Sundance Resort

8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Sundance , UT (Driving Directions to Sundance Resort)
Last Updated: 10/27/2016 10:22 PM

Sundance Resort Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 9 Beginner
  • 16 Intermediate
  • 16 Advanced
Sundance Resort, Ranked 2nd in the Top 50 Mainland U.S. Resorts by Conde Nast Traveler's 2007 Readers Choice Awards.

Few places in the world have the majesty, beauty and convenience of Sundance. We offer beginner to expert skiing with terrain suitable for any skill level with 41 runs spread over 500 acres of snow-smothered terrain.

Whether you enjoy alpine skiing, ... snowboarding or cross country skiing, Sundance offers something for all winter enthusiasts. In Experts enjoy the steep and the deep in wide open bowls and narrow gladed chutes, while all can enjoy our immaculately groomed slopes. We also pride ourselves on being a place where families gather and hospitality is a way of life. Special kids programs and a variety of activities keep the family smiling all day.

Don’t miss a taking a break at Bearclaw Cabin to enjoy the incredible 360-degree views spanning from the Uinta Mountains to Utah Lake. Lifts are open 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Our Cross Country Ski Center has a full 26 kilometers of daily groomed trails and are available for skating and classic skiing. Snowshoers can explore our terrain on 10 kilometers of dedicated trails through the woods.
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Sundance Resort Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Sundance Resort Operations


Plan to Open 12/09

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 4

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 41

Weekend Hours


Sundance Resort Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

6,100 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,150 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

8,250 ft

Sundance Resort Ski Pictures and Photos

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Sundance Resort Trail Map

Sundance Resort Reviews & Tips (52)

