Sundance is located in peaceful Provo Canyon in the state of Utah.
Sundance Ski Resort is a peaceful ski sanctuary that offers mountain terrain unmatched in its natural beauty. The spectacular scenery is alp-like, with the towering peaks of 12,000-foot (3,600-m) Mount Timpanagos.
Robert Redford purchased thousands of acres of land in Provo Canyon with the desire to “preserve the natural splendor of the area and to develop a small, sustainable community for nature and the arts.”
The resort offers a nostalgic step back in time to the way ski areas once were.
Sundance’s rustic but elegant lodging accommodations offer guests many choices: studios, Sundance suites and Mountain suites, with full kitchen, living and dining areas. Luxury mountain homes are available, too.
The village at Sundance has a quiet atmosphere and emphasizes its natural surroundings rather than glitzy nightlife.
Sundance offers a peaceful skiing experience. The ski area limits its use to 1,500 skiers per day on its two double and two triple chairs. The terrain provides lots of open and tree-lined skiing, plenty of powder, and a 2,150-foot vertical drop. The area is also popular with cross-country skiers, and offers mountaineering and ice skating.
The season runs from December 10 to the first Saturday in April or Easter (weather permitting). Peak season is December 20 to January 2, and January 15 to March 15. Since the installation of snowmaking facilities there is seamless coverage from the bottom of the front mountain to the top of the back mountain.
Sundance exists in harmony with the surrounding natural environment and is tiny compared with other U.S. ski resorts. There are just three lifts serving 41 trails, a fraction of the numbers found elsewhere.
Within a few hours’ drive from several state parks and national forests, as well as Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Sundance is a great base for hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, and scenic drives. Bridal Veil Falls, home of the world’s steepest tram, is only about eight miles from the resort. Horseback riding and fly-fishing are popular right around the village and surrounding mountains, and the lodge is a popular spot for group events.
Sundance offers some great restaurants but not a lot of late-night revelry.Sundance is definitely a perfect ski vacation for couples and also for those seeking of natural splendor .