Ranger Assist Program


Those who want a more personalized and private experience at the refuge should consider the Ranger Assist Program (RAP). During this two-hour adventure guests are given an up-close and personal look at the refuge and its operations while assisting a ranger with daily chores.

Depending upon interest level, participants may help prepare and disperse Boo’s dietary supplements, walk the perimeter of his habitat, view his winter quarters, and spend more time with the staff ranger. This is a one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed by bear enthusiasts.

In our Early Season (May 30-June 26) the program is held at either 9am or 2pm.  In our Core Season (June 27-August 30) the program is held at either 9am or 4pm. In our Late Season (August 31-September 27) the program is held at either 9am or 4pm on the weekends (Fri-Sun) and 9am or 3pm during the week (Mon-Thurs).

For the 9am RAP tour, guests are driven to the refuge and spend one hour of private time with the ranger, then they join in the public tour that arrives at 10am and ride back to the village plaza on the chairlift whenever they want. For the afternoon RAP tour, guests arrive on the chairlift to participate in the public tour, then remain for an hour of private time before returning to the village plaza with the ranger in the refuge truck at the end of the day. See our complete summer pricing list HERE.

RAP tours are limited to a maximum of five guests and must be booked at least one day in advance. Call 1.866.SKI.KICK (754-5425) or visit Guest Services in the Day Lodge to make a reservation.