Sundance has mountain terrain that is unmatched in its natural beauty. The spectacular scenery is alp-like, with the towering peaks of 12,000-foot (3,600-m) Mount Timpanagos.
The resort is the result of actor Robert Redford's vision to protect thousands of acres of wilderness and offer a peaceful ski sanctuary with unhurried skiing and unspoiled solitude. Sundance is for those seeking a peaceful, low-key village community. It offers a nostalgic step back in time to the way ski areas once were.
Sundance exists in harmony with the surrounding natural environment and is tiny compared with other U.S. ski resorts. There are just three lifts serving 41 trails, a fraction of the numbers found elsewhere. Robert Redford founded the resort in 1969 to rescue the area from over-development; it takes its name from his famed role in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
The season runs from December 10 to the first Saturday in April or Easter (weather permitting). Peak season is December 20 to January 2, and January 15 to March 15. Since the installation of snowmaking facilities there is seamless coverage from the bottom of the front mountain to the top of the back mountain.
Updated Winter 2015-16 - David B. Cronheim