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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sundance Resort

With breathtaking natural scenes, refreshing ski adventures, and gorgeous accommodations, the Sundance Resort serves as a sanctuary for people who love the great outdoors, cherish the arts, and wish to preserve the awe-inspiring existence of Mother Nature. With the help of a notable film personality, this unforgettable eco-getaway located in Park City, Utah has developed a celebrity status of its own. It all started in 1969, when Robert Redford (actor and environmentalist) bought a local ski resort and a great deal of the surrounding land. After ignoring the whispers of New York investors to transform the canyon into a wave of hotels and condos, Redford chose to create a haven for nature lovers, outdoorsy folks, and the artistic community – the end result being Sundance. Today, the Sundance Resort offers six distinct choices in luxury accommodations for visitors: Standard Rooms (450 square feet) A queen bed with full private bathroom and separate vanity area are included in rooms located in the Mandan region of the resort. Studios (450 square feet) Found in the River Run region, guests are treated to a queen-sized bed, full private bathroom, gas fireplace, and mini-refrigerator. Sundance Suites (700 square feet) Presenting a cozy bay-style floor plan, queen-sized beds are paired with a full private bathroom. Other features include stone fireplace, kitchenette, and small sitting area. Mountain Suites (900 square feet) Guests are treated to a private master bedroom accompanied by a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining area, stone fireplace, and deck or patio. Mountain Lofts offer the same luxuries with the addition of a loft with ladder access. Mountain Homes Offering 3-, 4-, and 5-bedroom luxury, private homes dotting the mountain located above the resort, each dwelling is equipped with its own unique floor plan and features. For example, Pine Haven offers three levels of mountain and river views with access to flatscreen televisions and a master suite Jacuzzi tub. With Southwestern décor, step onto natural-rock floors of the Aspen Ridge to further explore the four bedrooms and bathrooms, two living rooms, and five fireplaces. The Cuckoo's Nest allows guests to enjoy the comforts of a lap pool in the summertime and sauna during the winter season. Eco-Friendly Policies The Sundance Resort upholds a commitment to the environment by embracing an assortment of green business practices. Just some of the policies and features associated, includes:
  • An onsite art studio that produces organic soaps for guests
  • Supported green purchases
  • A linen reuse program
  • Free mass transit for pass holders
  • Education regarding the local environment
Interesting Fact: Does 'Sundance' sound familiar to you? Robert Redford is responsible for not only establishing the Sundance Resort, but also creating the Sundance Institute, Sundance Cinemas, the Sundance Channel, and the Sundance Film Festival, which gives independent filmmakers a chance to make their mark in the industry. To date, the festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Photo Credits: Sundance Resort

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