, a value for the arts is at the very core of who we are. From day one, Sundance has not only captivated visitors with its stunning natural beauty, but also strived to enrich the cultural experience through creativity. At the heart of this initiative lies the Sundance Art Studio, a haven for local Utah artists to showcase their talents and connect with a community that values art, nature, and camaraderie. Through our unique Visiting Artist Program, we explore diverse mediums, host engaging events, and display the seamless integration of art and nature. At the epicenter of this artistic endeavor is the Sundance Art Studio, an enchanting space that serves as a canvas for local Utah artists each month. The studio curates a selection of artwork, ranging from framed pieces to captivating prints, showcasing a rich tapestry of mediums. From oil paintings to photography, watercolor to collage, the diversity of artistic expression is on full display, providing guests with a visually stimulating and culturally enriching experience.
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Dine With Us at The Foundry Grill

If you're searching for the perfect dining experience in the Park City area, look no further than The Foundry Grill here at Sundance Mountain Resort. This hidden gem specializes in upscale home-cooked meals, offering a unique dining experience that's perfect for families, friends, and special occasions. The Foundry Grill is distinguished by its commitment to providing a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere. Whether you're celebrating a milestone or just want a delightful meal with loved ones, The Foundry has something special to offer. Many of our dishes are designed to be shared, fostering a sense of togetherness around the table.
Five skiers enjoy the breathtaking views and good company at the top of the mountain.

The Countdown to Ski Season is On

The snow has already begun falling in the mountains, and all eyes are fixed on the fast approaching December 2nd opening day at Sundance. Whether you’re a seasoned Sundance enthusiast or a first timer on the mountain, you won’t want to miss what’s in store for season pass holders this year! Sundance Season Passes are your golden ticket to experiencing the best skiing in Utah. Sundance Mountain Resort has always been renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, outstanding terrain, and commitment to delivering an exceptional skiing and snowboarding experience. This season, we’re taking it up a notch. Here's a sneak peek at what's new and exciting for the ‘23-24 season!
Rendering of The Springs exclusive spa at Sundance Resort.

Introducing the Springs at Sundance

Nestled within the picturesque landscape of Sundance, a hidden gem in the heart of Utah's rugged wilderness, lies an exciting addition to your mountain getaway experience — the Springs at Sundance. As we eagerly await the arrival of December 2023, we wanted to share our enthusiasm for these brand new spa and relaxation pools exclusively designed for our mountain lodging guests!
Stunning view of the fall color changes in the Utah mountains.

Embrace the Season at the Sundance Harvest Market

As the leaves start to change and the air becomes crisp, the Sundance Harvest Market emerges as a cherished tradition, celebrating the bounty of the season for over two decades. This year, on September 23-24, we invite you to join us in the heart of Utah's stunning landscape for a remarkable weekend filled with art, nature, and community. Experience the best of Utah fall activities, indulge in culinary delights, find unique treasures, and be serenaded by live music amidst the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds us. It's a celebration of art, nature, and community that you won't want to miss. See you at the Harvest Market!
Stunning mountaintop wedding venue at Mandan Summit.

Mountaintop Moments on Mandan Summit

For the visitor who wants a true mountaintop experience at Sundance, Mandan Summit stands as a testament to nature's grandeur and human ingenuity. Since the construction of the Outlaw chairlift in 2021, this accessible peak has become a sought-after destination at Sundance Resort, elevating the guest experience to new heights, both literally and figuratively. One of the standout features of Mandan Summit is its unrivaled views of two iconic natural wonders: Mount Timpanogos and Stewart Falls.  Sitting at an impressive elevation of over 7000 feet, Mandan Summit offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to bask in the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape. Guests have referred to it as a place where you can almost feel like you're receiving a warm embrace from the mountain itself, as the views stretch out in all directions, providing an awe-inspiring panorama of the Sundance area, the canyon below, and the majestic Utah mountains that dominate the horizon.
Surrounded by the green majesty of the mountain, a biker makes their way through Lower Switchback Alley.

