Doyon Tourism Wraps Up 2017 Season in Denali
The busy tourism season for Kantishna Roadhouse and Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture concessions has come to an end, at least for the seasonal employees. The 2017 summer season, which runs from early May through mid-September, has wrapped up in Denali National Park and Preserve.
There are two Doyon, Limited companies that provide services in Denali. The first, Kantishna Roadhouse, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Doyon. Located 90 miles into the park, Kantishna Roadhouse offers accommodations and tours for park visitors. More information about all the amenities and tours can be found at www.kantishnaroadhouse.com.
This season, a few of the Kantishna Roadhouse operations employees moved to offices in Healy. Pictured here is their new Healy employee housing, provided by Doyon Remote Facilities and Services.
Doyon/ARAMARK, a joint venture between Doyon and Aramark Corporation, recently won a 10-year concessions contract beginning early in the 2017 season to provide transportation services and bus tours; operate campgrounds, facilities, and retail, food and beverage outlets; and manage reservations within the park.
This fall, Shyanna Frerichs, a Doyon shareholder originally from Ruby, spoke with Doyon communications about her experience in Denali working for Doyon/ARAMARK as a cultural interpreter. In her presentation to park visitors, Frerichs provides her traditional introduction in Koyukon Athabascan, and offers information about the various cultures in Alaska, with an emphasis on the Interior. She speaks about the importance of respect in Athabascan culture, and also discusses language preservation, including her personal experience studying Alaska Native languages at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Doyon/ARAMARK will begin recruitment for 2018 seasonal positions in late December, and Doyon shareholders are encouraged to apply. Check out www.summerdenalijobs.com in December/January for all the seasonal opportunities.
For more information about 2018 opportunities with Kantishna Roadhouse and Doyon/ARAMARK, contact shareholder outreach at 459-2085 (in Fairbanks), 1-888-478-4755, ext. 2085 (toll-free) or firstname.lastname@example.org.