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Glacier National Park's 2010 Concessioner Operating Dates Announced

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Date: April 13, 2010
Contact: Amy Vanderbilt, 406 888-5838
Contact: Wade Muehlhof, 406 888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park officials today announced the following 2010 operating dates for park concessioners. These concessioners, who work under contract within Glacier National Park, provide visitor services including lodging, food service, gift shops, tours, transportation, horseback riding, guided day hikes and backpacking trips, and boat tours and rentals. Listed lodging dates indicate the last night lodging is offered. Parkwide services are listed in alphabetical order by name:

Belton Chalets, Inc. (1-888-345-2649 or www.sperrychalet.com or www.graniteparkchalet.com)

Location

Opening

Closing

Granite Park Chalet*

June 29

September 10 (after breakfast)

Sperry Chalet**

July 7

September 11 ( after breakfast)

*The historic Granite Park Chalet is available for overnight use as a rustic hiker shelter.

**Services at the historic Sperry Chalet include traditional overnight accommodations and food service for guests and day hikers.

Glacier Park Boat Company (406-257-2426 or www.glacierparkboats.com) Boat tours and rentals:

Location

Opening

Closing

Apgar (rentals only)

June 12

September 6

Lake McDonald

May 22

September 19

Many Glacier

June 5

September 19

Rising Sun

June 18

September 6

Two Medicine

June 12

September 6

Swan Mountain Outfitters (1-877-888-5557 or www.swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier) Horseback rides:

Location

Opening

Closing

Apgar Corral

May 22

September 6

Lake McDonald

May 22

September 25

Many Glacier

June 4

September 20

Glacier Park, Inc. (GPI) (Central reservations: 406-892-2525 or www.glacierparkinc.com)

Location

Opening

Closing

Glacier Park Lodge *

May 28

September 26 (after breakfast)

Lake McDonald Lodge

May 22

September 26 (after breakfast)

Lake McDonald Camp Store

May 22

September 26 (after breakfast)

Jammer Joe’s Restaurant

June 25

September 6 (after dinner)

Many Glacier Hotel

June 4

September 20 (after breakfast)

Prince of Wales Hotel *

June 6

September 14 (after breakfast)

Rising Sun Motor Inn

June 18

September 20 (after breakfast)

Rising Sun Camp Store

June 18

September 20 (after breakfast)

Swiftcurrent Motor Inn

June 15

September 12 (after breakfast)

Swiftcurrent Camp Store

June 5

September 20 (at noon)

Two Medicine Camp Store

May 28

September 6 (open all day)

Village Inn

June 4

September 20

Red Bus Tours

Corresponds with day after opening and day before closing dates of hotels

Hiker Shuttle**

July 2

September 6

East Side Shuttle***

June 4

September 20

*Glacier Park Lodge and the Prince of Wales Hotel are located outside the park, but managed by GPI.

**Hiker connects Many Glacier to Going-to-the-Sun Road shuttle which operates July 1 –Sept. 6, 2010

***East side shuttle service to trailheads and hotels between East Glacier and Waterton, Alberta, CA

Glacier Guides, Inc. (1-800-521-RAFT or 406-387-5555 or www.glacierguides.com) Day hikes and backpacking:

Location

Opening

Closing

Various Locations

May

October

Sun Tours (1-800-786-9220 or 406-226-9220 or www.glaciersuntours.com) Blackfeet perspective tours:

Location

Opening

Closing

Various Locations

May 15

October 15

Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruises, LTD (403-859-2362 or www.watertoncruise.com) Waterton Lake boat tours:

Location

Opening

Closing

Goat Haunt Landing

May 29

September 19

Privately-owned facilities in Apgar Village: offering lodging, dining, camping supplies, groceries, and gifts from May through much of September.

For reservations and details, please call respective concession phone numbers listed. For general park information, please visit the park’s official Web site at: www.nps.gov/glac or call park headquarters at 406-888-7800.

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If current trends continue, some scientists predict that by the year 2030, Glacier National Park will not contain any glaciers and many of the park's smaller glaciers will melt even sooner.