Sundance is the only resort I have seen with a lift having two midstations, and the second midstation is higher in elevation than the top end of the lift. You actually ride down on the first lift to get the second lift to the top. The view from up there is nice. So are the prices. There are plenty of steeps for people who like them. Late in the season eastern skis will do. The elevator in the base lodge is convenient. And you can get a bus from Provo.
Sundance Resort review written Apr 04 2016 - 02:55 PM
stan Advanced Skier
Sundance was a lot better than expected. Steeper and more little pockets off-piste that I thought there would be. We had a great time and will definitely go back!
Sundance Resort review written Mar 23 2016 - 09:09 AM
Vinnie Advanced Skier
Skied on Friday 2/26 and had an awesome day. Enjoyed the laid back feel, the reasonable prices and watching skiers of all ages having a fun time. Runs were good despite the warm temps. The beach chairs at the upper hut are a relaxation must. We did a ski tour with the mountain hosts...worth the time. Even our injured skier enjoyed hanging out at the bottom in the rustic lodge. TIP: Go earlier than you think you may be small but it is charming. Take supplies for making somemore's at the outdoor firepits too!
Sundance Resort review written Feb 28 2016 - 10:01 PM
teri Intermediate Skier
I have skied Sundance for over 50 years and Thursday was a first. A fine looking moose stood for a couple of hours on Amy's Ridge and just let skiers pass and take picture. After that he ran down Bear Claw and onto Long Hollow. The beast was amazing. 900
Sundance Resort review written Feb 13 2016 - 06:59 PM
Will Advanced Skier
I got to Sundance on Wednesday at 9am and was able to park in the lower p-lot. Hardly anyone there all day. Loved it. And look forward to using Liiftopia again in the future.
Sundance Resort review written Feb 06 2016 - 07:29 PM
Steve Advanced Skier
Show up early to pick up rentals, it took an hour in the middle of the week to pick up skis. Thanks Brandon
Sundance Resort review written Jan 29 2016 - 02:04 PM
Brandon Advanced Skier
It snowed the night before. I spent the day with my daughters and we had a wonderful time. The resort employees were fun and friendly. It was great skiing. We enjoyed the quaint and relaxing Sundance ambience...and the food was good too.
Sundance Resort review written Jan 21 2016 - 02:50 PM
Randy Advanced Skier
Sundance has an upper parking lot. You can stop by the ticket office, and then park up there. There is a chair lift that can take you to the rest of the resort. When you're done skiing, you can ski right to your car.
Sundance Resort review written Jan 21 2016 - 02:37 PM
Rob Intermediate Snowboarder
Show up early if you are renting equipment. We lost 90 minutes of our day in the slowest equipment rental line I have ever experienced. Then they ran out of regular rental skis and tried to charge extra for upgraded. They were nice about it and waived the extra fee after some discussion but we ended up on the mountain pretty late in the day as a result of the delays. Once up though the skiing was great fun.
Sundance Resort review written Jan 19 2016 - 10:06 AM
BrianM Intermediate Skier
I've been wanting to ski Sundance for many years, this past weekend I finally got my chance. I was pleasantly surprised. I consider myself an expert skier and I really did not know what to expect. But I have to tell you, this place rocks. There was a lot more advanced runs than I could imagine.And the snow quality was exceptional. I will be back
Sundance Resort review written Jan 04 2016 - 08:44 PM
freddy Advanced Skier
If you are going to rent equipment do so the day before. It took my son and I about 2 hours to finally get our rental equipment as we did not plan ahead like so many others. Fortunately, they still had the boot sizes we needed, others were not so lucky.
Sundance Resort review written Dec 31 2015 - 02:20 PM
Snuskin Intermediate Skier
Waited over 2 hours for equipment rental (arrived at 8:30 a.m.). The rental office was completely overwhelmed. Good experience otherwise. As a family of 6, we will not return to Sundance. Too many other options and to pay for a day pass, but give up the first 2 hours is unreasonable.
Sundance Resort review written Dec 26 2015 - 11:31 PM
DW Cook Intermediate Skier
If you are a beginning skier, don't rely on the trail maps. They are very vague and can't be trusted. If you NEED to get to a certain run, ASK for directions first. We were lost much of the morning (it was snowing and windy the entire day), and finally mastered the trails by the afternoon. Conditions were good and service all day was INCREDIBLE!!!! I would suggest bringing a lunch. There are no tables at the deli, and the grill has average entree prices of $30. Can't wait to go back!!!
Sundance Resort review written Dec 22 2015 - 09:06 PM
Lori Intermediate Skier
Robert Redford is super cool. Met him in line in the chalet at the top of the hill. Very gracious and chatted about our common connection to the University of Colorado. BTW he is an awesome skier.
Sundance Resort review written Sep 14 2015 - 09:42 PM
Rob Buff Advanced Skier
Wonderful ski day---challenging runs, and beautiful setting. Lifts are not "high speed," but much to enjoy. Price was very good.
Sundance Resort review written Mar 11 2015 - 10:24 PM
