Overflight video shows more late winter detail of Sperry Chalet

Posted at 4:41 PM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 18:41:03-04

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – A fresh overflight and new video shows more detail of how winter is impacting the remains of the fire-damaged Sperry Chalet.

The latest video was shot by Two Bear Air as it flew over the historic chalet site last week. Using the specialized camera on the Two Bear helicopter, pilot Jim Pierce gives us a closer look than the still images that were released last week.

And the clip posted over the weekend shows that not only are the re-enforced dormitory walls still standing against the winter’s onslaught of heavy snows, but just as importantly the two chimneys are still upright and don’t appear to be damaged from the storms.

The timbers were installed last fall in an effort funded by the Glacier National Park Conservancy to preserve the original walls left standing after the chalet burned during the Sprague Fire last summer.

Architects are working on initial designs to rebuild the Sperry Chalet with Glacier National Park taking public comments right now.