Great Park City Events in January: The Sundance Film Festival
Park City, UT is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Utah during the month of January because among the many Park City events we have going on in the New Year, we are also the host of the Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 19th to January 29th, 2012 and takes place just minutes from our Park City Peaks Hotel.
Since 1981, when the Sundance Institute (started by Robert Redford in Sundance, Utah) was created, the organization has been working to spread and, “advance the work of risk-taking storytellers worldwide.” The film festival is held in Park City every January and draws enormous crowds of talented actors, filmmakers and film-fans to our Park City resorts for 10 days dedicated to celebrating film-making from around the world.
This year’s selection of films and shorts which will be shown and judged are among the best ever brought to event and we are certainly looking forward to watching these amazing works. Are any of you coming to town to the film festival and other Park City events? We’d love to hear from you about your thoughts on the films, your celebrity sightings (there are certain to be a few) and your thoughts on our city and its hospitality!
Trying to book a hotel or event in Park City during the festival? Don’t worry, we still have rooms available as well as event space open, so if you’re planning an event, or looking for a place to stay, we’ve go you covered. Call our Park City Peaks reservations desk today to check availability.
Other great Park City Events worth attending near our Park City Resort:
January 2nd – January 12th– The Winter Classics Music Festival is a project sponsored by the Park City Chamber Music Society and is an added component to the Park City Music Festival, Utah’s longest running classical music festival, now going into its 27th season. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors (62+) and are general seating.
January 22nd – For all of you young hockey fans visiting a Park City resort in January, don’t forget to sign up for Luc Robitaille’s Celebrity shootout event. This youth clinic allows young hockey players to practice their skills with an NHL hall of famer as well as other NHL stars. Registration costs $75.00 and if you register before the 23rd of December you get an extra 10% off.
January 28th – Skiers of all levels will enjoy stopping by the Round Valley Round Up Nordic Ski Race a 5, 20 or 40K, community-based Park City event. In addition to racing the day is filled with other festivities and is open to participants and spectators alike. The first wave of skiers starts at 10:00am.
Thinking of visiting a Park City Resort in the New Year? Our Park City Peaks hotel in Utah has some of the best rates in town and is just minutes away from all of the many festivities occurring in and around the city. Reserve a room at Park City Peaks today!