Podcast: Chad Linebaugh — Sundance Resort’s Commitment to Art, Nature, and Community Balance

Kaitlyn ClarkeBusiness Elevated Podcast

Business Elevated Podcast (Season 5 Episode 37)

This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.

The Business Elevated podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.



In this episode, Pete Codella, managing director of business services at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, talks with Chad Linebaugh, president and general manager of Sundance Resort.

Linebaugh shares his Utah story, discussing the love he has for the state and his passion for outdoor activities like skiing and hiking. He details his journey in the resort industry, starting as a waiter at Sundance in 1994 and eventually becoming the general manager. Linebaugh also mentions the history of the resort, its founder Robert Redford’s vision, and its commitment to environmental preservation.

Linebaugh also discusses different aspects of Sundance, from its seasonal activities and the impact of early snowfall to challenges such as climate change and transportation issues. He discusses the resort’s response to unfavorable weather, emphasizing its significant investment in snowmaking technology, provides insights into Sundance’s visitation trends, and much more.