Sundance Resort Receives Three Best of State Awards

Sundance Resort Receives Best Vacation Resort Award
Tree Room Receives Best of State Medal
   for American Fine Dining/Classic
And Receives the B.O.S.S. Award for Dining


SUNDANCE, UTAH (June, 2009)—Sundance Resort received three awards this year for Best of State. The Best of State Statue for Dining, along with the Best of State Medal for American Fine Dining was presented to the Sundance Tree Room, while the Sundance Resort was named Best Vacation Resort. The awards were presented on Saturday, May 30th, at a gala awards banquet held at the Salt Palace Convention Center Grand Ballroom. The winners are selected based on overall excellence and achievement, innovation, and contribution to the community. The BOSS ( Best of State Statue ) is awarded in each of the eleven main categories, with winners selected from the Best of State subcategory winners. Award winners in each of the subcategories are awarded the prestigious Best of State bronze medal.


Sundance Resort celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2009. Since its founding by Robert Redford in 1969, Sundance has evolved into an award winning destination resort that still holds true to its mission of balancing art with nature and community. Other recent awards include Sundance Resort being listed in Conde Nast Traveler's Fifteenth Annual Gold List in the January 09 issue. Sundance was ranked ninth in the Conde Nast Traveler's Top 50 2008 Best Places to Ski and Stay in their December 08 issue and was ranked 2nd for Best of Food 2008, Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List. Sundance was also featured in a twelve page article in Dec. 2008, Ski Magazine. Sundance ranked third in the Ski Area Citizens' Coalition for environmental stewardship (08/09 season) The Ski Area Environmental Scorecard grades western resorts on their environmental practices.


"Sundance Resort is honored to receive these Best of State Awards. Sundance was created with the vision of a community committed to the balance of art and nature, and in this spirit strives to continue this tradition. To be recognized by such a prestigious award validates our efforts and inspires us to continue to strive for excellence in all that we do," commented Chad Linebaugh, Sundance Resort General Manager.


The Tree Room, an AAA Four Diamond restaurant, reflects the Sundance tradition of creating a community where art and nature are one. Everything from its intimate ambiance to the food itself encompasses this idea. The restaurant was originally built around the Cedar tree it is named for and that still dominates the restaurant. The glow of soft candlelight illuminates the Native American art and Western memorabilia on display from Robert Redford's private collection. But, it's the innovative, seasonal cuisine that truly celebrates food as an art form.

"We are honored to receive this award," commented Fred Johnson, Director of Operations. "Working in an atmosphere that celebrates food as an art form allows us the satisfaction of bringing passion and creativity to our work. This creative approach allows our patrons to receive an experience they could not have anywhere else."


Best of State gives recognition yearly to outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses in Utah. Award winners have demonstrated achievement and excellence in their fields of endeavor and have produced superior results and outcomes. More than 100 judges review the nominations. The process is overseen by the independent certified public accounting firm of Gilbert & Stewart, P.C.





Nestled at the base of 12,000-foot Mt. Timpanogos, the Sundance Resort is a 5,000-acre destination resort, committed to maintaining the balance of art, nature and recreation. Sundance offers diverse mountain recreation experiences and encourages the cultivation of art and self-expression, as well as the preservation of the land. Created by Robert Redford, Sundance is a haven for discovery and inspiration, featuring 100 well-appointed cottages and homes consistent with the Sundance brand. The Sundance family of companies includes the Sundance Resort, Sundance Institute, Sundance Channel, Sundance Cinemas and Sundance Catalog. For more information on Sundance, call 801-225-4107 or visit our website,