Park City the Dog City

One of my favorite things about Park City is how dog friendly it is. Everyone has a dog! And as long as you clean up after your pooch, you will continue to be able to have your dog in a lot of areas around here. There are opportunities year round to take your best friend out on an adventure. Here is a list of my top places to take my dog when I want to get him some exercise and get myself to the outdoors.
Run-A-Muk Leash-free Dog Area
Run a Muk
 This park is located below the Utah Olympic Park in Kimball Junction and is a fenced, off leash area that spans 43 acres of land. There are two trails, a shorter one and a longer one. Both are well maintained and easy to hike. The upper part of the area has a little stream running through it, but the rest of it has little water and little shade so come prepared with water for you and your dog. This park is open all year so you can even go cross country skiing with your dogs when there is snow!
Willow Creek Park
Willow Creek
 In addition to playgrounds, playing fields, and courts for tennis and basketball, Willow Creek also has a dog park for your pooches! There is even a dog exercise/agility course in the park. In the summer months, the fenced area opens up to the pond for the dogs to swim in. You can also take your dog out of the fenced area on a leash and around the trail that loops around homes and back to the parking lot.
Round Valley
Round Valley
 Round Valley is an amazing open space for all sorts of activities, including mountain biking, hiking, and trail running. In 2016, the Park City Council designated a large portion of the protected open space to be an off-leash area for dogs. Just be sure to get them back on a leash within 150 feet of an off leash public trail head.
Quinn’s Junction 
Quinn's Junction
 This is another entry point for the Round Valley area. Accessible from the Park City Sports Complex, this is another great trail for you to have a nice hike or walk, while your dog gets to enjoy it with you off-leash.
Pinebrook Trails
Pinebrook Trails
 The Alf Engen Train is a great place to take your dog on a walk or a run, especially when it is hot out. There is a pond that dogs can swim in at the bottom of the trail near the playground, and the trail itself cuts through trees that provide some great shade while you’re working up a sweat.
What are some of your favorite areas to take your dog in Park City?

Seven Summits Challenge

One of the things I love about Park City is that there is always something going on and always something to do.
A few weeks ago a good client friend asked me if I was doing the Seven Summit Challenge at Park City Mountain and Canyons. I had never heard of it before so he informed me it was the first annual challenge put on by the resort. Since Park City and The Canyons merged back in 2015 it has been a huge attraction of over 300 runs and spanning 7,300 acres and has been a fun adventure to try to ride every lift in one day.
This year the resort created the challenge of getting to the top of seven of the peaks that span the entire resort. And guess what.. I did it!
We started at 9am at the Crescent Lift on the Park City side heading up to Jupiter Peak and ended all the way over at Murdock Peak at the Canyons around 3pm. We were able to use the lifts for a majority of it but had to hike up to the top of most of the peaks. The last haul up Murdock was brutal with an almost vertical finish but I did it! My friend and I literally crawled the last pitch of it on hands and knees. As we reached the top of every peak we were passed off by staff.
At the end of the day were greeted at the Red Pine Lodge at Canyons with burgers, drinks, and prizes. Not only was this a fun and challenging experience I got to do with friends, it was also for a great cause. A portion of every registration went to a non-profit organization that helps at-risk youth engage in adventure sports.
It was such a fun event and a great way to explore one of Utah’s amazing resorts and a truly unique side of Park City. I can’t wait to do it again next year!
For more info on skiing in Park City or for more fun local events like this feel free to reach out to me!

Resort Report

We just received our annual Resort Report, my favorite informational piece on comparative real estate markets in the Rocky Mountain West. Here is a snapshot of some important Park City specific data.

