Winter Sports Adventure at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah


Vertical: 2,150 ft

Top elevation: 8,250 ft

Base elevation: 6,100 ft

Skiable area: 450 acres

Runs: 44

Lift system: 4 chairlifts (3 quads, 1 triple)

Terrain parks: 2 intermediate/advance- beginner

Enjoy breathtaking views, great snow, fresh and clean air, and amazing food. Sundance may not be Utah’s largest resort. Still, its rugged simplicity graced by vast acres of protected wilderness at the base of 12,000 ft Mt. Timpanogos makes undoubtedly one of the most memorable and worth visiting!

Sundance is a sanctuary for inspiration and discovery that offers diverse mountain recreation experiences year-round.

Nestled beneath majestic Mount Timpanogos, Sundance Resort, also known as Sundance Mountain Resort, is 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Provo, Utah. Spanning over 5000 acres on the slopes of Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch Range offers something for everyone.

Alpine Skiing in the area began as early as 1944. When the actor Robert Redford acquired the site in 1968, he established a year-round resort, creating the independent Sundance Film Festival and the non-profit Sundance Institute. Sundance commits to balancing art, nature, and community.

Mt Timpanogos is just an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City and around 45 minutes from Park City.


Skiing and Snowboarding. The mountain resort is frequently visited primarily for skiing and snowboarding by both beginners and experts who want to improve their performance. The Sundance PSIA/AASI certified instructors are amiable, offering Home Base Skiing techniques that make learning both fun and useful, making the most of your abilities.

Skiers and snowboarders of all rank will find everything they need- thick evergreen forests, long cruising slopes, wide bowls, steep and narrow chutes.

Ski lifts: Open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm from mid-December to April.

Twilight and Night Skiing: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (until 9:00 pm)

If you wish to take a break, stop in at mountaintop Bear Claw Cabin for a warm cuppa and some grub. The place offers a 360-degree jaw-dropping view of the surrounding Wasatch mountains, across the Heber and Utah Valleys.

Zip Tour. The resort has Utah’s longest Zipline with a vertical drop of 2100 ft. The Winter Zip Tour at Sundance offers the most majestic views of Mount Timpanogos at a 65-mile an hour trip. Ensure you are clothed with your most comfortable winter jacket and dress because this activity will be freezing. Another advantage is that you control your tour’s speed, so you can make it slow or make stops in between to take in the awe-inspiring scenery!


Fly FishingVisitors can enjoy fly fishing at Sundance at any time of the year. Regardless of experience level, packages offer a half or full-day guided fishing trip on the Provo River with the company of one of their expert guides. The River is a Blue-Ribbon Fishery providing a high-quality fishing experience for all.

Night Owling. This guided snowshoe tour of Great Basin Rescue uses wild owls to teach about local wildlife. Once out on the trail, you’ll call out in hopes that you’ll see one of these beautiful birds in its natural habit.

Mountain Biking. The 25+ miles of Sundance is lift-serviced, single-track mountain biking with exciting terrain and breathtaking vistas. All the trails are designed for uphill and downhill riding and have excellent intermediate and advance trail riding. For travelers who don’t have a bike and interested in trying the latest in mountain bike technology, Sundance has multiple mountain bike rentals in the area. The resort has been hosting numerous mountain bike races throughout the summer for riders of all abilities.

Mountain Hiking. Over 10 miles of mountain trails welcome hikers of all levels. The lift will take you up, and you enjoy that rewarding feeling as you pace yourself walking down. You can also challenge yourself on a hike to the summit for a more adventurous day and then ride down.


Mountain cottages are tucked into the mountainside and echo the simplicity and beauty of their natural setting with rough sawn beams, stone fireplaces, or wood stoves. There are many options for guests; to stay in a mountain loft, mountain suite, Sundance suite, studio, or standard room. There are homes available as well, all of them easily accessible from charters such as the Utah shuttle.

Sundance is the home of Tree Room, an award-winning dining. A Forbes four-star restaurant, the Foundry Grill, noted by Zagat’s for its “brunches to die for.” The Tree Room offers seasonal mountain cuisine complemented by a romantic atmosphere – candlelight and soft illumination highlighting the Native American art and western memorabilia from Robert Redford’s private collection.