Sundance Resort Journal

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.
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 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.
A woman hiking on the Pahneekahvets trail pauses to take in the scenery.

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. 

Robert Redford Tells the Story of Sundance

Robert Redford tells the story of Sundance in this beautiful video.

Remembering “The Movie”

Robert Redford's film adaptation of a 1976 story is still stealing hearts.

Romance at Sundance

*Guest post by Susan Strayer, from Mountain Mom and Tots In July, my husband and I celebrated our thirteenth wedding…

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…
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…