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Prospectus Issued for Guided Ski Touring Services

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Date: December 20, 2012
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus to solicit proposals for providing guided cross-country ski touring services, including guided snowshoe tours and associated transportation and food service in Grand Teton National Park.  As specified in each contract, tours will be conducted on approved routes within the park. The new contracts will be valid for 10 years. 

Guided cross-country ski touring services are currently provided by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Corporation, Powder Hounds, Inc. (doing business as Rendezvous Ski Tours), and The Hole Hiking Experience, Inc. These concession contracts became effective on November 1, 2003 and will expire on October 31, 2013. The NPS has determined that the existing concessioners are preferred offerors for the new contracts pursuant to the terms of 36 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 51. 

Prospectus packages are available by contacting Intermountain Region Chief of Concessions Jennifer Parker at 303.969.2661 or by email at Jennifer_Parker@nps.gov. Interested parties may also write to National Park Service, Concessions Management Division, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Denver, CO 80228. The cost for a copy of the prospectus is $35 if delivered by Federal Express, or $30 if picked up in person. Checks and money orders (no cash accepted) must be payable to the NPS. A physical address and phone number must be provided to receive a Federal Express package. The prospectus is also posted online at http://www.nps.gov/commercialservices/prospectuses.htm. 

Those planning to submit a proposal, and those who have obtained a prospectus from the website, should provide contact information to Jennifer Parker in order to receive amendments to the prospectus or any future responses to questions. Those requesting a hard copy, or who have been placed on the mailing list, will be provided with additional information specific to the prospectus. Information relative to this solicitation will also be posted to the NPS concessions website. 

Contract offers must be received by the chief of concessions at the NPS Intermountain Region Office no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.  

Did You Know?

Mt. Moran in July

Did you know that the black stripe, or dike, on the face of Mount Moran is 150 feet wide and extends six or seven miles westward? The black dike was once molten magma that squeezed into a crack when the rocks were deep underground, and has since been lifted skyward by movement on the Teton fault.