Sundance: 2013 Guide

Sundance 2013


Image courtesy of Bogner (obviously)

We just returned from Park City. It was incredible. We are really hoping the temperatures warm up for Sundance Film Festival this weekend because it was a little chilly!

Where to Eat

Daly’s Pub: A cozy pub nestled in the Montage Resort at mid mountain in Deer Valley, Daly’s has exceptional food and service. Try the warm pretzels with cheddar fondue or the chicken pot pie (the tempura chicken fingers are also incredible). For the vegetarians and vegans of the group, there are options! Have you ever been to a pub where this is the case? Probably not. The veggie burger with avocado is absolutely incredible and tastes like no veggie burger you have ever had. The manager of the pub is amazing and the staff is fantastic.

A note about the Montage: It is worth nothing that in years past there are some big name bands who casually set up and play in the main sitting lounges of the hotel during Sundance. So don’t be surprised if you are enjoying an apres cocktail and you think you hear O.A.R.– it’s probably them.

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Talisker on Main: Old Town Park City. Consistently good food and great atmosphere. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Maxwell’s Pizza: Park City. If you are wondering where the locals love to eat- look no further.

Best Apres Activities

St Regis Deer Valley

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St Regis Bar: Where else do they saber a bottle of champange on the patio every night at sunset? And what the heck is that, you may ask? It dates back to France in the days post French Revolution where Napoleon’s Cavalry would take the top off a bottle of Champagne with their sword, the sabre, to celebrate victory. On top of this exciting start to happy hour, it’s also a fun ride up the funicular to the hotel. Elite Traveler details more activities at the St. Regis– like a Bloody Mary class here.

Stein Eriksen Lodge: This is a great place to hang out for apre-ski. They have the most amazing pretzels to go with your beer.

Best Spas

Spa Montage: The Montage spas are pretty legendary. Their signature treatment called “Surrender” is a holistic approach to your typical spa appointment. Therapists (spa therapists not the regular people you talk to about problems) will ask you what’s going on mentally, physically and emotionally. From there they will craft a custom treatment . Make sure you also attend their after-ski stretch class.

Golden Door at Waldorf: This is a wonderful spa and the favorite of people who live in the area. It is located in the ski area called Canyons.

To Look the Part on the Slopes

Cole Sport: This store is to Park City as Gorsuch is to Aspen. The below Bogner jacket is amazing, and there are very few places that carry it- Cole Sport is one of them. They are also one of the only places that carry adorable one-piece ski suits for women. Be still my heart.


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Other Shopping: The shopping in Park City is wonderful, filled with great art galleries and boutiques. There are not many chains, almost all locally owned. So it is possible to pick up some genuinely unique items- a rarity these days. We recently just discovered a ski line in Deer Valley called Erin Snow. Love it already.

Erin Snow

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