Seasonal road closures in effect
Seasonal road closures are in effect for motorized vehicles. The Teton Park Road is closed from the Taggart Lake Trailhead to the Signal Mountain Lodge. The Moose-Wilson Road is closed from the Granite Canyon Trailhead to the Death Canyon Road. More »
Avalanche hazards exist in the park
Avalanche hazards exist in the park, especially in mountain canyons and on exposed slopes. A daily avalanche forecast can be found at www:jhavalanche.org or by calling (307) 733-2664. More »
Prospectus Issued for Guided Ski Touring Services
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?
Did you know that Uinta ground squirrels, sometimes mistaken for prairie dogs, hibernate up to eight months a year? These animals leave their burrows in March or April to inhabit the sagebrush flats, but may return by the end of July.