The ski area opened as Timp Haven in 1944 with a rope tow. It was run by the Ray Stewart family for over twenty years. Chairlifts were added in the 1960s. Redford presumably acquired the site because his first wife, Lola Van Wagenen, 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 ofSundance, Wyoming, the location from where the Sundance Kid received his name. Redford's 1972 film "Jeremiah Johnson" was filmed near the resort.
Sundance Resort is heavily oriented towards advanced skiing; only three of the resort's 41 trails are marked "Easiest." Nearly 80% of the resort by area is designated "More Difficult" or "Most Difficult." The resort terrain climbs 2,150 vertical feet (655 m) 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 (2,515 m) provides spectacular 360° views of the surrounding landscape, and of Mount Timpanogos as it rises to a height just short of 12,000 ft (3,658 m).
The mountain is serviced by three chairlifts and a handle tow for beginners at the mountain's base.
Dates of Season:
December 2012 – April 2013
Trails & Terrain:
•Terrain: 450 acres
•41 marked trails; 3 Lifts; Rop Tow
•Terrain Difficulty: 20% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 40% Advanced
Snowfall & Temperatures:
•Average Snowfall: 320 inches annually
•Summit Elevation: 8250 ft
•Base Elevation: 6100 ft
•Vertical Drop: 2150 ft
HOW TO GET THERE:
Salt Lake City International Airport is located an hour away and serves over
600 non-stop flights daily.
Our preferred car rental agency is Enterprise Rent-a-Car. For information on
our preferred corporate rates please contact the concierge:
When exiting the airport, turn right onto I-80 east. Then turn right onto I-215
heading south. Next take I–15 South towards Provo. Continue on I-15 to exit #272
(which is 800 North in Orem) turn left heading east.
Stay on 800 North through Orem to the mouth of the canyon. Stay in left hand lane,
which will drop onto Hwy 189.
Continue up the canyon approximately 7 miles to Scenic Route #92 which is the first
left after the tunnel. Sundance is 2 miles up the canyon on the left.