Welcome to Our Blog. Sharing the stories behind our products, inspiring creativity and creating connections among you, our artisans and everyone in the Sundance family is our passion. Come, join us in this journey of discovery and storytelling…

Congratulations 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes Winners

December 29, 2014

Mount Timpanogos at Sundance Resort; photo credit: Sundance Resort

Since our founding in the fall of 1989, the Sundance Catalog has been dedicated to enriching the American experience. The Sundance lifestyle is one of authenticity, freedom and creativity, yet rich in heritage and storytelling.

This year, as we celebrated our 25th anniversary, we invited you to experience the vision of Sundance first hand. We offered prizes to five lucky winners, three Grand Prizes, one Second Prize and one Third Prize.

The Dogs of Sundance...December 2014

December 9, 2014

Buddy, a yellow lab, enjoying his view of the snow 

Congratulations to Buddy, our Sundance Dog of December!

We received Buddy’s photos and read his story, and we were immediately drawn to his playful, adventurous spirit. Here is the heartwarming story we would like to share from Buddy’s family:

Handcrafted Holiday...Glass Ornaments

December 3, 2014

Complete a holiday tree with hand-blown Egyptian ornaments

There is a delicate art to crafting goods by hand. The time, care and attention to detail are apparent in each piece created. Artisans become masters at their craft, and this type of workmanship is truly evident in the glass blown tree ornaments produced by Egyptian artisans.

On the Road...Holiday in June

November 28, 2014

Setting up a decorated tree at the top of a mountain isn't as easy as it looks...

One fact of which you may not be aware: we shoot ahead of season - fall in the spring, spring in the fall. The Holiday book is shot from May to June. It is always something I have to plan for, making the season seem believable. Fortunately, at high elevations (knock-on-wood) the snow remains late in the season, perfect for the festive feeling we need.

The Dogs of Sundance...November 2014

November 23, 2014

Rizzo makes it look easy, relaxing while shooting the Holiday catalog

As the weather becomes colder and the end of the year draws near, we prepare for another festive holiday season.

This month, we would like to introduce you to our good friend, Rizzo. She is one of our featured canine models. You can see Rizzo in this year's Holiday catalog, as well as on the website. Rizzo is a lot of fun, and she was a joy to have at the shoot.

Sundance Artists...Anne Sportun

November 14, 2014

Anne Sportun, Sundance jewelry artisan, hand crafting an exquisite piece

Anne Sportun is a featured Sundance Artist. She has been perfecting her craft since childhood, as she began experimenting with jewelry at a young age.

Sundance Holidays...There's Nothing Quite Like it

November 5, 2014

Sundance Resort lights up at the holidays

Watch as founder Robert Redford shares his sentiments about the magic of holidays at Sundance.

Ankle Booties...New Fall Classic

October 23, 2014

Ankle Boots from Sundance

Whether you call them booties or ankle boots, we love everything about this fall favorite. It’s a special family of footwear, sitting at a height that falls between the mid-calf boot and the shootie (which dips below the ankle). The appeal of the booties are their versatile design - they can take your independent sense of style and run with it straight through the season.

The Splendor of Fall

October 13, 2014

Fall's changing leaves, the brilliant hues of the aspen trees

Fall is one of our favorite times of the year. The air is crisp; the leaves of the aspen trees turn to beautiful hues of orange, red and yellow; the morning fog sits dreamily on the mountain peaks. It’s also the perfect time to get out and enjoy the scenery while hiking, fishing or mountain biking.

The Dogs of Sundance...October 2014

October 3, 2014

Finnegan, Sundance Dog of the Month

Congratulations to Finnegan, the Sundance Dog of October!

When we read Finnegan's story and saw the pictures of this adorable guy, we could not resist. Here is a little more about him as told by his family:

Expert Tips...How To Fold A Fitted Sheet

September 26, 2014

Richardson Reeves Bed with the Old Town Roses Bedding and Transcontinental Quilt

This video is the first in our series of helpful tips and how-tos. We hope to share our expertise with you and offer some guidance for incorporating the Sundance style into your life.

American Heritage Jewelry…A Treasure Trove of Beauty

September 24, 2014

25th Anniversary Heritage Jewelry Collection

One of our passions at Sundance is sharing with you the riches of cultural traditions, particularly those related to the American West. We are thrilled to offer an extraordinary selection of Native American heritage jewelry in our 25th Anniversary Collection — nearly three dozen cuffs, necklaces and money clips, each exquisite and unique.

The Dogs of Sundance...September 2014

September 19, 2014

Jake, One of the Dogs of Sundance

For Sundance, dogs are an integral part of our organization. Our offices are dog friendly, and we love to see them sniffing around the halls or curled up under a desk. We regularly feature the dogs of Sundance in catalogs, so if you remember seeing them grace the pages in the past, you now know those are Sundance family dogs.

Watch the Making of the Moab Grange Table...Reclaimed Beauty

September 16, 2014

The Moab Grange Table

Watch the video of this beautiful table’s great beginnings to see the artisans transform reclaimed barn wood into the exquisite Moab Grange table.

Fall Authentic Boot Collection...A Thing of Beauty

September 10, 2014

Old Gringo Boots

Nothing captures the mood of fall like a pair of beautiful leather boots. At Sundance, we consider them a staple of our style. Just pulling them on brings to mind autumn’s quintessential sensations: the spicy aroma of apple cider; the crunch of dry leaves underfoot; the sway of a hayride under a glowing harvest moon. 

Bosnian Artisans...A 12 Year Journey

In our 25 years, we’ve had the great privilege to work with many wonderful artists and craftspeople. These Bosnian artisan women are one such group.

On the Road, Again

Our Creative Director waxes poetically about the 25th Anniversary Fall Catalog shoot

“You are SOOOOO lucky - you get to travel to the most unbelievable places...” As the Creative Director at Sundance, I hear this a lot. Well. I can’t really argue with the sentiment. Sure, going on location for photo shoots is hard work, but I get to travel to Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Mexico... and most recently, Sundance’s backyard - Utah - it could be worse.

Catalog Covers...A Look Back

As we celebrate 25 wonderful years, we enjoy reflecting on some of our favorite covers and in particular, our very first cover mailed in Fall 1989. This magnificent shot was taken overlooking Sundance located at the base of the majestic Mt. Timpanogos in the Wasatch mountain range, UT. With this cover and many more to follow, each reflect the pledge to freedom, creativity and artistry.

Welcome to the Sundance Blog...

It all started at the place, Sundance, Utah. A glorious place in the mountains, a perfect host for the inspiration of new ideas. A place carefully nurtured, preserved and cherished; to be enjoyed by all. A place where storytelling is rich and has no limits.