Sundance Ski Lift

by Kelsey Norwood

in Family Fun

Our family party this month was a ride on the Sundance ski lift up Provo Canyon in Utah. It was a beautiful drive, and riding up and up and up on the ski lift gave us an amazing view of the surrounding valleys and mountains.





If you live anywhere near Utah County, this is a great family fun activity, and the weather right now is perfect for it. I didn’t know they ran the ski lifts during warm weather, but I think it’s a great idea to give people a chance to see the scenery when it’s not covered in snow.

I was a little nervous about my little one, but with all 4 of our arms, Boyd and I were able to keep him from jumping out of the lift. And it cost $8 for 5 and up, and only $6 if you have a group of 20 or more, so a relatively inexpensive activity if you have young kids.

I think this will be a family tradition for us. Riding up on the ski lift was so relaxing and peaceful, it was wonderful. You should go.

{photos taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XSi}

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tiff@Three Peas September 30, 2008 at 4:01 am

There is one here too. I have a slight fear of falling but not so much that I can’t enjoy the view. Just don’t look down!

2 Julie B September 30, 2008 at 6:01 am

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. I live in FL so obviously we don’t have that type of scenery or ski lifts, but if I ever find myself in Utah…..

3 Lorie September 30, 2008 at 6:02 am

I have only been there once, but it is beautiful! Hopefully we will be able to go back sometime on a family vacation.

Your pictures are gorgeous! And your little guy is too cute!

4 Misty September 30, 2008 at 6:58 am

That is such a pretty place. I have always wanted to do that!

5 Kamie September 30, 2008 at 9:51 am

Occasionally they offer rides at night when it’s a full moon. Watch the paper or check their web site. Beautiful to see at night! Very peaceful, romantic date! You have each others undivided attention for the 45 minute ride. Wonderful!!!

6 Dawna September 30, 2008 at 10:14 am

We went to Cascade Springs last night for FHE and the drive was beautiful! I suggest everyone take off to someplace in the canyons before the colors are gone.

7 Jessica Griffin September 30, 2008 at 12:58 pm

What a sweet little boy! Beautiful photos!!

8 Nicole September 30, 2008 at 2:41 pm

That is soooo beautiful!! I am envious–we don’t live anywhere near a mountain, nor are our fall colors any where near that beautiful!!

9 Sandy September 30, 2008 at 3:28 pm

What a fun family thing. I love memories like these ones. What pretty pictures.

10 Meshellyn October 1, 2008 at 5:53 am

We were able to ride a similar ski lift while in Breckenridge on our honeymoon. Though it was summer and leaves weren’t changing yet, the view was still incredible. They also had a fun miniature shalom type slide to ride back down to the bottom. Just look out for the chipmunks who would sit on the slide and play chicken with you until the last possible second!!!

11 Sheila Oxley October 1, 2008 at 8:05 am

That looks like so much fun!!!! We don’t have many mountains in Florida though!hahaha But when we went to Tennessee a few years bake…well 8 yrs ago! they had one there, but it was the car type…still afraid of heights!!!

12 Baba October 1, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Look like you all had a wonderful time. I am too afraid of heights to do this myself, but I would cheer on the family.

13 Monica October 3, 2008 at 12:42 am

My husband and I did it a few days ago! Isn’t it gorgeous?? I could spend hours up there.

14 Sharon F. October 6, 2008 at 2:34 pm

Your pictures were so beautiful and your comments about your experience made me think of the importance of creating memories with our families.
Another activity that can help create such memories is the fall fest at the young living farm on October 25th, 2008. The activity is run by BYU students who are in the recreational management major. I think it will be a great opportunity to spend time as a family and enjoy the simplicity of life in a farm.

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