Concessioner Selected for Operation of Guided Interpretive Day Hiking and Backpacking Services in Glacier National Park

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Date: April 23, 2018
Contact: Jennifer Parker, 303-969-2661

West Glacier, MT – National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica announced today the selection of Glacier Guides Inc. as the concessioner for Guided Interpretive Day Hiking and Backpacking Services in Glacier National Park. The new 10-year concession contract is anticipated to commence January 1, 2019. 

Glacier Guides, Inc. is a Montana based business located in West Glacier, Montana. The company’s mission is “to provide exceptional active travel vacations and experiences in and around Glacier National Park while preserving and protecting Glacier’s unique ecosystem using the best available and ecologically-sound practices.” Glacier Guides, Inc. has over 35 years of experience providing guided interpretive day hiking and backpacking in Glacier National Park. 

Concessioners fill a vital role in helping the NPS carry out its mission by operating publicly owned facilities and offering high-quality commercial visitor services at reasonable prices. The NPS Intermountain Region solicited proposals for this business opportunity from November 15, 2017 through February 28, 2018. 

Proposals are evaluated and selected under the provisions of the 1998 Concessions Management Improvement Act by a panel of NPS representatives outside of Glacier National Park. The Act made a number of changes to how concession contracts are awarded with the intent of ensuring quality visitor services, protecting park resources and enhancing the competitive contract process for NPS concession contracts. Additional guidelines used to evaluate proposals can be found online at www.nps.gov/commercialservices.
 
For more information about Glacier Guides, Inc., contact Glacier Guides at (406)387-5555 or online at www.glacierguides.com. Information about Glacier National Park can be found at www.nps.gov/GLAC.



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