One word: LAYERS! Assuming you’re at Sundance to watch some movies, you will be switching between freezing outdoor lines and heated indoor theaters. The easiest way to guarantee comfort the entire time is to make sure that you can pack layers on while you’re in the cold, and take them off when you step through the doors. There are always essentials when you’re heading to a place as cold as Utah in January…
A thick winter coat (to make it easy, one that will go with all of your outfits)
Long sleeves (turtle-necks are BACK, haven’t you heard?!)
Thermals or leggings as the bottom layer
Scarves, thick socks, mittens or gloves
Waterproof (and comfortable) shoes. Don’t be that person wearing heels and trying not to slip on the ice!
Don’t forget your hand warmers! (A must have for added comfort)
There is a way to look fashionable and still stay warm – no one is going to notice your designer blouse if they’re focused on your chattering teeth. Black jeans, layered on top of a pair of thermal pants, can be paired with any cute snow coat to make a clean look for any press cameras. There are plenty of stores that sell cheap (but trendy!) winter clothes. On the warmer days, you might find tights warm enough with a long, wool dress and your winter coat.
Park City is hilly but will most-likely have snow, and very possibly ice! This year’s temperatures range from low 30s to low 40s, with estimated occasional snowfall and possible rain. Wind speed is expected to remain below 10 mph, but in the case of wind chill, your scarf will be the game-changer in keeping your body temperature up!
If your time at Sundance is substantial, bear in mind that you are in one of the largest ski resorts in America! As long as time and expenses permit, pack up your ski gear and grab a lift ticket. You’ll be shredding the slopes during the day and catching midnight film premieres. With the predicted weather, ski pants and a light ski jacket should be perfect in keeping you warm.
BFF at Sundance Co-Executive Producer
& Executive Assistant to Executive Producer Brennan MacLean