Sundance Mountain Resort, just a 15 minute drive northeast of Orem in Utah County, has some of the most gorgeous views and delicious food in all of Utah’s ski terrain. This beautiful mountain resort sits against the ever popular Mountain Timpanogos, with views that will stun you from even the parking lot as you pull up. With over 42 runs, 450 acres of skiable terrain, and premier resort dining, you can’t leave this off of your list!
Start your morning off with a few warm-up runs after riding up Ray’s Lift and Jake’s Lift. Ride back up once again and continue on the Arrowhead Lift up to the tip top of Sundance, where the view will simply take your breathe away. This run or next, be sure to drop into the Bear Claw Cabin, where you can warm up in the only mountaintop lodge and enjoy their famous pulled pork nachos. We were stunned at how flavorful and filling this popular skiing grub was!
Big enough for two or three, this tasty snack was the perfect boost to continue our ski day. Once you’ve finished your nachos, return to the outdoors, soak in the mountaintop view, and ski down Bear Claw- a gorgeous and moderately difficult run that will make you feel light as a feather after those mountaintop nachos.
It wouldn’t be a proper day at Sundance without a meal at the Foundry Grill, located just beyond the main entrance to the resort. The Foundry Grill boasts a gorgeous and delicious menu filled with beautiful, upscale dishes to match your incredible day on the mountain. We started this afternoon meal with an artisan charcuterie board, comprised of wheat bread with dried fruit, stoneground mustard, Marcona almonds, gold creek farms cherry sage and toasted cumin cheddar cheeses, local honey, and Cremineli Fine Meats.
We continued our meal with the kale and beet salad: fennel, red onion, pecorino, toasted almonds, all tossed together and served with a roasted lemon vinaigrette. This delicate and vibrant dish was light and refreshing. I’m always a fan of roasted beets- especially in a beautiful winter salad. We were impressed by the flavor and presentation of this gorgeous dish.
The final plate for our day at Sundance Resort was a grand finale in of itself: the fried chicken sandwich. It was the best chicken sandwich we’d ever had in our lives and was served with house made coleslaw, pickles, and a sriracha aioli. It’s a true challenge to serve fried chicken that’s rich and buttery yet light and crispy simultaneously. Sundance Resort flawlessly mastered this fried chicken concoction in a seemingly effortless fashion. The perfect end to a fantastic day at one of Utah’s premier resorts.
Sundance Mountain Resort (8841 Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Provo, UT // 801.223.4220)