Avalanche Damages Sperry Chalet in Glacier Park

By Beacon Staff

An avalanche has damaged a popular backcountry hotel on the west side of Montana’s Glacier National Park and managers say the risk of another snow slide is preventing a full assessment of the damage.

Sperry Chalet coordinator Kevin Warrington tells the Daily Inter Lake he expects to open the chalet on July 8 as scheduled, but some rooms may not open this season.

Warrington says the avalanche damaged windows and doors on the southern end of the building, while a few rooms are full of snow. The chalet isn’t taking any more reservations for the summer and those who have a spot will be notified about the damage and how it may affect their plans.

Warrington says some skiers saw the damage and notified park officials.

Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup.

Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.