“The Summit Sotheby’s International Realty annual Resort Report analyzes data pertinent to the various resort real estate markets located in Park City, Utah and the western United States, helping consumers make better real estate decisions, whether purchasing or selling a home in a resort area.
In resort communities, seasonality, location, and employment opportunities often drive the inventory of homes down, and housing prices up. Interestingly, all of the Sotheby’s International Realty resort locations listed below, analyzed within the report, demonstrated increases in both average price and average price per square foot – a clear indicator of consumers’ continued desire for lifestyle-insured home purchases and willingness to spend more for homes they truly desire.
The annual Resort Report, analyzes data compiled from 12 prominent resort communities in Park City, Utah and the western half of the United States, keeping consumers up-to-date on the overall housing market in each area, and positioning them to make better real estate decisions, whether purchasing or selling a home in a Resort market.”


Sundance 2018 Restaurant Survival Guide

January 9, 2018


In 10 days, from January 18th – 28th, Sundance is coming to Park City and it’s coming in hot. This means crowded streets, shops, restaurants and crowded EVERYTHING! One of the many obstacles of this busy 10 day stretch is finding a place to eat that doesn’t have a 2 hour wait time just to be seated. Main Street restaurants are great, but pretty difficult when you’re on a tight schedule. To help you find some good food while you are “Sundancing”, I have put together a list of my top 10 restaurants OFF Main Street,to get you out of the hustle and bustle and into some good eats.


Twisted Fern (lunch & dinner)
1300 Snow Creek Drive, Suite RS
Park City, UT 84060
Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm
$$ ~ New American

Cognition Winery & Bistro (small plates & bar)
1260 Iron Horse Drive
Park City, UT 84060
Hours: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
$$ ~ Traditional American

Five5eeds (breakfast & lunch)
1600 Snow Creek Drive, Suite EF
Park City, UT 84060
Hours: 7:30am – 3:00pm
$$ ~ Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch

Good Karma (best breakfast! &lunch & dinner)
1782 Prospector Ave.
Park City, UT 84060
Hours: 8:00am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
$$ ~ Persian/Iranian, Indian

Windy Ridge Cafe (lunch & dinner)
1250 Iron Horse Drive
Park City, UT 84060
Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm
$$ ~ Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches

Sammy’s Bistro (lunch & dinner)
1890 Bonanza Drive, Suite 100
Park City, UT 84060
Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm
$$ ~ New American

Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive (lunch & dinner)
1251 Kearns Blvd
Park City, UT 84060
Hours: 11:00am – 2:00am (10:00am – 2:00pm during Sundance)
$$ ~ Bars, Traditional American

Adolph’s Restaurant (dinner)
1500 Kearns Blvd
Park City, UT 84060
Hours: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
$$$ ~ New American, Modern European

Element (delivery & take-out meals)
1400 Snow Creek Drive, Suite L
Park City, UT 84060
Hours: 8:00am – 8:00pm
~ Personal Chefs, Gluten-Free, Organic

Bandannas Bar & Grill (breakfast & lunch)
2001 Park Ave
Park City, UT 84060
Hours: 7:30am – 3:00pm
$$ ~ Traditional American


If you are looking for any other recommendations or have any questions about Park City restaurants, shops, or homes, please feel free to call me!

Mary Ciminelli
(801) 550-7563
Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Best Mocha in Town


Okay, it’s getting cold. Like, seriously cold. So the other day a friend and I were looking for a nice beverage to warm us up. Our closest option was Starbucks, right next to the office. Bleh. But it had coffee and a place for us to sit and chat. As we were in line a girl in front of us ordered a chocolate croissant and a light bulb went off in my head: Ritual Chocolate is right down the street! We quickly ditched the chain and took the 5 minute walk away from Park Ave. to a sneaky little section of Iron Horse Dr. that houses this wonderful chocolate shop as well as some of my other favorite spots (Windy Ridge Cafe & Fairweather Natural Foods).
As you walk into Ritual you are immediately hit with the smell of delicious, rich, quality chocolate. Scanning the menu we found an array of amazing looking espresso and chocolate drinks. We decided to try the Winter Mint Mocha, a seasonal drink of theirs made with their house-made peppermint syrup and Mid Mountain chocolate. And holy crap it did not disappoint! It was the perfect amount of sweet without being too sugary and tasted like a delicious peppermint chocolate bar melted into some espresso. Literally the best mocha I’ve ever had.
Ritual Chocolate is great for grabbing drinks, has a handful of tables great for sitting and visiting, and the best part is they make all their chocolate in house on the other side of a window so you can watch the magic while sipping on your delicious beverage.
For more recommendations on great food and beverage spots around the Park City area feel free to reach out to me!
Mary Ciminelli
Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Park City 3rd Quarter Real Estate Statistics for Summit and Wasatch Counties