A Mountain Biker’s Dream

If you're a fan of Utah mountain biking, we’ve got some thrilling news for you. After a hiatus of a couple of years due to the construction of the new lift, the much-awaited new mountain biking trails off the Wildwood Lift area are now open, offering an exciting opportunity for enthusiasts to reconnect with the beauty of the mountains and experience a fresh adrenaline rush. These trails, which have remained untouched and unutilized during the construction phase, are a welcome addition for both intermediate and experienced riders!
A skier descends a steep, snowy slope with a cloud of powder trailing behind, surrounded by rugged, snow-covered mountains under a cloudy sky.

Sundance x Steven Nyman

Over the years, Sundance Mountain Resort has had the privilege of being a nurturing ground for many stories, passions, and dreams. Among these, the journey of Steven Nyman, who was recently named one of the 50 Most Interesting Athletes, may be one of our best testaments to the enduring partnership between mountain athletes and our beloved landscape. From his formative years spent exploring the woods and slopes to his illustrious skiing career and recent retirement, Steven Nyman's story is woven intricately with the fabric of Sundance's ethos.
Aerial view of summertime campgrounds at Sundance Resort.

Reinventing the Camping Experience

We’re unbelievably thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Snow Peak with a shared vision: to redefine camping and create an outdoor experience that blends hospitality with nature. Both Sundance and Snow Peak are passionate about showcasing the beauty of the great outdoors while ensuring comfort and accessibility for all. At the core of this collaboration is the belief that nature should take center stage, aligning seamlessly with Sundance's commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the mountains. Our goal is to design camping experiences that are not only comfortable but also deeply rooted in the wilderness, providing guests with an opportunity to reconnect with nature in an immersive yet controlled manner.
Morning light shines on the Sundance Rehearsal Hall nestled in the trees.

Host Your Next Corporate Event at Sundance

Nestled in the breathtaking beauty of Utah's Wasatch Mountains, Sundance offers a unique blend of nature, serenity, and world-class facilities, making it an ideal choice for hosting corporate gatherings. Inspire and stimulate creativity and growth in your company by providing your employees with an event package tailored to your group’s needs. From flexible meeting spaces, to world class catering, to team building activities on and off the mountain, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better corporate meeting space than Sundance Mountain Resort.
A view from behind musicians on an outdoor stage facing a large audience gathered in a natural amphitheater surrounded by trees and hills at dusk.

Introducing Bluebird Bands

Spurred on by the high demand for the Bluebird Cafe, we’re proud to introduce our new outdoor music experience: Bluebird Bands. We’ve partnered again with the Bluebird Cafe to bring some of Nashville’s best bands to the Sundance stage.  Our Bluebird Cafe series is traditionally an acoustic show, but Bluebird Bands will be a full band, plugged in concert experience. Some of the best musicians in Nashville will be coming to the resort to perform their own catalog of songs at the Sundance Theatre on Sundays, starting with the Stephen Kellogg Band on September 3rd. 
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From Wild West Saloon to a Cozy Sundance Staple

The fascinating history of the Owl Bar dates back to the 1890s, when it was originally located in Thermopolis, Wyoming. The original Rosewood Bar served as a watering hole for cowboys and other travelers, including Butch Cassidy’s Hole in the Wall Gang. A century later, Robert Redford brought it to Sundance to restore it and turn it into the Owl Bar, where the bar and bar back are still originals from the 1890s. One of the things that sets the Owl Bar apart from other bars is its unique ambiance. The dimly lit interior, combined with the crackling of the fireplace and the soft sounds of live music, creates a cozy and intimate atmosphere that is perfect for enjoying a drink or a meal with friends and family. The bar also features a number of unique touches, including photos of the original Butch Cassidy and his gang, as well as images of Robert Redford’s adaptation of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
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Experience Sundance’s Newest Treasure: Pahneekahvets Trail

One of the most breathtaking experiences guests can enjoy at Sundance during the summer months is to simply explore the untouched beauty of Provo canyon on foot. Within the pristine natural playground of our land lies our newest hidden gem, Pahneekahvets Trail — a hiker's paradise waiting to be discovered! Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a nature enthusiast seeking a peaceful escape, Pahneekahvets Trail promises to enchant you with its awe-inspiring scenery and invigorating outdoor experience.  The story of Provo valley begins with its earliest inhabitants, the Noochew Ute, and specifically the Toompahnahwach (Mouth of the Headwaters) band of the Ute Indian Tribe. The Sundance area was not a permanent home to the Ute, due to the extreme winter conditions. They would use this area in the summer months, however, to hunt and gather plant foods and medicinal herbs — some of which you can still see along the trail today. 
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Fly Fishing at Sundance

