Rocky Mountain National Park awards guide service contracts |

Rocky Mountain National Park awards guide service contracts

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

Rocky Mountain National Park officials announced this week that they implemented the final phase of its Commercial Services Strategy for guided commercial climbing in the park awarding contracts to the following companies: Contracts were awarded to:

American Alpine Institute, Ltd. Bellingham, Washington

Colorado Mountain School Estes Park, Colorado

Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Boulder, Colorado

Kent Mountain Adventure Center, Inc. Estes Park, Colorado

Jackson Hole Mountain Guides Jackson, Wyoming

San Juan Mountain Guides, LLC Ouray, Colorado

All of the contracts will authorize the same services which include rock climbing, ice climbing and avalanche training.

In July, park staff released a prospectus for up to six concession contracts for Instruction and Guide Services in Technical Mountaineering.

One of the goals of the Commercial Services Strategy is to create more choices in guided climbing and technical mountaineering commercial services for park visitors. Previously, the park had a single contract for this service. Awarding contracts to additional entities will create diverse opportunities for the public to select from a variety of possible mountaineering trips; reflecting different prices, styles, and program orientation, said Kyle Patterson

Public Affairs Officer of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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