Sundance - An Olympic Tale
Sundance Mountain Resort - Winter
Sundance, Provo, Utah
Perched at the base of the magnificent 12,000 ft Mount Timpanogos in Utah's Wasatch Range, the Robert Redford owned Sundance Mountain Resort is more reticent of an Alpine resort and offers a varied terrain of 45 runs in 450 acres of winter playground.
At a Glance
Superb alpine scenery that contrasts with other Utah ski resorts
A variety of rustic-chic lodgings that are nestled in the mountains above the village
A varied terrain with 45 runs over 450 acres meaning it is suitable for all levels of skiers
Complimentary ski passes with each day of stay
A variety of dining options from award winning restaurants to 'grab and go' mountain top lodges.
Keep an eye out for the friendly Sundance Ski Patrol and their rescue dogs who can be seen running down the mountain or riding on a chair lift!Scott Dunn team
Be sure to visit the Owl Bar which has the original Rosewood bar that was once frequented by Butch Cassidy’s Hole in the Wall Gang. This restored 1890’s bar was moved from Thermopolis, Wyoming to Sundance.Scott Dunn team
Offering a variety of accommodation consisting of lofts, suites, studios and mountain homes with each lodging being rustic yet modern and discreetly tucked away above the village. The majority of accommodations feature a kitchen, fireplace and a deck or patio as well as modern facilities such as iPod docking stations, DVD players and WiFi access. Guests are also offered complimentary ski passes, mountain hosting, wellness classes and first tracks privileges.
For the skiing enthusiasts Sundance offers groomed slopes, steep runs and open bowls giving a variety of terrain for all levels spread over 450 acres. It also offers night skiing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays as well as Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.
For those who enjoy snowshoeing and cross country skiing there is 15 km of daily groomed trails for skating and classic cross country skiing or 10 km of woodland trails for snowshoeing. There is also an opportunity to do both these activities by moonlight in the night owl adventure.
Having been protected from overdevelopment means Sundance is a peaceful resort with lots of natural beauty that offers a haven from the hustle and bustle of other Utah mountain resorts. Complimentary mountain tours are offered for an insiders view of Sundance and are useful for guests who haven't been before. If guests are looking for something else aside from snow activities there is also fly-fishing with a guide or a zip-line experience on the third longest in the country.
Sundance offers a variety of accommodation from lofts and suites with a kitchen, fireplace and deck or patio to the standard room. Accommodation is nestled in the mountain above the village in three main areas. Mandan has cottages near the Spa and is within walking distance to the village, River Run has condo-style rooms that follow the stream down into the village. featuring larger living areas and gas fireplaces and Pines has mountain suites with large modern bathrooms, jetted tubs and walk-in showers and located adjacent to the village.
All accommodations offer iPod docking stations, coffee maker with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and apple cider, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, Sundance Farms handmade soaps, bathrobes and TVs and DVD players.
Complimentary additions include: resort transport, ski passes for each day, wellness classes and WiFi as well as First Tracks privileges.
The largest of rooms types at 1000sqft, these are located in River Run and Mandan and offer a queen or king bed in the master bedroom with a gas or wood fireplace, deck or patio, full kitchen, living room, dining room and sleeper sofa. Additional sleeping for 1 - 3 people in the ladder-access loft above the living room or bedroom. The Mountain Loft Suites may also be combined with adjacent Studio rooms to create a two bedroom cottage. Ideal for families or groups of friends.
Located in all 3 areas, these are large suites at 750-900 sqft with a master bedroom with queen or king bed and sleeper sofa (by request) in the living room. It features a fireplace, deck or patio, full kitchen, living room and dining room. Mountain Suites can be combined with adjacent Standard or Studio rooms to create 2 or 3 bedroom cottages. Ideal for families or groups of friends.
550-700 sqft, these suites are located in Mandan and River Run and feature a queen or king size bed, fireplace, deck or patio, kitchenette, sitting area and sleeper sofa (by request).
500-600 sqft, these rooms are located in Mandan and River Run and are a double room with a little more living space. Featuring a queen or king bed, mini-refridgerator, wetbar, fireplace and deck or patio (by request).
400 sqft double room with a queen or king bed, located in Mandan. Standards can be combined with adjacent Suites to create 2 or 3 bedroom cottages.
All the dining options at Sundance Mountain Resort are integrated with a fresh and local organic produce philosophy. The resort has something for everyone whether you want to grab a quick bite to eat on your way to / from the slopes or are looking for a more intimate dinner in an award winning restaurant.
Serving fresh, seasonal mountain cuisine this is a Forbes Travel Guide Four Star restaurant which has also received Utah's 2014 Best of State award for fine dining as well as the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2014. With a romantic candlelit atmosphere, the walls are adorned with beautiful Native American art from Robert Redford's private collection.
Serving fresh, rustic dishes such as fish, chicken or steaks. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Once frequented by Butch Cassidy's Hole in the Wall Gang, the 1890's bar originated from Thermopolis, Wyoming and was moved to Sundance and restored. Serves cocktails, beer and wine along with pizza and snacks.
For fast food and BBQ's, it is located at the base of the ski slope so ideal for skiers to grab a quick bite to eat.
The only mountain top lodge in Utah with spectacular views. Serves fast food.
In the heart of the village, this deli offers fresh food including sandwiches, smoothies and baked goods.
Sundance offers skiing and snowboarding for a variety of levels with 45 runs in 450 acres or winter playground. The First Tracks program means guests can enjoy the fresh, untouched powder on the mountain on selected mornings. There is also the mountain hosts which is free to guests and will give an insight into skiing in Sundance.
The Nordic Center offers coaching sessions as well as rentals so showshoers can explore the 10 km of dedicated woodland trails and cross country skiers can enjoy the pristine back country and wide groomed trails. There is also night owl snowshoeing, full moon cross country ski or snowshoe nights.
For something a bit different Sundance offers fly fishing in the Provo river and zip lining for an exhilarating experience. The art shack is also available throughout the year offering pottery classes and silversmith workshops as well as a glass blowing studio.
The Spa at Sundance is an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate with massages, body treatments, facials and even has a kids menu with mini treatments.
Location & Directions
Sundance, Provo, Utah
Sundance Resort is located on Alpine Loop Road, perched up on the slopes of Mount Timpanogos in Utah’s Wasatch Range.
When to go
The ski season in the United States is longer than that in Europe. Most resorts open sometime in November, with Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in that month) being a common opening time, and stay open until mid to late April. The exceptionally high altitude means December through to February can be extremely cold, with temperatures sometimes reaching as low as -12C, although the skiing conditions remain very good. Warmer temperatures in the Spring mean more variable skiing conditions and softer, forgiving snow.