Archive for the ‘Ragnar Trail Relay’ Category

Competition Winner

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Our Zion Ragnar Photo Competition winner has been selected! Jonathan, a Ragnar participant from Utah,  will enjoy two complimentary nights in one of our cabin suites for up to six people. His picture was selected out of many submitted pictures based on how well it captured the Zion Ragnar trail relay experience held this year at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

Jonathan's Instagram Photo

Jonathan’s Instagram Photo

To view all photo submissions, search for the hashtag #zionponderosa on Instagram. Thank you to all who participated in our competition.

After having great weather on Friday, a light snow came in on Saturday morning (4:00 am.).   Follow this link –> to view Ragnar photos – video from Friday’s activities.

 

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.

 Learn more about Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Learn more about the Zion Trail Relay

Happy Holidays from Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

This past year was the first time I had heard of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, and now it’s one of our family’s favorite places. As 2013 comes to an end, it’s great to look back on all the fun from this last year.

Ragnar Trail Relay – April

The Ragnar Relay hosted by Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort this last April was an event never to be forgotten. And it’s coming back! Zion Ponderosa will be hosting another Ragnar Trail race April 24-26, 2014.

Ragnar Trail Relay

Ragnar Trail Relay is coming soon to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

 

 

Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks – June

Summer is the busiest time of year at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, and for good reason. The weather is warm, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park are close, and the activities offered on site are above and beyond anything else in the area. It’s a beautiful place to be.

View of Zion National Park main canyon

View of Zion National Park main canyon

 

 

Family Reunion – August

At our family reunion this August, all 52 of us had a blast at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. We hiked and biked in Zion National Park, rode UTVs, horses and climbed the rock wall and got massages. We even watched a Rodeo and danced the night away at a Barn Dance. It was a great vacation and tons of fun.

Hiking with tots at Zion National Park

Hiking with my kids at Zion National Park.

 

 

Couples Getaway – October

My husband and I enjoyed a quiet fall break by spending a weekend at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. The changing colors at Zion National Park were amazing as well as catching the sunset from the porch of our Cabin Suite.

We were lucky the US government shutdown of National Parks ended October 16, 2013 just a few days before we came, but even if we hadn’t been able to see Zion National ParkZion Ponderosa Ranch Resort had plenty of activities to keep us busy.

The sunset from the porch of a Cabin Suite.

The sunset from the porch of a Cabin Suite.

 

Thank you for sharing part of 2013 with us. We hope to see you all again soon. Happy Holidays from Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

Susan Strayer is an outdoors blogger who lives near Sundance, Utah. Read more at www.mountainmomandtots.com.