Sundance To Open Early

SUNDANCE, UTAH (November 25, 2003)-Plentiful early season snows and cold temperatures favorable for snowmaking have prompted Sundance officials to move their target winter snow sports opening to December 4, 2003. Sundance will open all its lifts and all 41 runs for skiing and snowboarding for full winter operations. Additionally, the Sundance Cross Country Center will open with 12 kilometers of groomed track.

“To date, we’ve received more than 78 inches of snow and we currently have a 37 inch base at mid-mountain. With another good snow storm predicted this week, conditions will be fantastic.” said Jerry Warren, director of mountain operations. “I can’t remember the last time we’ve kicked off the season with such a strong opening!”

Lifts at the resort will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adult day passes are available for $30 on weekdays and $40 on weekends and holidays. Children’s passes are $18 per day and senior passes are $12. Additionally, season passes are still on sale at the Ticket Office. Current pricing for Sundance season passes is: $445 for a joint Sundance/Soldier Hollow season pass; $375 for a Sundance adult All Season pass, and $150 for a child’s All Season pass (good for children ages 6 – 15).

New for the 2003-2004 Winter Season

For 2003-2004, Sundance will be offering several new programs for skiers. Located at the base of the Arrowhead lift, Sundance is opening the K2 On-Snow Demo Center, giving skiers the opportunity to try out the latest in ski technology by the hour or by the day – and have the chance to switch out the skis as many times as they’d like within that time.

Also new for the 2003-2004 season are Sundance’s Performance Ski Labs inspired by the experiential approach of Sundance film makers. Under the personal direction of Jerry Warren, Ski Lab participants will have an opportunity to strengthen their performance through three days of on-snow clinics, indoor seminars, and daily video analysis. The learning philosophy is: if you can visualize the movement, you will better feel the movement, and if you can feel the movement you will be better able to understand it.

For 2004, three Performance Ski Labs are offered:

“The Art of Skiing” January 20-22, 2004

Using the experiential approach that has inspired Sundance film makers, this clinic challenges participants with instruction from Sundance’s skilled coaches. This workshop takes place during the Sundance Film Festival, so participants will find additional inspiration with a Sundance screening in our screening room, followed by a discussion with the director.

“Be Your Own Best Coach” February 11- 13, 2004

One key to effective leadership is to learn to be your own best coach. This clinic will help participants gain the skills needed to self-critique and advance their own skiing technique. As an added benefit, many of the coaching skills taught on the hill will be equally applicable in the office. This intensive Lab is ideal as an employee incentive or for an off-site management development program.

“K2 Technology Performance Skiing Lab” March 12-14, 2004

With support from K2, one the of the world’s premier performance ski manufacturers, participants will not only learn from the best, they will have the opportunity to ski on the best equipment. K2 technicians will be on-hand to provide on-snow equipment advice tailored to each skier. With the right equipment and alignment, participants will become more powerful and have more fun on the slopes.

Each Lab includes three days of intensive coaching and daily lift tickets. The packages also include lodging in one of Sundance’s rustically-elegant mountain cottages and breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and unique Sundance cultural programming for an inclusive price of $1,533. Cost of the Lab without lodging is $933 per person.

ABOUT SUNDANCE

Nestled at the base of 12,000-foot Mt. Timpanogos, Sundance is a 6,000-acre community preserve dedicated to maintaining the balance of art, nature and community. Sundance offers diverse mountain recreation experiences and encourages the cultivation of art and self-expression, as well as the preservation of the land. Created by Robert Redford, Sundance is a haven for discovery and inspiration. The Sundance family of companies includes the Sundance Village, Sundance Institute, Sundance Channel and Sundance Catalog. For more information on Sundance, call 801-225-4107 or visit our website, www.sundanceresort.com. ###