If quietude, solitude and freedom from attitude top your list of ski vacation attributes, head to Sundance.
Owned by actor and activist Robert Redford, this little resort nestled at the base of 11,745-foot Mount Timpanogos, the second highest peak in the Wasatch Range, boasts some of the most dramatic scenery you will find at a U.S. ski mountain. Sundance is not a mountain for thrill-seekers who want difficult terrain, but it harbors enough variety in its 450 skiable acres and 2,150 vertical feet to sate most skiers. Plus the resort offers a variety of amenities including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, art and pottery classes and a spa. The resort's Tree Room restaurant and Owl Bar also provide an excellent après menu.
Lift tickets: Ages 65 and over pay $15 (regularly $47).
For more information, visit Sundance Resort.