The massive information out of Park Metropolis, Utah is that the Sundance Movie Competition, an important discussion board for unbiased movies on the earth, goes digital this yr. Given the scenario with the Omicron variant, it comes as little shock.
Whereas that is disappointment to the filmmakers, actors and dealmakers who flock to this mountain city each January for the occasion, it’s additionally massively disappointing to hoteliers and innkeepers within the resort city. The Sundance Movie Competition has historically meant that for the ten days of the occasion, each lodge, inn, guesthouse and rental rental is booked stable, usually on the highest charges of the yr.
But there may be truly an upside for skiers and snowboarders. With the Competition going digital, all of these guestrooms, penthouses, and suites can be found for many who love the slopes at Park Metropolis Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort. That’s why that it’s a perfect time to make last-minute reservations and fly to Utah to make some turns.
“For years skiers and snowboarders in-the-know have been in a position to benefit from the quiet slopes in Park Metropolis throughout Sundance Movie Competition whereas movie-buffs indulge within the pageant’s cinematic choices,” stated Nathan Rafferty, President of Ski Utah. “Nevertheless, this change of occasions truly supplies these cinephiles who get pleasure from snowboarding with the distinctive alternative to seize first chair at Deer Valley or Park Metropolis Mountain and meet up with movies and Q&A’s later within the day of their lodge rooms. It additionally supplies Utah locals with the choice to orchestrate a Sundance ‘stay-and-ski-cation’ up in Park Metropolis throughout a time when lodge rooms are normally booked to capability. For these out of city skiers who’re rather less cinematically inclined, that is additionally a wonderful alternative to attain a terrific deal on beforehand occupied lodge rooms within the space.”
Lodges like Park City Peaks are already providing nice offers on rooms through the January 19-21, 2022 window. On the Washington School House Hotel, a restored 1889 schoolhouse that’s been remodeled into arguably probably the most charming boutique lodge on the town, all the Sundance window is just about extensive open for reserving now. Excessive finish properties such because the St. Regis Deer Valley, Montage Deer Valley, and Waldorf Astoria Park City all have rooms out there on most dates throughout that beforehand sold-out time interval.
Peruse the official resort lodging websites at Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Lodging and also you’ll discover plenty of stock that’s come flooding again into the market, at costs which are significantly decrease than they have been when booked by Hollywood sorts. Scan the listings of VRBO and Airbnb, in addition to native websites equivalent to Park City Vacation Rentals, and also you’ll discover condos out there. Whereas weekends look like reserving quick, the sweetest spot appears to be weekdays from January twenty fourth onward.
Based mostly on my go to final week, each Park Metropolis Mountain Resort and Deer Valley are doing remarkably good jobs at retaining their respective resorts buzzing throughout a difficult time. A number of days of snow in early January have left each mountains with a stable base.
January snowboarding in Utah is historically an outstanding time to expertise a number of the greatest ski slopes within the West on what the native advertising of us like to name “The Best Snow on Earth.” This January, you’re a uncommon alternative to seize some nice lodging offers to match that powder.