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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Ski Park City During Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival will be held Jan 21-31. Centered in Park City, this year's festival will include parties and screenings at various places around northern Utah and also screenings at a few other US cities.

The Dallas Morning News has this article describing how to do Sundance. The article also describes how to enjoy Park City's great skiing during the crazy festival days. Below are excerpts.

This star-trolling duo has ventured to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. Clad in designer fashions, not ski togs, they epitomize why festival days have become an ideal time for skiers. The town is packed with stargazers, not slope sliders.

I catch an early flight Wednesday morning, and because I pre-registered for Park City's Quick Start program, I receive a free, arrival-day lift ticket by flashing my boarding pass and out-of-state I.D. Two hours after leaving baggage claim, I'm at the Canyons, carving turns.

A mini-mansion subdivision with ski runs, Deer Valley features star-worthy homes at base and midmountain levels. Surely if I'm going to sight a celebrity on the slopes, it will be here. But I spot nary a one. In fact, I see very few folks at all.

"Where is everyone?" I ask.

"They're watching movies," Voelker says. "If you want to ski and you're a big moviegoer, this is a perfect time to come."

Open tickets may be purchased starting Jan. 18 online or in town at the main box office. Day-of-the-show tickets are available each morning starting at 8 a.m. Depending on the number of no-shows, seats to sold-out shows may be available to wait-list patrons at the theater. Contact: Sundance Ticketing Hotline, 435-776-7878;


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