Sundance Resort Journal

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.

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.

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.

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.
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!
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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.