We are sharing the love of Zion by bringing service and adventure to life!
Zion Ponderosa is a full service resort located on a large property that borders the east side of Zion National Park in southern Utah. We are passionate about providing exceptional service while sharing our love of Zion and all the outdoor adventures with our guests.
We are a 4000-acre pristine property bordering the east side of Zion National Park. Nearby for quick day visits are Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon national parks, and many other state parks.
About Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Opportunities on our team include positions in customer service, food and beverage, outdoor recreation, facilities and maintenance, housekeeping and much more. Join our team and share your passions with the world.
Southern Utah is home to 5 national parks and all can be explored while living at Zion Ponderosa on short day trips or overnight adventures. We are a 4,000-acre pristine property bordering the east side of Zion National Park. Our Location is centrally located between Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, and Zion national parks. Many other state parks and national monuments are also scattered all around us. There is literally no end to the adventures you can explore and the natural wonders to experience first hand.
Our story is that of a multigenerational family dream. We inspire and renew a love for adventure in the outdoors. Every day is a new opportunity to live well, achieve greater, and love life. We welcome all to join our family as we inspire the love of Zion and the Ponderosa Ranch. It is a special experience to share passions with others from all over the world and to share in their own experience as they feel the magic of nature for the first time.
The Employee Experience
No matter the department you work in you will have opportunities to make your time at Zion Ponderosa unforgettable. Whether you stay for a single season or many, we hope you can look back at your time here as one of the best choices you ever made. Whether you are a part of our roughly 150 team members or one of our thousands of guests, you become part of our close-knit family. We have long since had a dream of sharing our property and Zion with people from all over the world. That dream has been coming to life and is ever-growing each year. Come and take a chance to work and play in our natural playgrounds.
Our ideal candidate is someone that wants to be a part of a fun, active, and passionate team. Excellent staff work with humility and are happy to help wherever is needed to bring team success. We want someone who is hungry to share their talents to achieve success. We are in the business of people in more ways than one. To be happy here you need to be able to be flexible with coworkers and the guests you will meet.
People come to our location for work or vacation from all over the world. They come from different backgrounds and different cultures. Working and living at Zion Ponderosa is a great opportunity for you to meet new interesting people that become life-long friends. We strive in all ways to be more than just a place to work or to sleep, like a typical hotel. We want to provide an “experience” that is lasting and provides emotional depth.
Room and Board
We provide included onsite housing and an opportunity to enroll in a discount meal plan. The housing varies in type but is mostly dorm style where you can expect to have roommates. We have a large dorm building where most staff stay and share a single bedroom with one roommate. Bathrooms are shared with the entire wing, but ratios are typically one shower and one toilet to one set of roommates in a room. A shared kitchen is also available to all staff that wishes to cook. There is a daily maintenance fee of $2/person/day. This fee includes electricity, gas, water, wifi, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and paper products, etc. Some housing areas when we are completely full are larger dorm rooms in different buildings that may include more than one roommate. Spaces are assigned on a first come first serve basis.
In addition to the cooking areas provided we also provide a low-cost meal plan. This is the option we most recommend, and most staff do take part in it. We provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner during peak season at a cost of $4 per meal to the staff member. This is to help with time constraints during shifts and space constraints for the food storage and preparation area. All meals ordered from any onsite restaurant are also offered at a 20% discount for any time you would like to have a good breakfast or any other meal.
Our closest neighbor is Zion National Park where many trails head straight from our ranch resort property into the park. Visitors come from all over the world to experience activities such as canyoneering in Zion slot canyons. Not many feelings can match the wonder as you descend ropes deep into these canyons. Imagine standing hundreds of feet deep in a red rock slot canyon hallway, very few people have stood in these places. This kind of experience becomes a regular as you work and play in an area so blessed with pristine beauty in every direction.
Our staff has the opportunity to experience the Ranch just as a guest would. We want our staff to participate in all recreation activities for free, use the resort amenities such as pool, hot tub, tennis courts, pickleball, and paddleboards on the pond. When you are off-shift your time is your own to explore and recreate! We want you to experience our story while creating your own.
Some onsite activities include: Canyoneering, rock climbing, ziplining, horseback riding, shotgun shooting, paintballing, ATV riding, Jeep tours, hiking tours, overnight backpacking, tennis, pickleball, pool, jacuzzi, dutch oven cooking, stargazing, yoga, wagon rides, mini-golf and more.
How to Apply
Please complete our on-line application by clicking APPLY HERE