Glacier NP sets date for rescheduled Sperry Chalet meeting, open house

Posted at 10:05 AM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 12:05:10-05
Sperry Chalet
The Sperry Chalet is undergoing reconstruction and is expected to completed by December of 2019.

WEST GLACIER – A meeting to discuss the rebuilding efforts of the historic Sperry Chalet is set to take place later this month.

The National Park Service and the Glacier National Park Conservancy will be hosting the event on February 13 at the Red Lion Hotel in Kalispell.

Much of the historic chalet — which was originally built in 1914 — was lost to the Sprague Fire in August of 2017. 2017.

The construction branch of the NPS will host an industry night for construction contractors interested in bidding on the 2019 Phase 2 of the Sperry rebuilding project. The first phase of the project was awarded to Dick Anderson Construction and was completed in 2018.

The industry night will take place on February 13 in the Fireside Room from 5:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Sperry Chalet Rebuilding
(photo credit: Amy Boring- A Boring Photo)

Following the industry night, the Glacier National Park Conservancy will host a public open house celebration in Ballroom A from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. to reflect on Phase 1, and also talk about the future of the public-private partnership.

Adele Scholl of Gravity Shots and Amy Boring of Amy Boring Photo will share videos, photos, and stories of the wintertime monitoring overflights and construction season.

Sperry Chalet concessioner Kevin Warrington will also share his thoughts on the project and Anderson Hallas Architects — the firm selected to complete project design — will share highlights and design challenges from their perspective.

Glacier National Park and Denver Service Center staff will be on hand to answer questions from the public and provide a look ahead to the 2019 construction season.

The event is free and is open to the public. It was originally set for January 8 but was postponed due to the partial federal government shutdown.

The National Park Service expects to announce and award the construction contract for the second phase of the Sperry project later this spring.

Click here for more information about the Sperry Chalet.