Guests can choose from a variety of guided fishing trips, from half-day to full-day excursions, that are tailored to both beginners and experienced anglers. The guides are knowledgeable about the local waters and can help visitors select the best flies and techniques for catching fish. They also provide all the necessary gear, including rods, reels, and waders. With almost four thousand fish per mile, the Provo River should be on any experienced angler’s bucket list! Spend a day with a world-class guide who can take you to water that will test your ability and give you stories to tell for years to come. Utah’s waters are relatively unknown, and even the most seasoned anglers will be blown away by the adventures that await on the Provo River.
Jerry Warren navigating the ski slopes at Sundance Resort.

Celebrating a Sundance Hero

Jerry showed up to his first day at Sundance (Timp Haven at the time) in 1968 wearing skis that were too long and boots that were too small. Nothing could stop him from navigating (and eventually mastering) the slopes though. Once he got the hang of things (and the right size of boots and skis), he went on to become a professional ski instructor. Throughout his 50+ year career, Jerry served in several other capacities including Sundance’s Director of Mountain Operations, and was the first Assistant Director of Snowbird’s ski school when the resort opened in 1971. Today we honor the decades of impact he made not just on the Sundance community, but on the ski industry as a whole, as we wish him a happy (and very well earned) retirement.
Top view of an artist's workspace with paint tubes, brushes, a palette, a mixing tray, and a paint-stained table showing vibrant strokes and splatters.

Classes at the Sundance Art Studio

The arts have always been the cornerstone of Sundance, and our Art Studio is a unique offering at the resort that you won’t find in most other places. Nestled underneath Mount Timpanogos, the Art Studio offers a creative outlet for guests to design their own works of art. The gallery portion of the studio displays work of talented local artists — a new artist and medium is showcased every month. One of the standout features of the Art Studio, however, is the variety of art classes and workshops that are offered. Art Studio Classes are a 2 hour experience where guests learn a craft, then create a piece themselves, taking away a lasting memory of their Sundance visit. Our wide variety of single-session workshops include jewelry making, wheel-thrown pottery, journal making, soapmaking, watercolor, acrylic painting, printmaking and drawing. Each of our classes are taught by experienced instructors who provide guidance and support every step of the way.
Three individuals in the resort landscape showing the latest Sundance clothing designs.

Shopping at Sundance

After a long day of mountain adventure, a little bit of shopping can be a nice way to unwind. Whether you're looking for something special to remember your visit by, Sundance clothing, locally made products, or outdoor gear, we have a variety of shopping experiences to meet all your needs. The most popular shopping stop at Sundance is the General Store, the birthplace of the Sundance Catalog, located in the heart of the resort. The store features an extensive collection of Sundance-branded clothing and accessories, perfect for anyone who wants to take a little bit of mountain magic home with them! Additionally, visitors can purchase handmade jewelry, unique gifts, and various other locally made products.
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Unforgettable Sundance Stays

Choosing the right accommodations is a key component of planning your mountain vacation. Whether you’re looking for an intimate couples retreat, a family-friendly cabin, or girls get-aways, Sundance lodging options are sure to exceed your expectations.  Indulge in luxurious accommodations and soak in the stunning views from your private cabin or suite. From cozy fireplaces to comfortable furnishings, our lodging is designed to make you feel right at home. One of the most unique and desirable aspects of visiting Sundance is the ability to feel secluded and immersed in nature, no matter where you stay.
Gorgeous aerial view of Bearclaw Cabin partially covered in the morning mist.

Dining at Bearclaw Cabin

If you’re looking for a restaurant with a view during your visit to Sundance, you won’t find a better option than our famous Bearclaw Cabin. A true mountaintop dining experience, Bearclaw is the only mountaintop lodge in the state of Utah, giving you 360-degree views of Utah and Heber Valleys, as well as the surrounding Wasatch Mountains. Take a break from your ski day to enjoy tacos, burritos, nachos and drinks with your friends at the top of the mountain.

