SUNDANCE UTAH SKI RESORT and PROVO CANYON
SUNDANCE RESORT is a ski resort located 13 miles northeast of Provo, Utah on Mount Timpanogos in Utah's Wasatch Range. Skiing began on the site in 1944; actor Robert Redford acquired the area in 1969, and established a year-round resort which would later spawn anindependent film festival and a non-profit institute of the same name.
The Resort's webpage illustrates the romanticism of the receational, artistic and natural beauty of the area. Please visit www.sundanceresort.com for more information.
"People here come from all walks of life, but one belief is shared: our community should represent who we are and what we believe. Sundance is an arts community, a recreational community, a community of people who appreciate the beauty of nature and feel the responsibility to preserve it. We want to help you find those elements of the Sundance experience which will most meet your needs and your dreams. As you'll see, Sundance has many shapes, many moods, and many possibilities."
Sundance Resort is heavily oriented towards advanced skiing; only three of the resort's 41 trails are marked "Easiest". 80% of the resort by area is designated "More Difficult" or "Most Difficult". The resort terrain climbs 2,150 vertical feet up the northeast slope of Mount Timpanogos, reaching the crest of the ridge at Bearclaw Cabin. This restaurant at the resort's apex of 8,250 feet provides spectacular 360° views of the surrounding landscape, and of Mount Timpanogos as it rises to a height just short of 12,000'. The mountain is serviced by three chairlifts and a handle tow for beginners at the mountain's base.
"This place in the mountains, amid natureâs casualness toward death and birth, is the perfect host for the inspiration of ideas: harsh at times, life threatening in its winters of destruction, but tender in attention to the details of every petal of every wildflower resurrected in the spring. Nature and creativity obey the same laws, to the same end: life.â â Robert Redford
Redford presumably acquired the site because his first wife was from Utah, and because the couple had built a home in the area five years earlier. The resort is named after the role he played in the 1969 film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The resort of Sundance is not to be confused with the town of Sundance, Wyoming, the location from where the Sundance Kid received his name. Redford's 1972 film Jeremiah Johnson was filmed near the resort.
The Sundance Film Festival, held 30 miles (48 km) north in Park City, is a competition for independent film makers that has become extremely well-known and popular in the film industry and media. It is the largest independent film festival in the United States, and also one of the largest in the world.
For information about the Sundance Film Festival, please visit this link: http://www.sundance.org/festival/