Brian Advanced Skier
had a blast it has been years since i have been down a mountian had a lot of fun
Sundance Resort review written Feb 27 2015 - 08:47 AM
horse Advanced Snowboarder
Sundance is what I remember when I was young. A intimate small resort with something for everyone. The only recommendations I would make is that the lifties learn how to make sure that everyone quads up. That being said I had a great time! For a bad snow season, they had worked the runs well. I try to go to Sundance once a year when I am in Utah and will continue to do so.
Sundance Resort review written Jan 26 2015 - 07:52 PM
Gary Advanced Skier
I finally got on up there a few days after the most recent storm. Spent most of my time on the back mountain. The lift operators always share my enthusiasm for the day I am having. The day was sunny and bright with pretty full snow coverage everywhere from the upper lifts. I will go again. It is my resort, close to home, rustic, and lovely in every way. Just go. If you can get a work out on those thighs before, do so, because some of those runs are thigh burners if you have not skied recently.
Sundance Resort review written Jan 17 2015 - 03:00 PM
Jane Lepisto Advanced Skier
If you already have your lift tickets, then park in the upper lot. It is closer to a lift.
Sundance Resort review written Jan 11 2015 - 10:14 AM
Cindy Intermediate Skier
I hadn't been skiing in over 30 years, but since we were coming to the area I decided to give it a try, and take my family who has never been skiing. We were mid week- Wed. and Fri.- and we never waited in line for a chair. It was a nice place to get back into it. The staff is all super friendly and helpful. We did mostly easy and intermediate runs, I think the snow coverage was a little light for any of the more advanced runs, but where we were it was groomed and decent. For the ski school I had my wife and 3 teen to adult children in one lesson, and my 11 year old ended up one on one for his. My 11 year old did great, learned a lot and had a good time. The others didn't and wouldn't go back with me on Friday. Talking with them afterwards I don't think their instructor was very good. They got on the chair only one time and weren't very prepared for it. None of them learned enough to even enjoy it or feel like they were under control. Two of them are plenty athletic and coordinated so I think I could have done better myself.
Sundance Resort review written Jan 11 2015 - 10:13 AM
Blaine Lake Beginner Skier
Friendly atmosphere, small but nice resort for kids, snow cover a little thin. Bottlenecks at Ray's lift. It's slow and constantly stops. Good luck finding a table inside at lunchtime if it's cold. Beautiful scenery, nice runs and friendly staff
Sundance Resort review written Jan 06 2015 - 07:33 PM
Erik Advanced Skier
Legitimate steeps in their back bowls, get there and get paid with infamous Utah snorkel-snow face shots. Owl Bar serves great food and microbrews for a small price, and servers are friendly + easy on the eyes. I'll be back!
Sundance Resort review written Jan 05 2015 - 05:31 PM
SK8FREE 4EVER SNOWDAZE Advanced Snowboarder
Back mountain snow is better, right now until they get a little more snow.
Sundance Resort review written Jan 05 2015 - 02:12 PM
Rich Advanced Skier
My family and I rented equipment for night skiing as part of a Skitopia deal. We waited for 1 hour and 45 minutes to get our equipment with over 100 other very cold and frustrated people. Staff was helpflul but understaffed and overwhelmed. They need to either re-design the operations of their rental shop or not offer great deals that bring in droves of skiiers. Once we got on the slopes it was fine and again staff was helpful. I rode up with a young son of Sun Dance's General Manager and told the son about the crazy rental experience so he could pass along to his dad.
Sundance Resort review written Jan 05 2015 - 09:30 AM
Mark Advanced Skier
Even though the rental was a good value, I had to wait in line for over 90 minutes to get my gear! If you are coming to ride, I suggest you pay a little more and rent from someplace else.
Sundance Resort review written Dec 28 2014 - 03:28 PM
Christopher Beginner Snowboarder
Beautiful small, friendly resort, just ask staff for tips of the day on good runs. The blue runs are well maintained and provide challenge, there are even good short black runs for added thrills. Great place to go if you have one or more family members who do not ski they have art classes on site and resort is not too far from city for other activities! Should I be around next season I would defiantly go again.
Sundance Resort review written Apr 09 2014 - 01:36 PM
Kagan West Intermediate Skier
As a beginner snowboarder, I must admit I was hesitant to leave the bunny slope. They do not have their own lift on this one, so you have to ride up the conveyor belt contraption with all the kiddos... which sucked. At the end of my half day, I had finally mustered up the courage to check out a green. Wish I had done this much earlier, because it was basically just as flat as the bunny slopes (just a lot longer) and WAY more fun.
Sundance Resort review written Mar 31 2014 - 02:29 PM
Melissa Lucas Beginner Snowboarder
Went last week, snow was slushy but enjoyable. Lifts are slow and they loaded people with supplies on there and had to stop every 15 secs which was annoying. Helpful staff. For $30 I can't complain, had a great day all over.
