Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles What's going on everybody? I'm Alex, aka @AlexTheVagabond, and you are watching Vagabrothers. Right now I am just outside of Park City in Utah, and I'm super excited because in this video, I'm partnering with @Visit Utah to show you the secret side of Sundance Film Festival, but not just the festival..... I'm also going to be highlighting all the incredible activities you can do in the region, and we're getting started right now here at Wasatch Excursions going on an epic snowmobiling adventure. Let's go Snowmobiling is super fun, but I've only done it a couple times in my life. I do own a motorcycle and ride it quite frequently. They're similar but different. I'm excited. It's been a long time since I've gone snowmobiling. It's really, really fun and we are in a beautiful place for it. We're right on the edge of the Wasatch Mountain State Park, as you can see, back here behind me. It snowed overnight, so there's a little bit of fresh powder on the ground. Can't ask for much more. It's a beautiful day, and I'm excited to get on one of these snowmobiles. Let's go. This is Matt. He's going to be our guide today. Yeah, you know, Wasatch Excursions. What's the plan? Today we're going to go up Pine Canyon Road. We're going to head up to the top of the mountain. We're going to do about 3000 feet of climb. We're in. We'll cover about 35 miles or so today, show you guys some of the best spots that our mountain has to offer, and hopefully get the mountain medicine that you guys are looking to get. I'm all about that mountain medicine. Let's do this. How are you feeling there Carrie ? Why are you smiling? Because you just look really cute in this outfit. I like it Have you ever gone snowmobiling before? No, this is my first time, and I think that this is a great place to do it for my first time because it's gorgeous. Enough talking. It's time to go snowmobiling. Alright well we made it to the top. Behind us you have Brighton, a resort over there. On the backside over here, Deer Valley. And we're just ripping around on snowmobiles having a splendid time. Super fun. Riding snowmobiles in powder is a really unique experience, and if you've never done it, then you need to try. Come visit these guys here. They're going to show you a great time. How are you doing? Just making sure everybody stays in line. Stay safe. You've got the walkie-talkie. I've got the walkie-talkie. You've got the responsibility. Everybody needs to come back to the base. I'm in charge here, obviously. It's obvious, isn't it? I'm in the back of this. You look like a stormtrooper goes to the disco. Well, that was so fun. It's been so long since I've ridden a snowmobile, but getting back up into the mountains into that deep powder..... really, really, really great time. But I'm not going to lie, ripping around in the snow, it does make you feel a little bit cold, so.. I think it's time we warm things up around here. While it may not look like much, but inside of this little dome shaped snow cone is a thermal hot spring. We must investigate We must find out more, and most importantly, we must soak. This is cool. Well, that was totally unexpected and extremely unique. I've never soaked in a hot spring quite like that one. I've been in many hot springs in my days, and if you're a subscriber, a longtime subscriber on this channel, you probably know that I love hot springs. That one was unique.. never been in one quite like that. The thermal spring is actually 67 feet deep, and it was really cool seeing the scuba divers going down because they were doing some cave diving training. We've done a lot today, but we're not quite done. I think it's time to eat. And I have a feeling it's going to be kind of a mission to get to our meal, but it'll be fun. Let's go [ Song]..."Throw me under water If I don't swim I'll drive. I can dream in color. Whenever you're around I'm not too proud to say it over." Well, we have done many things today, but we're not quite done. We still have to work for our dinner, and we've thrown on snowshoes. We're back in the State Park Wasatch Mountain. I just want to say Sasquatch every time. We're going to hike to a yurt and have a four-course meal. This is gastronomy, people. It's not just food, it's cuisine. So that's what we're doing. We have a hike. I'll shut up now. It's time to start walking. [Song] Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It is bright and early. It's about 7:45 in the morning. We've been up since 5:00 a.m. today because we're going to Sundance Film Festival. We have to arrive 30 minutes prior to the screening, which is at 8:00. So we're cutting it close, but we should make it. Thank you Okay. Well we have made it into the screening. We're seeing Tesla starring Ethan Hawke. It's a biographical drama, and it should be really good. I'm extremely excited. We'll check in with you guys afterwards, okay? We really love this film. We're always happy to have Michael Almereyda back at Sundance. You're gonna meet him at the QA. And in the meantime, please enjoy the film, and if you could, turn off all your cell phones. Thanks Well, that was a super interesting film about a very peculiar and brilliant man, one whose name is spoken pretty much every single day now with the car company but of which we don't really know all that much about. It was really interesting insight into his life, his mind the pros and the cons of being a brilliant inventor. It's a film I highly recommend you go and see when it comes out in theaters. I really liked it. I thought it was really well done. It was unexpected too. The ending kind of had a fun twist to it that I really liked. So we are taking a little stroll through Park City. We're going to go get some brunch. But I figured this is a good time to kind of share a couple of practical tips about the festival. Getting around in Park City proper, pretty easy. There's a bunch of busses that are constantly running I think until about 11:00 p.m And your passes can get you on those. There's a good little brunch spot here called Five Seeds, which we are going to go sample. It's time for brunch. So here's the condensed history of Park City. In 1868 soldiers stationed in nearby Salt Lake City traversed the mountains looking for riches. They found it here in Park City, silver. And in 1870, the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad brought many more hopeful miners here to Utah. But the most famous person to come to Park City was George Hearst, the father of media mogul William Randolph Hearst, who paid thirty thousand dollars for his Ontario Silver Mine, which produced over fifty million dollars for him in his lifetime. From its humble beginnings as a wild rambunctious mining town, to its near disappearance, it almost became a ghost town. Park City has reinvented itself as one of the premier ski resort destinations in the world. It hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, and it's been hosting the annual Sundance Film Festival since 1981. Walking around Main Street and the surrounding neighborhood, it's really easy to see that western mining heritage. And while much of Main Street still resembles that, the stores have definitely changed.