Action! Discover the Inside Scoop on the Sundance Festival

There’s no Park City event more iconic than the Sundance Festival. Since its origins, this annual festival has kicked off the careers of some of the world’s most iconic filmmakers. Without a doubt, this 12-day event is a must for any film buff. Be the first to see some of the season’s most lauded movies when you attend Sundance. Discover why this event is such a big deal, and where you can book the best accommodations in Park City.

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The History of the Sundance Festival

This iconic Park City film festival actually began in Salt Lake City. It only expanded to Park City in 1981, when the event was rebranded as the US Film and Video Festival. In 1984, the Sundance Institute took over management, and in 1991, the Sundance Film Festival was born. There have been iterations held in London, Hong Kong, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. However, true fans of the artform will insist that the original Sundance is the best. It’s held every year at the end of January until the beginning of February. 

Lights, Camera, Action on This Park City Film Festival

Just why is this event so special? For one, it’s the largest independent film festival in the country. It also often premiers some of the most celebrated films of the season. In previous years, films like “Whiplash,” “Boyhood,” and “Manchester by the Sea” have all been featured. When you attend, you’ll be among the first to enjoy the innovative works of some of the most celebrated filmmakers of today, as well as discover up-and-coming visionaries who are sure to make waves in the industry.

While You’re In Town

Sundance Film Festival is bound to take up most of your visit here, but there are still plenty of other things to do. We suggest setting aside time to explore Old Town Park City. This historic downtown district is home to some of the best shops, restaurants, and art galleries around. You could also enjoy an afternoon of dog sledding, snow tubing, or ice skating. In the evenings, head to a local Park City bar to enjoy a pint and ruminate over the films you saw. 

Book Your Stay for the Sundance Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is 12 days long. That means that you’ll need accommodations that don’t feel like a cramped hotel room overflowing with luggage. You’ll want something spacious, in a prime location, and that comes with excellent customer support. Alpine Ski Properties has all three in spades! We’ve scrutinized each of our rentals to make sure that they hold up to our high standards. Rather than feeling homesick in a busy hotel, you’ll feel cozy and comfortable in a townhouse. Plus, you’ll be able to take advantage of the many awesome skiing opportunities while you’re here. Take a look at our ski-in/ski-out properties so you can stay just steps away from the slopes. 

Browse our many vacation rentals and book your stay with us today! We look forward to having you.