The Top 10 Green Ski Resorts Hotel Report is a look at where to stay if you visit one of the top 10 green ski resorts selected by the non-profit group Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition,
Robert Redford, Sundance Resort, Utah
Sundance Resort is pretty famous because of the celebrity connections — Robert Redford and the Sundance Film Festival. It’s also renown for a dedication to environmental stewardship and preservation, so it’s no surprise it made the Top Ten Green Ski Resorts list.
Guests at the resort can enjoy down hill and cross-country skiing, and snowboarding. You can attend a variety of nature programs, including a class about green practices, a clinic on nature photography, and a privately guided snowshoe tour. I wonder if Mr. Redford is ever the guide — I’m sure lots of ladies wish he would!
Ski at Sundance Resort, Utah
You can shop at the General Store, which is filled with “green” treasures from the Sundance catalog — actually the store inspired the catalog, but now most people think it’s the other way around. You can also get ski gear at the Mountain Outfitters store, or visit the gallery and take home an artistic memento of your visit.
Owl Bar, Sundance Resort, Utah
The restaurants are just as appealing. You can choose from the elegant Tree Room, to the more casual Foundry Grill that looks up at the 12,000-foot Mount Timpanogos, to the Owl Bar (or in Utah lingo, “a private club for members” i.e. you can get alcohol there) which boasts the actual bar from the joint where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid planned all those heists!
With all of these attractions, why would you want to stay anywhere besides at the resort?
Room range from:
Standard: $359/night, or Studio: $379/night
Standard room, Sundance Resort, Utah
- 450 square feet
- queen-sized bed
- coffee maker
- In addition to the above, a studio also has a fireplace and mini-fridge
Sundance Suites: $399/night
Sundance suite, Sundance Resort, Utah
- 700 square feet
- queen-sized bed
- small sitting area
Mountain Suites: $399/night
Mountain suite, Sundance Resort, Utah
- 900 square feet
- Queen-sized bed in Master bedroom
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living and dining area
- Patio or deck
Mountain Lofts: $559/night
Mountain loft, Sundance Resort, Utah
Same as the Mountain Suites, but with the option of a King sized bed, plus a loft area for sleeping — kids love that!
If that’s not enough for you, there’s the option of moving up to a house which starts at $1359/night.
All photos courtesy of Sundance Resort
The Top Ten Green Ski Resorts
Aspen Mountain Ski Resort – Colorado
Buttermilk Mountain Ski Resort – Colorado
Sundance Resort – Utah
Park City Mountain Resort – Utah
Squaw Valley USA – California
Alpine Meadows Ski Area – California
Aspen Highlands Ski Resort – Colorado
Bogus Basin Mountain Resort – Idaho
Mount Bachelor Ski Area – Oregon
Telluride Ski Resort – Colorado