Jan. 20, 2014 -- Park City, Utah, sparkles again this week for the annual Sundance Film Festival, attracting as-yet-unknown and high-wattage stars alike to view independent productions, such as "The Skeleton Twins" or "Remembering the Artist: Robert de Niro Sr.," and see if any catch fire the way "The Usual Suspects" and "The Blair Witch Project" once did.
But even if your movie isn't the next "Little Miss Sunshine," making it to Robert Redford's beloved showcase is reason enough to raise a toast. From ski slopes to spa lounges, here are six ways to live it up during your time at the Sundance Film Festival:
Shake Things UpOpened just last month, the new restaurant at Montage Deer Valley, Burgers & Bourbon, gives classic American comfort foods a reboot with locally sourced ingredients and high-grade twists. For an indulgent repast, consider pairing a Lux beef patty topped with foie gras, truffles and caramelized onions with a tall Peanut Butter & Jelly milkshake spiked with Maker's Mark.
Hang ToughYou think stage fright is bad? See how well your nerves do while stuffed inside a bobsled as it makes its way furiously down the course at the Utah Olympic Park, the same track used in the 2002 Winter Olympics. Speeds reach up to 80 mph, with up to 5 Gs of force pounding down on your head, so hold on tight.
Get LooseIf you fancy something less raucous and more recherche, book an appointment at the Remede Park City Spa at St. Regis Deer Valley. The Deer Crest Healing Ritual is a rejuvenation trifecta, combining a body wrap with a facial and body massage. The warm Vichy shower at the end will gently draw you back into reality, while the eucalyptus-scented sauna will allow you to linger in a state of bliss.
Ski-in, Ski-out for SipsAfter you've hit the world-class slopes, stop by High West Distillery & Saloon at the base of Park City, where you can take a tour of the spirit-making process before sampling some of its wares in libations, such as the High West Negroni -- a mixture of High West Silver Oat Whiskey, Tempus Fugit, Classico bitters and Carpano Antica sweet vermouth.
Pump Up the VolumeAmid all the movie-going, many musicians flock to Park City for special performances, too. From indie rockers Belle & Sebastian to legendary guitarist Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Ludacris, you can catch acts everywhere from Pioneer Park to Sundance House and beyond.
Go DivingWhat the No Name Saloon lacks in elegant decor, it makes up for in local characters, and offers everything a great dive bar requires: cold beer on draft, flat-screen TVs for endless sports streaming and a noisy back area for late-night sing-alongs.