SAM Magazine—Sundance, Utah, March 12, 2021—The new owners of Sundance Mountain Resort are wasting no time making improvements to the Utah resort founded by Hollywood luminary Robert Redford. Broadreach Capital Partners and Cedar Capital Partners, which acquired Sundance in December 2020, plan to install two new chairlifts, expand parking, and upgrade the snowmaking system ahead of the 2021-22 season.
The marquee element of the improvements is a new Doppelmayr high-speed quad that will replace Ray’s Lift out of the base area and provide renewed access to the Mandan Summit. It will include a mid-station unload for novice skiers and riders, with the top serving intermediate and advanced terrain. The ride will take 7 minutes.
An additional fixed-grip quad will provide access to the backside of the Mandan Summit, primarily to be used for summer activities.
“I have wonderful memories of skiing the beautiful terrain of Mandan Summit on the old chairlift until 1995,” said president and general manager Chad Linebaugh. “We are thrilled for the addition of a new, high-speed quad that will restore access to these amazing runs and views.”
An additional 125 – 150 new parking spaces will be added to help accommodate peak demand days. Snowmaking upgrades include a new snowmaking reservoir and additional snow guns that will allow the resort to open more terrain early in the season. Finally, Creekside building renovations aim to enhance guest amenities and create additional gathering places for friends and family.
In keeping with Sundance’s ethos, the resort said: “These improvements come with considerable thought and desire to preserve existing land and traditions while providing an enhanced experience to each guest. The new ownership group is committed to the vision and legacy of Robert Redford and the sustainability of Sundance Mountain Resort.”