October, 2017 – Park City continues to be a healthy and stable real estate market. Here is a summary of year over year 3rd quarter statistics for Summit and Wasatch counties, published by The Park City Board of REALTORS®. For more in depth information on a specific neighborhood of interest, along with local insight to the positives and negatives of each micro market, please contact me via the information below.

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The number of single family market transactions and the median sales price grew at 7% and 7% respectively over the past year.  The bulk of these sales occurred outside the Park City Limits as buyers searched for properties that fit their lifestyle and budget.  The condominium market transactions and median sales price grew at 10% and 10% respectively over the past year.  These sales were spread more evenly across the Summit and Wasatch markets.
Sara Werbelow, President of the Park City Board of REALTORS® commented, “The real estate market is solid.  We have sufficient inventory to meet our client’s needs.  Prices do continue to escalate, but at a reasonable pace.”
Remember that these are overall statistics and are simply a snapshot at a moment in time and may not be representative of long-term trends.  The Summit and Wasatch markets are composed of numerous diverse micro-markets.  More granular statistics are shown below.  Buyers and sellers are encouraged to contact a member of the Park City Board of REALTORS® to find answers to specific real estate related inquiries and fully understand trends in the overall market and specific areas of interest.
Year-Over-Year Single Family Home Sales
  • The number of sales inside the Park City Limits increased by 12% and median price increased 18%.


  • Park Meadows sales increased 15% and median price increased 21%.
  • Old town sales increased 15% and median price increased 11%.
  • Lower Deer Valley sales decreased 19% but median sales price increased 8%.
  • Snyderville Basin sales increased 9% and median sales price increased 2%.


  • Sales in The Canyons increased 14% and but median price decreased 26%.
  • Sales in the Silver Springs area decreased 6% but median price increased 4%.
  • Pinebrook sales were flat but median sales price increased 13%.
  • Jeremy Ranch sales increased 27% and median sales price increased 5%.
  • Promontory Sales increased 13% and median sales price decreased 12%.
  • Jordanelle sales increased 15% and median price increased 34%.
  • Heber Valley sales decreased 9% and the median price increased 4%.
  • Kamas Valley sales increased 32% and the median price decreased 5%.


  • Kamas and Marion sales increased 135% and median price increased 7%.
  • Oakley and Weber Canyon sales increased 5% and median price decreased 10%.
  • Wanship, Hoytsville, Coalville, Echo, & Henefer sales increased 54% and median price increased 17%.

Year-Over-Year Condominium Sales

  • Sales inside Park City Limits increased 28% and the median price increased 21%.


  • Old Town sales increased 28% and the median price increased 9%.
  • Lower Deer Valley sales increased 7% and the median price dipped 3%.
  • Prospector sales decreased 4% and the median price dropped 3%.
  • Snyderville Basin sales decreased 9% and the median price increased 6%.


  • The Canyons sales decreased 13% and the median price dipped 1%.
  • Kimball sales increased 6% and the median price increased 10%.
  • Pinebrook sales decreased 16% and the median price increased 3%.
  • Jordanelle sales increased 17% and the median price dropped 5%.
  • Heber Valley sales increased 10% and the median price increased 21%.


Clearly each micro-market has its own character and story. Simply reviewing the numbers is not sufficient to understand the big picture. Individual markets can be influenced by a number of factors including specific sales that can skew the statistics. In addition, amenities, property condition, location, and new construction impact the numbers. The only sure way to fully understand the local real estate market is to contact a member of the Park City Board of REALTORS®.