When they're not in the theaters premiering their films there is no doubt a few stars will be trying to check out Utah's amazing mountains for some skiing or snowboarding. Luckily there are more than a few people trying to help get them up there!
The Burton Experience: in past years actors like Aaron Paul have enjoyed Burton's complimentary snowboard lessons with Burton’s expert "Learn To Ride" instructors including Jack Mitrani, Danny Davis and Gabi Viteri. After being outfitted head to toe in new Burton demo gear, VIP guests hit the slopes for one wild ride, and are greeted at their Pig Pen lounge with Vermont-inspired comfort food and music by DJ Spider.
Neffland Park City: Neff has teamed up with Park City to create a one of a kind snow park complete with candy cane rails, snow-cone jibs and so much more. They're also offering free lessons with a pro.
Oakley Learn To Ride: Director and Entourage star Adrian Grenier, along with many others, will head up some of Park City's impressive mountains armed with Oakley gear and lessons from professional riders. Before their trek, guests will be treating themselves to New Era caps, Emergen-C to keep the flu away, and Cream of Wheat. Element Electronics has set up a photo booth so the memories can be shared with the world via social media.
Between screenings there's no better past-time for celebs than swag shopping. Here are a couple places you may catch them. (Traveling between hotspots is easy thanks to Uber SUVs!)
Village At The Lift [825 Main St]: Park City's most anticipated gifting area and lounge is back for another season. During the day, actors like Kate Bosworth will be treated to UGG Australia boots, Samsung technology, portraits by Getty/WireImage, food by Animal, Tea of a Kind, Icelandic Glacial water and delicious snacks by Brownie Brittle!
Nintendo Lounge [738 Main St]: Sundance's stars will be dropping in to lighten the mood by demoing the brand's new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS XL as well as upcoming games.
Nikki Beach Private Lounge [201 Heber St]: Film festival and nightlife stable Nikki Beach Worldwide is coming to Sundance for the first time to take over the indoor-outdoor rooftop patio at The Sky Lodge Hotel.
Miami Lounge [625 Main St]: Festival-goers like Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell will check out this Miami inspired lounge, which includes live DJ performances, Rotten Tomatoes/Sirius XM Live Broadcasting, complimentary food and cocktails. There will be gifting like shoes and accessories from Carlo Pazolini, cocktails from Disaronno, leathers from Rudsak, clothing and jewelry from Johnny Was, snacks from Sabra Hummus, Lifeway Foods, HINT water, as well as a variety of other brands.
Kari Feinstein Style Lounge [444 Main St]: Stars like Josh Kelley and Katherine Heigl will stop in to check out the latest in clothing, jewelry, exciting getaways, electronics, gadgets, high-end skincare and cosmetics.
TR Suites Gifting & Style Lounge [136 Heber Ave]: In the past, guests like Octavia Spencer have dropped by this lounge for Dove Hair blow outs and styling services as well as cosmetics in the COVERGIRL Beauty Lounge. Guests will also be checking out ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water, Sensa Weight-Loss System, National Geographic, Sean John, The Teaologist, Sabra Dipping Co., Macaron Magnifique, Power Mat, Lenovo Powered by IZEA, LYFE Kitchen, and Hint Water. Music provided by the 4AM DJs.
Variety Studio: Celebs including Jessica Biel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Evan Rachel Wood can take part in Variety's festival-filmmaker video series, and then browse products from the Dockers Alpha Khaki bar and check out Speck's CandyShell iPhone and iPad cases -- all while enjoying specialty cocktails by Ciroc.
Chase Sapphire on Main [692 Main St]: All guests can enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Chase as well as enjoy VIP cocktail parties with Sundance talent like Ed Burns, on the dramatic jury this year. The space also features a gallery with memorabilia from past festival films, such as Little Miss Sunshine and Garden State.
The Everest Mansion [Private]: With the help of Saygus Vphone LTE, Everest will make its debut at Sundance Film Festival hosting celebs like James Franco late night and kicking off each morning with an organic breakfast bar including Sheila G's Original Brownie Brittle snacks, along with yoga sessions courtesy of Moksha Yoga. Following the healthy early morning activities, the day will lead into various informative and educational events, such as The Everest Challenge, Women In Media Panels, and a Illumin8 Tech Summit brought to you by Money Desktop.
McCafe Lodge [427 Main St]: Escaping the cold is a Park City pastime and guests can count on having at least one place to take a break from the snow as McDonald's McCafe welcomes guests attending the Film Festival to warm up and recharge at the McCafe Lodge in association with media partners Cinefix.com and Wonderwall.com.
Outdoor Retailer Innovation Gallery [580 Main St]: The Innovation Gallery, produced by Liz Ferrin Productions, gives Sundance filmmakers, celebrities, media and industry a glimpse into the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show taking place in nearby Salt Lake City, its brands, and the spirit of the outdoors and its pivotal role in independent film.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Sundance Film Festival 2013: Celebrity Hotspots!
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