We live in New England and have skiied all around the Northeast, Colorado, and even Europe, but had never been to Utah. My wife and I decided decided to join some good friends to go skiing in Utah (2/08). After we had booked the trip, I was excited to tell people of our plans. When I told people we were going to Utah ...they would ussually ask, "where are you staying Park City? Deer Valley?..". when I told them Sundance Resort they ussually repsonded by saying ..oh thats a smaller place isn't it ....more of a family mountain.
I had been on to various web sites and I knew we would not be dissapointed by the food ( 4 stars restraunt on site) but I have to admit I was a bit concerned I was going to be spending my ski vacation on the bunny slope (not the most challenging of terrain). So that I would get a feel for other resorts in Utah (and what we might be missing for terrain) we actually planned to ski the day we arrived at Park City then drive down to Sundance that night.
We arrived on a Thursday morning, we went directly to Park City. We skiied the afternoon at Park City, the mountain was huge, conditions were great and there were alot of people around. The base layout was a bit confusing, the slopes were full of people but in general a good day of skiing.
Thursday night our arrival at Sundance Resort was a bit delayed by an avalanch in the pass which was eventually cleared (can't complain about the amount of snow). Friday we awoke to clear blue skies, temps in the high 30s and more snow than I have seen im a long time. By the end of the day I had skiied some of the most challenging terrain in the 35 yrs of skiing (Far East, Red Finger).
We stayed at the Sundance Suites, which was a unit with a bed, sitting area with leather couch and a fire place, a small kitchen and a huge bath with steam shower and whirlpool tub. For less than $300/night peak season we had a rooom with our own fireplace, whirlpool tub and it included 2 list tickets per day and what ever we wanted to order for breakfast from the Foundry Grill Restraunt each moring...it was a great deal.
The staff was nice, everything was run well and very low key. We were on site for four days and never left. It is a compact resort but the 2 restraunts on site were very good, and the Owl bar had live music and a great atmosphere (I only complained about the half beer once).
Overall one of the most beatiful settings of any ski resort I have even been to, great food and accomidations and the best kept secret was the challening terrain. I would highly recommend Sundance as a ski destination.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Founded by Robert Redford in 1969, Sundance Mountain Resort is a year-round luxury mountain resort dedication to conservation, the arts, and community. We offer lodging accommodations ranging from a standard room to a four-bedroom home. We also have award-winning restaurants, shopping outlets, conference and catering services, and much more. Our Resort offers the following year-round activities: • Fly fishing • Art classes • Spa treatments • And more. We also offer the following seasonal activities: • Downhill skiing and snowboarding • Cross country skiing • Hiking and mountain biking • Horseback riding • Summer Theatre and Bluebird Cafe Concert Series • And more. "Sundance is an arts community, a recreational community, a community of people who appreciate the beauty of nature and feel the responsibility to preserve it... As you'll see, Sundance has many shapes, many moods, and many possibilities. Somewhere in our community awaits an experience which belongs to you and we are committed to helping you find it." -Robert Redford ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sundance Hotel Sundance
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