2017 Ouray Ice Festival Clinics

The Ouray Ice Park puts on an excellent festival! The 22nd annual Ouray Ice Festival is the annual gathering of the tribe and the main fundraiser for the Ouray Ice Park. There are still clinics available! Add your name to the waitlist for clinics by emailing us at info@mtnguide.net

List of Clinics Still Available (updated of 12/02/16)

Friday AM

Clinic 14 – Intro to Ice, Hyperlite – Ryan Vachon – 1 spot


Friday PM

Clinic 36 – Adaptive Ice Climbing, Paradox Sports – 4 spots


Saturday AM

Clinic 48 – Skills for the Ice Leader, Arc’teryx – Jesse Huey – 1 spot


Saturday PM

Clinic 65 – Adaptive Ice Climbing, Paradox Sports – Chad Jukes – 4 spots


Sunday AM

Clinic 73 – Leashless Climbing / Tool Techniques, Black Diamond – Hayden Kennedy – 4 spots

Clinic 81 – Belays & Transitions, La Sportiva – Will Mayo – 1 spot


List of Seminars Still Available (as of 10/23/16)


T1 – Guided Ascent of Whorehouse Hoses – 2 spots

T2 – Guided Ascent Skylight Area – 4 spots

T3 – Perfecting Ice Movement Skills – 2 spots

T6 – Learn to Lead Ice – 1 spot


D – Learn to Lead Ice, Mammut – Doug Shepard – 1 spot

E – Women’s Learn to Lead, Gore-tex – Angela Hawse – 6 spots

F – Backcountry Ice Climbing (Skylight Area), La Sportiva – Karsten Delap – 4 spots

G – Backcountry Ice Climbing (Ouray Area), Camp – Scott Bennet – 1 spot


P – Light & Fast Alpinism, Camp – 1 spot


Support the Ouray Ice Park by becoming and member or donating today!

Ouray Ice Park Members get $10 off clinics and seminars. Click here to purchase or renew your Ouray Ice Park Membership. The OIP is a non-profit organization and nearly all of their funding comes from donations. The Ouray Ice Park is free to climb in, however, the it’s not free to maintain. Member benefits include discounts on clinics at the 2017 Ouray Ice Festival, A complimentary Gear Card for the 2017 Ouray Ice Festival, Discounts with local businesses, 50% off a 1 year subscription to Rock & Ice Magazine, and lots of extra good karma for supporting such a great climbing venue!

Ice Ambassador Ouray Ice Park Membership – Costs $150, includes all of the benefits listed above, plus an engraved stainless steel Ouray Ice Park pint and 2016-2017 Ouray Ice Park t-shirt, and a bonus perk of 10% off guided programs with San Juan Mountain Guides ($100 limit per year)

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to the Ouray Ice Park  – as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, your support is extremely important to helping the Ouray Ice Park maintain and operate this incredible resource.

There are many things to do during IceFest! Climbing, Parties, Soaking in Hot Springs, skiing!!

Ouray Ice Festival Nightly Events include multimedia presentations by leading climbers, discounted outdoor gear sold at silent auctions, dance parties, food and more!



Thursday – Kick Off Party hosted by RAB & the American Alpine Club + Silent Auction

Friday – Ines Papert presents Riders on the Storm + Silent Auction

Saturday – A tribute to Kyle Dempster & Scott Adamson – Road to Karakol & Desert Ice + Presentation by Hayden Kennedy + Live Auction

Petzl Party – “Alpine Hippies”

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