Sundance Resort Journal

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.
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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.
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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.
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.
A cozy, snow-covered cabin with a festively decorated wreath on the facade, surrounded by snowy pine trees, creating a picturesque winter scene.

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.
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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.
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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.