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National Company to Take Over Giants Ridge Management May 1

A national company will take over management of Giants Ridge in Biwabik on May 1. A national company will take over management of Giants Ridge in Biwabik on May 1. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

March 28, 2017 01:00 PM

A company that operates hundreds of food, lodging, retail and recreation facilities nationwide will take over management of Giants Ridge in Biwabik on May 1.

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Guest Services, Inc., working in a partnership with Billy Casper Golf, will oversee all operations of the facility, including its two 18-hole golf courses, alpine and nordic ski operations, rental, retail, concessions, and facilities for weddings, banquets, and conferences. Existing vendor contracts will expire on April 30.

Billy Casper Golf also manages Duluth's two city golf courses, Enger Park and Lester Park.

"Giants Ridge is the crown jewel of the Iron Range. This is an operating model and partnership that provides Giants Ridge with new opportunities to grow and attract more visitors and investment," said IRRRB Commissioner Mark Phillips. "Guest Services has an excellent track record of delivering the top level of customer experience. IRRRB will continue to own and invest in Giants Ridge to ensure it remains a premier destination and a key contributor to the region's economy."

Guest Services, Inc. is based in Fairfax, Virginia, and operates more than 300 properties nationwide. Its website says it has been in business since 1917.

Representatives from Guest Services and Billy Casper Golf will be on site this week to meet current employees, begin the employment transition process, and hold a career fair for any available positions.

Giants Ridge serves more than 100,000 visitors each year.


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