August 15, 2017 - Tuesday
We regret to inform you that the Sperry Chalet season is over. The National Park Service and teams of wildland fire fighters are putting in a great effort at fighting the Sprague fire which is threatening the Sperry Trail, but the fire is winning this battle. It is currently estimated at 100 acres and is expected to grow further. The buildings at Sperry Chalet are not currently in any danger, but we are cut off from reaching the chalet.
We are beginning the process of canceling all reservations for the remainder of the season. We will be contacting reservation holders directly. The guests we are unable to serve will be receiving full refunds. If you have any questions about your reservation please call our office.
We are grateful for the support we have received from the National Park Service. We have also received help and encouragement from a great many people including fellow park concessions, neighboring private businesses, concerned citizens, and the amazing guests of Sperry Chalet. I feel honored to be part of this supportive Glacier Park community.
And of course we applaud the efforts of all firefighters working in Montana this year. This summer has been a good reminder for us about the importance of respecting Mother Nature's incredible powers.
August 13, 2017 - Sunday
Sperry Chalet remains closed. The Sprague Fire threatening the Sperry Trail remains active and has grown to over 20 acres. The chalet buildings are not in harms way but our access to the chalet remains cut off.
We are contacting all affected reservation holders directly. Feel free to call our office if you would like to discuss the details of your reservation. We are very appreciative of the understanding and support we are receiving from all the guests and chalet aficionados that we are hearing from. Thank you for your patience as we work through these uncertain days.
August 12, 2017 - Saturday
Sperry Chalet remains closed. We do not expect this status to change within the next few days. We are continuing to contact affected reservation holders directly.
On Friday we successfully evacuated all guests from Sperry Chalet, most of them departing via the Gunsight Pass Trail. And I gotta say, I am really impressed with the wherewithal of Sperry Chalet guests. Can I just brag a little about the incredible effort this group made, crossing two mountain passes and the continental divide on a long and strenuous evacuation route. Well done!
We are also super proud of the firefighting crews that are working so very hard at protecting our park. They were very aggressive in attacking the fire yesterday and have a good opportunity to do the same today.
We are currently optimistic that Sperry Chalet may have an opportunity to re-open this summer. For now we have to wait and see what this fire does. As with all endeavors in the wilderness, Mother Nature is making the rules up as she goes along.
We are looking to the National Park Service for all our updates on fire status and current conditions. A good place to look for current information and recent press releases is this page:
Be safe out there.
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