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Contact: Denise Germann, 406-888-5838
WEST GLACIER, MT. – The National Park Service has selected Belton Chalets, Inc. to operate Granite Park and Sperry Chalets under a new ten year concession contract in Glacier National Park. The existing concession contract will expire on December 31, 2014, and the new concession contract will take effect January 1, 2015.
The new concession contract is for the seasonal concession operation of two backcountry chalets: Granite Park Chalet and Sperry Chalet. Granite Park Chalet is a hiker shelter providing lodging accommodations and kitchen facilities for guests to prepare their own meals. Sperry Chalet is a backcountry hotel with lodging accommodations and meals provided by the operator. Services will include environmental education programs for guests, limited sales of snacks and emergency care items, and vehicle transportation for guests to and from the trailheads leading to the chalets.
The Belton Chalets, Inc. has a long history with the chalets. They operated the chalets from 1954-1992, Granite Park Chalet 1996-97, Sperry Chalet 1999-2004 and both chalets again from 2005-2014.
The competitive process for the concessions contract was initiated earlier this year with the release of a prospectus. All offers had to be submitted to the National Park Service by May 19, 2014. An evaluation panel of National Park Service technical experts outside Glacier National Park performed a comprehensive analysis of the proposals and selected the best responsive proposal based on factors identified in the prospectus. For more information about the prospectus and concession contracts in the National Park Service visit concession news.