Originally Posted by tahoetr
lived and worked in Park City for 15 years. Each year people would freak out cause Sundance was in town and they all thought we were going to get slammed. NOT!
When Sundance is in town, most everyone is busy selling/ buying movies. That is thier soul pourpose.( and to attend the parties) Yes you might see a few extra bodies at the resorts, but not overly crowded. The resturants at resorts are busy, but not the lifts.(deer valley limits tickets sales to 6,200 per day) other resorts do not.
your only concern, is trying to find a place to eat in PC at this time. The movers and shakers will make reservations at 3-4 differant places, then only show up at one place. IE: they basicaly rent the whole place for the night. Same goes for the more popular bars.
Hope you have reservations already. Lodging gets full for sundance.
The only problem with that line of thinking is, that outsiders are now aware of the "never crowded on the slopes" thing and indeed it has become a lot more crowded over the last few years.
To me, the PC area has morphed over the last few years where we get the following general crowd patterns:
- Smallish burst of crowds during Thanksgiving (very snow dependent)
- Busy every Saturday due to SLC/Provo kids mobbing the 'kewl' terrain parks while mom shops at the outlets.
- Dead on Sundays (Mo all day church thing) and travel day for out of towners.
- BIG crowds Xmas week.
- Sizable crowds all the way through Sundance, no huge letdown in January anymore.
- HUGE crowds for Pres. week.
- Ebbing crowd late Feb.
- Picks back up for all of March.
- Dead in April.
Over the years, there have been less and less dead periods, especially between Xmas and end of March.