Sundance Resort review written Mar 24 2014 - 08:43 PM
Julie Intermediate Snowboarder
I absolutely loved my experience at Sundance! I bought night skiing tickets on a whim for Presidents Day after seeing that they were only $15 dollars. I am currently on a lengthy snow tour around the northwestern states (I am from Arizona, this year was a mega drought for snow) so I was a little let down when I checked the snow report and discovered that the base was only 35" (most places I am hitting have 80+ inches). However, my expectations were greatly surpassed upon my arrival. The drive up the road to the resort was absolutely breathtaking. There were remains of a recent avalanche and lots of solid blue glacial ice lining the creek adjacent to the road. You are seemingly swallowed by steep canyon walls when you suddenly come up on a tiny little resort that is highly reminiscent of Davey Crockett style cabins from the old western beaver trapping days. I fell in love with it immediately! The snow was indeed a bit icy from a recent light rainfall, but if you know how to ride it shouldn't be an issue (these are early spring conditions after all). I am also a beginning skier and decided to take the first few runs on my Elan's to warm up. Though it was icy and a little scary, it was enjoyable even for my skiing level. The lift chairs were nice and poofy like a living room couch, and the staff there are extremely friendly and make great small talk. Utah residents, this is definitetly THE place to go if you are anything less than intermediate and want to hone in on your skills better. You wont have to deal with "big mountain" douchebags here, and there is a wide variety of grades and terrain to choose from. I have another night skiing date here next monday (thanks Liftopia!) and though I am heading into a snowy Montana tomorrow, I am very excited for my trip back to Sundance next week. Get out there and shred!
Sundance Resort review written Feb 19 2014 - 08:37 PM
Dan the man Advanced Snowboarder
I went night boarding Saturday the 4th of January. The snow was very icy and the temps got cold. If there were fresh snow all of the runs would have been excellent but all of them were ice so the snow was okay. Both of the terrain parks were closed early, not sure why but that sucked. I got there at 4pm so I could get right on the lift and the sunset was amazing from the backside of Timp. You can't beat the price and I can't wait to go back after another snow fall. Sundance is great for all skill levels you just need to know where to find the right runs.
Sundance Resort review written Jan 06 2014 - 02:41 PM
Bobby Intermediate Snowboarder
My group had a great time up at Sundance. The snow was icy but the night sky was beautiful, cant wait to do it again after a fresh snow storm! We had beginner, intermediate, and advanced with us and we both had skiers and snowboarders. All had a great time. The best part was the awesome deal we found on this website Liftopia. It was so easy. I purchased the tickets on the internet then went to the Sundance ticket office and picked them up. I will for sure do it again. Thanks liftopia and Sundance for making skiing so fun and affordable!!!
Sundance Resort review written Jan 04 2014 - 02:05 PM
Mike Murdoch Advanced Skier
Very beautiful resort. Get there early as parking is tight and small. Runs were perfectly groomed. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The only complaint was the Creekside restaurant did not have any salt or pepper.
Sundance Resort review written Dec 28 2013 - 07:58 AM
Martin Donohue Advanced Skier
Beautiful terrain...if I lived in Southern Utah this would definitely be my "season pass" resort. A tip for anyone passing through...DEFINITELY be sure to stay on Ray's lift and check out the other side of the mountain via the Flathead lift. I didn't do this until the end of the day an I regretted it. The snow was a lot better in this area and the blues off Flathead may look intimidating, but they are still blues and the steeps are awesome for carving.
Sundance Resort review written Dec 18 2013 - 03:02 PM
Anna Intermediate Snowboarder
First time visitor to Sundance resort on March 16, 2013. FREE demo skis for use! This was a great way to try out new skis and not have to use up my vacation money.
Sundance Resort review written Mar 23 2013 - 06:38 PM
Dian M. Campbell Intermediate Skier
Relaxed atmosphere of a Mom & Pop operation but don't be fooled, great terrain, plenty of challenge and the scenery is spectacular! Uncrowded during the week and 4 days after the last snowfall we still had great conditions. Look forward to going back!
Sundance Resort review written Mar 04 2013 - 07:05 PM
John O Advanced Skier
skied Sundance on 2/13, beautiful day and place. Loved it, will be back.
Sundance Resort review written Feb 15 2013 - 07:04 PM
Mark Intermediate Skier
Had not skied Sundance in over 4 years! What a mistake. The mountains are the prettiest than anywhere in Utah. Snow was great, chilli was fantastic, sun was out, even got a sun burn!!! Skied with my Grandson for the first time which made my entire year!!!!
Sundance Resort review written Feb 15 2013 - 03:39 PM
Rod Davis Advanced Skier
