Snow, Ski and Sundance

sundance-resort-skiing-and-rrWell it appears there there are people out there who actually like the snow and the cold…   hmmm… well if you’re in that category and are looking for a getaway, the Sundance Resort is one of a growing number of  green options to consider.

Environmental activist / movie star Robert Redford purchased the Utah ski resort and some surrounding property in 1969 and created the Sundance Institute along with the Sundance Resort. The original intention was an experiment blending environmental conservation with artistic expression and the end result is stunning natural scenery, spectacular skiing, and understated luxury accommodations.   The resort which is celebrating  40 years  was ranked among the Top 10 places to ski and stay by Conde Nast Traveler 2008.

With a philosophy based on “developing very little and preserving a great deal”, the resort has implemented several measures aimed at conservation.  Guests are also provided with organic and natural amenities, full spa services and a dining experience that features award winning cuisine and local organic foods.

The Sundance Film Festival is one of the biggest attractions for Park City Utah and if you’d like to be part of the excitement you are urged to book well in advance. Or you can always hope Robert Redford has a spare couch!

This place in the mountains, amid nature’s casualness toward death and birth, is the perfect host for the inspiration of ideas: harsh at times, life threatening in its winters of destruction, but tender in attention to the details of every petal of every wildflower resurrected in the spring. Nature and creativity obey the same laws,to the same end: life.

– Robert Redford