Treat Yourself to the Spa at Sundance

Experience healing and restoration during your Sundance visit with one of our many customizable spa services. Nestled in the Mandan Cabins above the main base, the Sundance Spa is another level of escape – a place for you to unplug, unwind, and restore balance and wellness in your mind and body. Our therapists are experienced, tenured, and trained in multiple modalities. Committed to the healing experience our spa offers guests, most of our therapists have been with us for many years. In fact, one of them has been at Sundance for over 25 years! Our customized massages are designed to maintain balance and wellness throughout the year, and can be tailored to your body’s specific needs.
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Join Us for the Sundance Film Festival

Storytelling has always been the soul of Sundance, and visiting the resort during the Sundance Film Festival is one of the most unique experiences you can have here on the mountain. When Robert Redford bought the land we enjoy at Sundance today, the dream was always to build a community committed to the balance of art and nature. Every January, we get to celebrate that dream realized during the film festival.
Ski lift nestled between the mountains at Sundance Resort.

Skiing Sundance Over the Years

Backed up against 12,000ft Mount Timpanogos, visitors will be hard pressed to find a more stunning natural setting than Sundance. Thoughtful design that keeps the natural scenery at the forefront of our guests' experience sets Sundance apart from other ski areas that are more geared towards development than nature.
A family of skiers walking away from the ski lift holding all of their equipment.

Ship Skis to Sundance Resort

Sundance Resort is excited to partner with Ship Skis to offer stress-free shipping of your skis to the Resort ahead of time. Don't waste time at the airport - ship with Ship Skis — the most convenient and affordable door-to-door shipping service for your ski equipment and luggage. Unlike the airlines, Ship Skis provides a hassle-free travel experience backed by an on-time guarantee. You can even save on your car rental costs by traveling light.
Gorgeous snow-covered view on the slopes of Sundance Mountain Resort.

New Terrain This Season

With 5 beginner runs, 4 intermediate runs, and 1 advanced run, there’s new Sundance Resort ski terrain for every level of experience this season. Access our 10 new runs via a 7 minute ride up our brand new Wildwood lift at the top of Jake’s. The new terrain sits on a south-facing portion of the mountain, so it’s a great place to ski in the mornings if you’re looking to stay warm!
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Savor the Stay

Our philosophy is that food is art, and every culinary adventure on the mountain brims with beauty and passion. Fine dining is integrated with nature in a captivating and unforgettable way at each of our restaurants at the resort, and we’re particularly fond of our fireside options during the winter months!
Wedding venue for up to 200 people at Sundance Mountain Resort.

Get Married on the Mountain

Begin your marriage surrounded by the magic of the Wasatch Mountains! With nearly 5000 acres of enchanting wilderness beneath Utah's Mount Timpanogos, Sundance is the perfect setting to take your vows.
Man skiing between the trees down a snow covered mountain.

Season Passes at Sundance

Ski all season long, any day, as many times as you want – the power is in your hands to write your Sundance story. Our RFID enabled passes get you on the slopes as efficiently and smoothly as possible, so you can worry less about fumbling through your pockets and more about that perfect moment of silence when you sit on the lift and are carried up the mountain to the blissful adventure that follows.
Sundance Mountain Resort visitor returns from a mountain biking adventure in spring.

Mountain Biking at Sundance

Join us on the mountain for over 25 miles of lift-serviced trails! Mountain biking at Sundance has traditionally been best suited for intermediate or experienced riders, but we are pleased to announce that we’ve added novice trails to the Sundance mountain biking experience this year.
Four cheerful skiers in colorful winter gear walking down wooden stairs together, holding skis and poles, with a ski resort building in the background.

Introducing the Sundance S-Card

Winter is coming, and it’s time to start planning your adventures to Sundance for fresh powder, clean air, and stunning views. With 50 runs across 500 acres of mountain, there is exciting terrain for every level of experience at Sundance Mountain Resort.
Bluebird Cafe outdoor concert series is the perfect date night event in Utah.

Stories & Songs with Nashville’s Best

We’re honored to be celebrating 20 years of partnership with Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe this year at Sundance Mountain Resort. The Bluebird has long been a monument of country music, perhaps most famously known as the place where artists like Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, and Taylor Swift got their start.
A solo musician takes the stage at our free outdoor summer music event.

Music on the Mountain

Every summer, we love to bring the arts to the forefront with our free music events on the lawn, to celebrate and inspire our community. These family-friendly live music nights are a great way to get outside with your kids and loved ones for a memorable summer evening.
Prince Charming and Cinderella dancing in the meadow with a gorgeous mountain backdrop.