No lift lines. Runs were a little icy the day I was there, but I could see the skiing being good with fresh powder. Unique area with a western feel. Food was great at the deli. My wife, who does not ski, enjoyed the area as well. Would go again under better snow conditions especially at the price of a lift ticket.
Sundance Resort review written Feb 07 2013 - 08:45 AM
Derek J. Intermediate Skier
Fun place to bring a spouse and do some romantic night skiing. Take the unlit runs when the other runs are filled with snowboarders laying on the ground!
Sundance Resort review written Feb 05 2013 - 04:03 AM
baker Advanced Skier
The new chair lift and ticket office at the upper parking lot just made Sundance an even better place to ski! Hard to beat it. Do it!
Sundance Resort review written Feb 03 2013 - 09:59 PM
M. Broberg Intermediate Skier
Sundance has added an extra lift that goes right out from the upper parking lot. This makes the front mountain more exciting and enjoyable.
Sundance Resort review written Jan 28 2013 - 04:23 PM
Michael Thomas Intermediate Snowboarder
I am a photographer and Sundance has the BEST up close mountain scenery of any ski resort I have ever skied!
Sundance Resort review written Jan 28 2013 - 03:19 PM
Tim Nielsen Intermediate Skier
Staff was excellent! Super friendly and very helpful. Perfect place for my family. We hadn't been skiiing/snowboarding in a while and this was a perfect place to get back in the swing of it. My 18 year old son took snowboarding lessons and his instructor was super helpful. We went the Friday before Christmas and the day after and the snow was great, lines good, nice long runs, good variety of runs and nice family atmosphere. We were only going to ski here once but ended up returning for a second time because of the service, location and price. Liftopia had great deals. I am from out of state but I will go to Sundance again when I have the chance to return.
Sundance Resort review written Jan 24 2013 - 01:34 PM
Michelle Intermediate Skier
Sundance has the best bowl and doubles in Utah, plus green terrain to keep the wife happy. They also have the best lodge food menu, not your typical greasy burgers and pizza, but real food.
Sundance Resort review written Dec 11 2012 - 05:31 PM
Dennis Advanced Skier
It's a decent place to go to for beginners and intermediates. I took my brother-in-law who was new to snowboarding there, and it was a good experience without me feeling like we wasted money. The snow got fairly wet on the flat areas due to 60-degree weather, but other than that, the variety is good enough for most.
Sundance Resort review written Mar 26 2012 - 03:54 PM
Eric Intermediate Skier
Best food in any ski resort in Utah, great advanced skiing, but you have to put up with slow lifts. Has one of the longest doubles I've skied anywhere. Go to the Owl bar after, really a nice place. Small but friendly and good runs for all levels. We had from beginner to advanced and all had a good time. Biggest tip - go on Sunday when all the Mormons are in temple.
Sundance Resort review written Mar 14 2012 - 03:54 PM
DAD Advanced Skier
Go weeknights, hardly anyone else is there. Easy and small resort great for beginners.
Sundance Resort review written Mar 02 2012 - 09:43 PM
Ashley Beimert Intermediate Snowboarder
If you have kids, are new, or don't want to spend big $$ this place is great. Snowbasin is small but a great hill to learn on or take young kids. There is some good skiing too to keep you occupied. Night skiing is cheap and almost always empty. I wouldn't plan on spending a whole vacation here is there is actually nothing to do in Sundance and the mountain will get boring but it's a nice place to visit. Scenery is amazing!
Sundance Resort review written Mar 21 2011 - 03:18 AM
Jon D Advanced Snowboarder
Ive been there a few times this year. The night skiing has been great because you rarely have to wait to get on the lift. It has been great for my 10 and 7 year old kids. The main recommendation I have is for the rope tow. It would be nice if they had a shuttle of some sort to get beginners to it without having to hike or go up the lift.
Sundance Resort review written Feb 17 2011 - 10:36 AM
Aaron Advanced Skier
Sundance has greatly improved for snowboarders wanting to learn a little bit more without being embarrassed or nervous to try new things. With there new box rails and little jumps Sundance has made great improvements to attract new snowboarders. I went back for the first time in 4 years and its exactly what was needed. But definitely check weather before heading up to the slopes. My one thing I think should change is lift ticket prices to a more affordable price. With limited terrain the price is pretty expensive.. cheaper lift tickets and cheaper season passes.. maybe try a five or ten day package. Thanks for the great hospitality from all workers.
Sundance Resort review written Feb 03 2011 - 01:08 PM
vince hundley Intermediate Snowboarder
If it is snowing and the roads are bad, you will be required to have a 4-wheel drive or chains to get to Sundance from Provo Canyon. If you don't have access to either, you can take UTA bus line 880. Check weather conditions on the bad days before you go!
Sundance Resort review written Jan 06 2011 - 11:18 AM
Malina Beginner Snowboarder
Snowboarding Rocks!
Sundance Resort review written Dec 26 2008 - 10:24 AM
Erik Webb Beginner Snowboarder

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