Although Redford's ski resort complex spans 6,000 acres and is 20 minutes from Provo, 40 minutes from Park City, and about an hour from Salt Lake City, there's a friendly, small-town flavor to Sundance Resort.
Lodging at Sundance Resort is limited to a selection of just 96 guest cottages. Crafted with native woods and local stone, they're decorated with hand-wrought furnishings, providing unique comfort and charm. In Etta's Hideaway, one of the cottages, a pair of crossed snowshoes decorate the log wall above a sturdy wooden bed.
Twelve-thousand-foot Mount Timpanogos, the highest in Utah's Wasatch Range, looms over Sundance Resort, but there's much more than skiing here for a couple to do. Just don't plan a visit during the annual Sundance Film Festival in January; you'll be crowded out by celebrities and film-industry execs.
When you go to Sundance Resort, experience snowboarding and snowshoeing; daily lessons are available. Year-round, off-the mountain activities include classes in painting, drawing, pottery, photography, jewelry- and glass-making in the Artisan Center; fly-fishing for trout; and massages in-room or at the Spa at Sundance.
Shoppers will want to browse The General Store, which sells elegantly rustic clothing, accessories, and home furnishings.
Room service is not available at Sundance Resort, but at the base you can join hungry skiers at the Foundry Grill, Owl Bar, Sundance Grocery, Creekside day lodge, and the General Store for victuals. For a gourmet treat, opt for the Tree Room, the Sundance Resort's signature restaurant, which earned Four Diamonds from the American Automobile Association.