- The vertical drop from summit to base is 2149 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1184 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The highest point of the track is 8251 ft above sea level.
- Season starts on Dec 9 and ends on Apr 14 (126 days). Average season duration in the USA is 119 days.
- Sundance Resort features 60 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 57 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 15 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 1 sunniest in Utah.
The Ski Resort
Sundance Mountain Resort opens the majority of the front mountain for night skiing during the peak of the season. Night skiing days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Head to Top Gun, Montoya, Stampede, Maverick and even more to enjoy this special experience. New- you can ski the Terrain Park at night as well.
The philosophy of the Sundance Ski Team is to promote a love for the sport of skiing and outdoor activities and at the same time improve technical skills.
The mountain offers giant learning environments with dozens of runs to develop skills and gain confidence while working up to the steeps, deeps and bumps of the mountain´s vast terrain.
Starting from the Nordic Center you can either hit Ray´s lift or Handle Tow. Those two feature mainly generous green trails, perfect to warm up for the harder trails. Jake´s has a blue trail running parallel and additional blues like ´ Rollers´ and ´Maverick´ will please all intermediate skiers that visit Sundance.
At mid-mountain you can either ride with Flathead or Arrowhead. Flathead takes expert skiing pretty serious. From here you can access all the blacks, no matter if you prefer tree-skiing or deep bowls. ´Bishop´s Bowl´ is one of the longest runs and beginners should really steer clear since you can´t make up your mind when you already did half the trail. Arrowhead on the other side also gives intermediates a chance to discover the upper mountain. The great mix of blues and blacks makes the perfect place to ski outside your comfort level and improve and can easily be describes as the treasure chest of the Sundance Mountain. From Arrowhead lift you´ll have access to Ray´s lift which brings you to the front. Here you can hit the greens ´Navajo Cat Track´ and ´Sunnyside´ which are considered to be ideal for ski newbies.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
Owl Bar has its origins in Thermopolis, Wyoming and now moved to Sundance. Luckily! The bar serves the best cocktails in town, has beer right from the tap and an extensive wine list. Since you shouldn´t drink on an empty stomach you can also enjoy an creative and seasonal menu. On Friday and Saturday nights, live-music is never a shortage here.
Sundance Deli with the convenient location offers fantastic sandwiches, salads homemade baked goods, coffee specialties and fruity smoothies.
Bearclaw has skiers fast food on the menu. Take Ride Ray´s and Arrowhead ski lifts to the only mountaintop lodge in Utah from where you have the awesome 360-degree view of the Heber and Utah Valley. Creekside is perfect for a fast snack or you can rent it for private groups around the year.
Snowshoers can explore the terrain on 10 kilometers of dedicated trails winding through the woods. Even if it sounds bizarre, you can go biking in the snow! You can actually rent Fat Bikes at the Sundance Nordic Center. The specially groomed trails guarantee a fun experience!
You can spell Spa in Capital letters in the resort. Enjoy relaxing massages, body and face treatments, as well as manicures and pedicures to forget the action-filled day on the skis. The Art Studio also gives you the possibility to forget the world around you. Spend two hours in an Art Studios workshop. You can decide between single-session workshops in jewelry making, wheel-thrown pottery, watercolor, acrylic or oil painting, printmaking, photography or drawing. This way you can create your own souvenir that you can happily take home. Several events throughout the year like ´Summer Theater´, ´Author Series´ and outstanding music, film& art festivals will always feel entertained.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Dining and Restaurants
Tree Room is a great option if you´re up for fine dining. Seasonal mountain cuisine and candlelight atmosphere make your lunch or dinner here to a great experience. It gets extra special through the Native American art of Robert Reford´s private collection. If you need another proof how good the Four Star Restaurant is, it got Utah´s 2014 Best of State award for the amazing food. And wine fans will also be pleased since they already received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2014 as well.
Sundance offers the perfect getaway. Sundance is located just 55 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport and 45 minutes from Park City.
From Salt Lake City/Airport
Leaving the airport and look for I-80 east. After continue on I-215 in the southern direction. Leave the highway at exit Provo. After, take I-15 until exit 272. Drive on 800 North and pass Orem. Then change onto Highway 189 and drive for 7 miles on Route 92. From there follow the signage for Sundance ski resort.
From Park City
Take Hwy 248 to Highway 40. Turn right onto Highway 40 towards Heber City.
Drive through Heber City and turn right onto Highway 189 towards Provo. After, turn right onto Scenic Route 92 and continue for 2 miles to the ski resort.