In 1969, Robert Redford bought the existing small - 1 chair, 1 rope tow - ski area operating at Sundance on the slopes beneath 12,000' Mount Timpanogos.
Where developers of the day saw money in stacks of condos Redford wanted to preserve the land as nature was and is, and to that end he bought 5000 acres of land surrounding the area intended for skiing.
Only 450 acres are set aside for skiing, but skiing these 450 acres is a joy. With room set aside for never-ever and beginning skiers there is a good deal of A-Game chutes and bowls for advanced skiers.
As you all know Robert Redford's environmental efforts have flourished to this day in the Sundance Preserve tradition of protecting nature and the Sundance experience has evolved into promoting the enjoyment of nature and the arts.
It's all there, less than an hour from Park City and from Salt Lake City. As much as you've heard about Sundance, come ski where it all began - and continues to this day.
Mount Timpanogos from Ray's Lift copyright Mike Doyle