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Ragnar Trail Relay – Coming April 2014

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013


Ragnar is bringing another trail relay to Zion Ponderosa on April 25-26, 2014.   Last year’s event attracted a great crowd and the weather was perfect for the experience.  Watch this Ragnar Trail Relay video from last year’s event.

View some of the great images from last fall’s event below, and visit this link to register for your next great Ragnar Trail Relay experience.

Ragnar Runner

A runner celebrates as he crosses the finish on one of his relay legs.

Ragnar Trail Relay

A view across the pool at the tent city that was part of the Ragnar Trail Relay event.

NEW Wellness – Fitness Retreats

Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Utah Wellness Retreat

Wellness Retreat at Utah’s Zion National Park

It’s time to strengthen your whole body wellness and Zion Ponderosa is the place to do that in 2014.  We have just launched a new program that is slated for two specific weeks where you, your friends, associates, and family can experience the physical activity and relaxation that can truly bring rejuvenation.

Utah Wellness Retreat

Enjoy the seclusion of our 4,000 acre resort on the border of Zion National Park.

Join us this coming May 4-10 or September 28 – October 4 for a week that will help you to be physically active, and provide the atmosphere where your mind and soul can gain the strength and wellness that you’ve been hoping for.

Wellness Retreat Coordinator

Mandy Woodhouse

Directed by our in-house Wellness expert Mandy Woodhouse, you’ll have the opportunity to experience fitness classes, guided hikes, guided scenic tours, and outdoor adventure.  See a  sample itinerary here.

This retreat includes excellent healthy dining options, access to our 4,000 acre forested ranch, plus the amazing surroundings of Zion National Park.  While this is not specifically a weight loss experience, you are likely to firm up your muscles, and gain greater physical tone, and potentially lose weight as you enjoy our delectable meals, and wellness activities.  We invite you to share this experience with your friends, family, and associates on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.

Learn more about our Wellness Fitness Retreats at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

 

Massage at Juniper Spa

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Juniper Spa at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort offers a wide range of relaxation options for their visitors including Shiatsu, Swedish and Deep Tissue massages, Reflexology, Body Scrubs, and a  Poolside Polish. They will even come to your cabin or vacation home rental. Two visitors share their experience here.

Spa Treatment Services

Spa Treatments at Zion Ponderosa

“There are two massage artists at Zion’s Ponderosa, both of whom welcomed me with such gracious and easy manners, I immediately felt relaxed.  They had me fill out a sheet telling them some of the things I was looking for in a massage, then I went to a private room to dress down and prepare for the massage.

 

The rooms were clean and warm, with relaxing music playing.  The bed linens had obviously just been changed and I felt pampered before the session even began.  My masseuse asked me a few questions then got started by using some aromatherapy to help me relax.  The following massage was thorough and well performed.

 

My masseuse was able to deepen when asked and lighten when asked and I was very satisfied with the massage over all.  I also loved the light conversation during the session, which helped me to stay awake (I have often missed my massage by getting too relaxed and sleeping through it!).  At the end of the massage, I was able to take some time to gather myself and get dressed, I did not feel too hurried.  When I left, they even gave me a chocolate.  I felt very pampered and cheerful the rest of the afternoon.” Katie, College Park, MD

Juniper Spa

Juniper Spa

Massage Treatments at Zion Ponderosa

Massage Treatments

     “I really enjoyed the massage at Zion’s Ponderosa Ranch Resort. The therapist that worked with me had many years of experience in the health care industry and was so professional!  It was a perfect addition to a true vacation of family fun and personal relaxation.  I remember thinking DO NOT LET THIS END. Clean, comfortable facilities, perfectly lit with the smell of lavender in the air made it delightful. A joy.” Carolyn, Highland, UT