Sundance Summer Theatre Presents a Magical New Experience

If you’re planning a visit to our family resort in Utah this summer, don’t miss your opportunity to experience the Summer Theatre — a Sundance tradition since 1970! Set beneath the shadow of magnificent Mt. Timpanogos, a show in our outdoor theater is a family-friendly activity like no other.
Two horses prepare for a ride at the Sundance Stables

Mountain Adventures for the Whole Family

When you’re looking for a family friendly resort in Utah, activities are everything. Shared experiences are the building blocks of childhood memories, and Sundance Mountain Resort is brimming with magic and adventure for families of all ages. The best way to experience the mountain? Get out and explore it!
The Lookout barbecue restaurant features plenty of outdoor seating - open in summer and winter.

Dinner With a View

Whether you’re staying with us on the mountain or you're a frequent local visitor with a craving for excellent barbecue in Utah county, don’t miss your chance to visit The Lookout! Reinvented from the original Creekside Cafe, this restaurant with a view serves up delectable mountain barbecue alongside sweeping views of the Wasatch. 
A picturesque winter landscape featuring snow-covered mountains with ski slopes, chairlifts, and sparse trees under a clear blue sky.

Robert Redford Tells the Story of Sundance

Robert Redford tells the story of Sundance in this beautiful video.
A scenic winter landscape showing snow-covered mountains with ski tracks and snow-covered pines under a blue sky. skiers are visible on the slopes, and a ski lift runs along the side.

Sundance Ticket to Zen

Sundance earns a spot in the Daily Burn's list of top 10 wellness hotels!
A silhouette of a fisherman, casting a line in a misty river during sunrise at Sundance Resort, with dense foliage and a glowing sky in the background.

Remembering “The Movie”

Robert Redford's film adaptation of a 1976 story is still stealing hearts.
Three people mountain biking on a grassy trail through a wooded area, with lush green trees surrounding them. the foreground shows a person leading, with two others following.

Family Fun on Two Wheels

*Guest post by Susan Strayer, from Mountain Mom and Tots “They lied. This is isn’t the easiest way down!” My…
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Romance at Sundance

*Guest post by Susan Strayer, from Mountain Mom and Tots In July, my husband and I celebrated our thirteenth wedding…
A ski lift station with an enclosed green lift cabin and an adjacent open chairlift carrying skiers, set against a snowy mountain landscape and a clear blue sky.

Red’s Lift

After more than 30 years of service on the back mountain, Arrowhead Lift was retired and replaced by Red’s Lift, named after the Redford family. This state-of-the-art chairlift opened for…
An amazing, green mountain view from the lift

Mountain Tops, Forest Trails and Waterfalls

*Guest post by Susan Strayer, from Mountain Mom and Tots As a resident at Sundance Mountain Resort, I’m lucky to…
A snowboarder in a red jacket carves through deep powder among white-barked trees on a snowy day, kicking up a spray of snow.


Snowfall this January was unprecedented, with more than 130 inches of fresh powder fell on our slopes. The near-constant storms pushed base totals over 100″ for the first time in…
Fisheye lens photo of an art studio with a vivid native american painting in the foreground and people viewing art in the background. paintbrushes and a palette are also visible.

Skis as Art!

The Art Studio brought in five local artists and turned them loose on blank wooden ski silhouettes. We saw beautiful painting, woodburning, ink techniques from these talented artists who showed…
A cozy restaurant interior with a rustic cabin feel, featuring wooden beams, a large geometric-patterned rug on the wall, and multiple tables set with white linens and lit lamps.

Tree Room Summer Menu

At Sundance, everything is art, especially the food! The Tree Room has been a mainstay of the Resort since its inception, and the restaurant was recently awarded a Forbes…
Girl wears a cozy Sundance logo hat

Sundance Logo Merchandise

This winter we rolled out a brand-new line of Sundance logo merchandise, including custom T’s and Sweatshirts, beanies, hats and classic leather work-ski gloves! Retro designs, unique colors and durable…


It’s all about the process here at the Sundance Art Studio. Learn one of the oldest forms of jewelry making by creating your own ring, bracelet or pendant in the silversmithing class.