Victory Ranch has been the center of the Sundance action this past week, drawing an A-list crowd to its behind-the-scenes events at the private ski-in/ski-out clubhouse in the heart of Park City, 875 Main, and to the annual ChefDance dinner series.
During the iconic festival, 875 Main debuted the “Sundance After Seven” cocktail lounge, a nightly, invite-only cocktail party hosted by Victory Ranch in partnership with The Agency, a luxury real estate brokerage and lifestyle company based in Beverly Hills. Guests mingled with the celebrity crowd, sipping signature cocktails and dining on charcuterie prepared by Victory Ranch Executive Chef Adam Price. The evening events were packed with guests, giving Victory Ranch much exposure during the festival and introducing 875 Main as the place to be in Park City. During the day, 875 Main served as the LA Times Sundance Headquarters, where an interactive media studio was installed for celebrity and filmmaker interviews.
The highly acclaimed ChefDance dinner series, presented by Victory Ranch, returned for its 12th year, bringing the country’s finest chefs together with the festival’s biggest stars for nightly dinner events at 472 Main Street. The list of chefs included Chef Steven Fretz of Church Key in Los Angeles, Chef Parind Vora of Jezebel in Austin and Chef Shawn Armstrong of Montage Hotel in Utah, to name a few. Cast and crew from the festival’s top films attended nightly, and you can view photos at the gallery below.
Both events gave film festival attendees an up close look at Victory Ranch, which presented its own film, Victory Ranch: One Late October Day, displayed on screens during the nightly events. Guests huddled around to see colorful footage of the Victory Ranch lifestyle, its 6,700 acres of pristine backcountry, 18-hole Rees Jones golf course, mountain biking trails and more. Attendees and interested parties were invited to Victory Ranch to tour the property for themselves.
Meanwhile, Victory Ranch was selected as one of the filming locations for a documentary about the Sundance Film Festival and its impact on the film and arts community. Victory Ranch’s Freestone Lodge and River Cabins serve as the backdrop for several interviews. The film is being created in collaboration with the Sundance Institute and Slate Magazine and will feature celebrities, film directors and festival organizers.