Sundance can be a lot of fun and both the city and state are grateful for the $46 million in business it brings in each year. But if you're looking for truly great skiing and boarding, which is what this town is really all about, head to one of the resorts and experience the freedom and exhilaration of sailing down the snow packed mountains during this, the best winter since, well, since Sundance and the PIBs came to town.
If You Go:
Getting There: Park City is a 45-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Take I-80 east to well marked exit signs. Delta Airlines has a hub in Salt Lake and offers the most flights.
Film Festival: Sundance Film Festival (www.Sundance.org)
Lift ticket information: It can be pricey. Deer Valley (www.deervalley.com) and Park City Mountain Resort (www.parkcitymountain.com) list adult lift ticket prices at $69.00 a day. The Canyons (www.thecanyons.com) will save you five bucks a day, at $64.00. Multiple day tickets are the best bet and can save you significant money. A good resource for all of the resorts is www.skiutah.com which lists links to ticket prices, lodging and snow conditions.
Lodging: There are lots of lodging companies. Deer Valley Lodging (www.ski-deervalley.com) (1-866-838-3531) is a good one and can provide information on hotels, condominiums, and rental homes. Beware of high season prices (Christmas, Dec. 27 to Jan. 3 and Presidents Day weekend Feb. 14 to 21).
Local Information: Radio station KPCW 91.9 FM and the Park Record newspaper.
Bill Redeker is an ABCNEWS correspondent.