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Thursday, January 09, 2014

There Is Still Time To Have A Sundance Experience

The Sundance Film Festival runs January 16-26 in Park City and surrounding areas. It brings crowds to Park City, where hotels sell out and many film screenings are booked solid. Many people register months in advance to so they can participate.

But there is still time even now to enjoy some of the excitement. Don't hesitate to come on down if you want to view films, bump into celebrities and mingle with the Hollywood crowd.

Many people enjoy just being in town during Sundance. You never know who you might see as you go into restaurants and shops, and ride the ski lifts. But there are also opportunities to see film screenings and attend parties, even if you have not yet made reservations.

Jump onto the Sundance website and poke around to lean more about "how to festival." This page has key info on obtaining tickets.

If you live in Utah, check out this info on how to get locals-only tickets.

Hotels/motels/condos and other lodging in Park City is probably totally, completely sold out. But there are always rooms available in Salt Lake City and Heber/Midway. Be a little flexible and you can still get a good room.

Come enjoy the skiing. Many skiers stay away from Park City during the festival because the assume the slopes will be crowded. Actually, the opposite is true. Most people stay in town and there is usually plenty of room on the lifts and runs. Sundance is a great time to ski Park City.

Or, if you are like me and try to avoid crowds, mid January is a great time to visit the national parks in southern Utah.

Either way, you can't go wrong.

- Dave Webb

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