Salt Lake and Sundance
About this time last year, my husband and I enjoyed a ski trip to Salt Lake City and Sundance Resort. I have been to this area several times previously and it never disappoints. I love the variety of ski resorts available from Salt Lake. Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton are all only about twenty minutes from the city.
Park City, home of the Sundance Film Festival, is just a short 45-minute drive from the Salt Lake City Airport. I have skied at all three resorts there: Park City Resort, The Canyons and Deer Valley. In addition to winter sports, the town also has great dining and art galleries.
This trip, we decided to try Sundance Resort — Robert Redford’s beautiful mountain venue nestled at the base of Mt. Timpanogos, just an hour from Salt Lake. As I had imagined, the resort is spectacular. Accommodations consist of suites dotted along the mountainside. Sundance offers art classes such as pottery, jewelry or print making for its guests. As one might expect, they are eco friendly and re-purpose all of the glass used on property. Guests can watch glassblowers turn trash into treasures.
Summertime at Sundance is even busier than the winter. Anglers can visit the on-site Orvis store for guided fly-fishing. Hiking trails are abundant here. The resort has a concert series from Nashville’s Blue Bird Café and a summer stock theater.
Dining at Sundance is a farm to table experience. The Foundry Restaurant is decorated with Robert Redford’s personal collection of Native American Art, which is stunning, and the food there is quite delicious. The Owl Bar features a mahogany-backed bar imported from Wyoming. Lore has it that Butch Cassidy himself sat there.
We can’t wait to go back!