It's hard to fully appreciate a place you've lived your whole life. That's why I only came to acknowledge the beauty of Utah when I moved across the world and came back to visit each year. Every visit seems to be more picturesque than the last... which must mean that I'm becoming more accustomed to the Oxford scene and much less accustomed to the mountains.
While my old home was just a thirty minute drive away from Sundance, it's been years since I've been to the ski resort in winter. So the Sundance I know is a glorious, green, and frankly quite empty paradise. It might be hot and dry, but Sundance is a great place to walk along the river, eat, check out shops, and of course take some photos along the way.