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Sperry Chalet

On the evening of August 31, 2017, the Sprague Fire burned the dormitory building at the Sperry Chalet Complex. The Sperry Action Fund was established by the Glacier Conservancy to cover the cost of both immediate known needs and possible future needs specifically related to work at the chalet.

We've created this site for everyone who loves Sperry to reminisce about the past, be informed about current events, and help plan for the future. Thank you for your generous support.

The National Park Service released an environmental assessment document for the Sperry Chalet rebuild.  The environmental assessment is open for review and public comment until May 7.

A public meeting is scheduled to provide comment on the environmental assessment and ask questions about the project:
Monday, April 23
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Flathead Valley Community College
Arts and Technology Building, Room 139

In The News

Glacier recommends rebuilding Sperry Chalet in place

Sperry Chalet’s iconic dormitory should be rebuilt by the National Park Service at its original site with its original walls

NPS Recommends Rebuilding Sperry Chalet at Original Site

Environmental Assessment identifies impacts to Glacier National Park resources, wildlife and visitor experience

Report looks at Sperry Chalet reconstruction impacts

The National Park Service is seeking public comment on the newly released environmental assessment.

Original design favored for Sperry Chalet rebuild

A strong majority of public commenters want to see Sperry Chalet rebuilt within its original walls.

April 4, KULR - Public supports preserving Sperry Chalet's historic character

April 2, KPAX - Overflight video shows more late winter detail of Sperry Chalet

March 31, Missoulian - Comment period ends Monday for Glacier's Sperry Chalet

March 26, Missoula Current - 600 inches and counting: Sperry Chalet inundated with snow, but walls still stand

March 26, Montana Public Radio - Sperry Chalet Rebuild Scoping Comments Due April 2

March 13, NBC Montana - Architects meet public for Sperry Chalet redesign

March 13, Missoula Current - Glacier Park superintendent wants Sperry Chalet rebuilt starting this summer

March 10, Missoulian - Zinke seeks quick restoration of Sperry Chalet

March 10, Daily Inter Lake - Zinke Talks Sperry Rebuild, Parks Funding

March 6, Great Falls Tribune - Glacier National Park's Sperry Chalet rebuild on an aggressive timeline

March 5, Flathead Beacon - Restoring the Sperry Experience

March 4, Missoulian - No food, lodging at Glacier's Sperry complex this summer

March 1, NBC Montana - Glacier National Park moves forward with restoration of Sperry Chalet

February 17, Missoula Current - Glacier to begin Sperry Chalet reconstruction with January open house

February 15, Glacier National Park Conservancy - Sperry Chalet February Flyover

February 9, KPAX - The future of the Sperry Chalet: restoration and renewal

January 12, Daily Inter Lake – Stoltze, Smartlam to Cut Lumber from Capitol Christmas Tree

January 9, Last Best News – Tester: Use Capitol Christmas tree to help rebuild chalet

January 5, Outdoor Life – Zinke’s World View

December 27, Daily Inter Lake – Year to Remember: Community Rallied to Rebuild Glacier Chalet

December 20, Flathead Beacon – Generosity Rises from the Ashes

December 7, KTVQ – Plans developing to rebuild historic Sperry Chalet in northwest Montana

December 7, KTVQ – Face the State

October 29, Glacier National Park – Sperry Chalet Stabilization Effort Complete

October 12, Glacier National Park Conservancy – Sperry Chalet Winter Stabilization

September 29, Flathead Beacon – Glacier Park Begins Stabilization Work at Sperry Chalet

September 1, Montana Public Radio – Remembering Sperry Chalet: ‘There’s Just a Spirit in that Building’

September 1, Missoulian – Fire that gutted Sperry Chalet was First noticed coming from inside the building

September 1, Daily Inter Lake – Sperry Chalet Remembered as an Iconic Glacier Park Treasure