Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Ragnar Trail Relay – Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

For the third consecutive year Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort has been the host to a Ragnar Trail Relay.   Last year’s event drew 1,600 runners and this year’s event brought 2,800+.  These images and the video were from yesterday, and the weather changed overnight, so today weather wasn’t what was hoped for.

Ragnar Trail Relay - Zion

The Ragnar event center situated at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

Ragnar event coordinators indicated that this was the largest trail running event they have hosted.   View this video the shows runners, interviews with participants, and scenes of the entire event.

This event started yesterday morning (Friday – April 25) and concludes this afternoon.  Zion Ponderosa offers six different lodging options which were all filled, and a large part of the main resort area was a tent city for the past couple of days.

Ragnar

A view across the pool toward the tent city and main Ragnar event area.

This Ragnar Trail Relay on the border of Zion National Park has been a great success, and participants seem to have enjoyed their experience in 2014.

Ragnar Trail Relay

A team of runners poses during the Ragnar Trail Relay event at Zion.

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Learn more about the Zion Trail Relay

Mom’s Retreat – May 16-18

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Enjoy a mom’s retreat taking place at Zion Ponderosa – May 16-18 and a family adventure on October 9-12.

Interested in saving $50 on your Weekend Adventure pass? Register by this Friday, March 14, using the code “MomItForwardFriends.” Click here for details: www.familyforward.com

Observation Point- Zion National Park

Observation Point near Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Zion Wellness Retreat – Interest Growing

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Recently we announced that Zion Ponderosa would be offering two week-long Wellness Retreats in 2014.

This new press release provides more details that are suitable for re-posting and publication.  WellnessRetreat-May2014-ZionPonderosa.  <—Press here for PDF.

Utah Wellness Retreat

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

For Immediate Release (also see PDF file above)

Get Away To Get Well

Zion National Park, Utah – January 2014 – In 2014 Utah’s Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is offering two exclusive week-long opportunities to build whole-body wellness. The first wellness retreat is slated for May 4 – 10, and offers a daily physical schedule that includes options for hiking, zumba, aquatics, yoga, and pilates. Informative seminars and outdoor adventures will round out this unique experience.

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The “getaway” is often touted as a method for stepping aside from personal issues and cares, and in essence walking away from your current environment, to distance yourself from everyday challenges. This act of physically moving to a new locale is step one, and step two is to move yourself mentally and emotionally.

A natural setting is perhaps the best possible place to get away when seeking greater personal wellness, and few places are more natural than a National Park. With 4,000 acres of private property Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort sits on a forested plateau at the top of Utah’s Zion National Park, literally bordering the park boundary. This private location is definitely high on the natural setting list and offers a prime foundation from which to build personal wellness.

“Wellness is greatly enhanced when the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of life can each be effectively addressed,” says Wellness Retreat Director Mandy Woodhouse. “Our week-long itinerary provides a well-rounded approach offering clean fresh air in a wonderful mountain setting, excellent instruction, physical activities, and a serene environment for personal introspection.”

These week-long experiences are limited to a small groups so that wellness retreat leaders and instructors can focus on specific needs of each individual. Participants will have time to explore Zion National Park and other nearby attractions, plus enjoy evening campfires, star-gazing, and other entertaining opportunities. “Our guest will have the opportunity for active participation in activities or processes that will build greater physical and inner strength and provide the foundation to better manage life,” says Woodhouse.

This all-inclusive experience comes with fine lodging, healthy dining, and days full of activities.

Contact: Mandy Woodhouse – See her contact information on the PDF file (link at top of page).
Web: www.ZionWellnessRetreat.com