Sundance Resort Journal

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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…