Nestled in the shadow of Mount Timpanogos, the second-highest peak in the Wasatch, is the private preserve of Sundance. Only 450 of its 6000 acres are devoted to skiing; much of the rest helps protect the stunning beauty of the area. The history of Sundance goes back to the 1950s, when a local family, the Stewarts, operated a ski area on the site called Timphaven. It was a one-chair, one-rope tow operation. In 1969 actor Robert Redford bought the area and surrounding land from the Stewarts and created Sundance. He resisted the temptation to turn the place into a large-scale resort and instead focused on creating a comfortable atmosphere where artistic expression and environmental education would go hand-in-hand with a low-key resort experience.
more about Sundance
November 11, 2009
Sure, Utah's 13 resorts are known for their unbelievable snow. But the drinking scene has remained, well, questionable. Not anymore: Utah's changed their liquor laws. And that's only one of many improvements the state boasts for the 2009-10 ski season.
October 15, 2009
Early-season records for opening day are being set left and right
July 30, 2009
Sundance Resort, Robert Redford's idyllic Utah retreat, offers a luxury experience in a down-home setting that recalls the golden age of the sport. It just might be skiing's perfect paradox. <br><i>Photos by Dave Lauridsen</i> <br><strong><a href="http://www.skinet.com/ski/resorts/2008/11/the-natural-sundance-resort-ut"><span style="color: blue;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> Read the full article.</span></span></a></strong>