Will You Attend an Ice Festival This Year?
Have you been to an ice festival? For many, it’s the highlight of their year. Every winter thousands flock to ice festivals around the world. The occasion is upbuilding for the climbing community, whether you’re an instructor, beginner, or intermediate/advanced climber.
Ice clinics, mixed climbing sessions and evening discourses and refreshments nurture the sport and help bring in new blood. For example, Cody Ice Fest in Cody WY promises: “Regardless if you are an experienced climber or completely new to the sport the Cody Ice Fest can raise you to the next level as well as connect you to the ever growing community of climbers. The new Cody Ice Fest will be a champion for safety, stewardship, education and tons of on and off ice fun.”
Carlos Buhler attends many ice festivals and gives instruction. You can check out his instagram page and/or view the pics below to get a brief overview of the outdoor activities presented at these events.
Check out our list of ice festivals for 2018 – 2019. Do you, or have you, attended an ice festival? We’d love to hear your experience and see pics! Please share it on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
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There's nothing quite like the climbing on Lake Superior. Here at the @michiganicefest2017, Dairyland's featured ice sculptures against the rich sandstone cliffs are an exquisite show of natural beauty. A fabulous day along the lake with no wind and perfect ice. #michigan #michiganicefest #lorpensocks @brooksrange @bluewaterropes @lowa.sportschuhe @lowaboots @julbousa @eclimbcom @camp_usa
Find an North American Ice Festival Near You
Bozeman Ice Fest Bozeman, MT Dec 5-9, 2018
Cody Ice Fest Cody, WY Feb 7-10, 2019
Sandstone Ice Festival Robinson Park Quarry, Sandstone, MN January 4-6, 2019
Ouray Ice Fest Ouray, CO Jan 24-27, 2019
Smuggs Ice Bash Smuggler’s Notch, VT Jan 25-27, 2019
Catskill Ice Festival New Paltz, NY January 25-28 2019
Mt. Washington Valley Ice Festival North Conway, NH February 1-3, 2019
Lake City Ice Climbing Festival Lake City Colorado February 9, 2019
Duluth Ice & Mixed Fest Duluth, Minnesota February 1-3, 2019
Michigan Ice Fest Munising, MI February 13-17, 2019
Valdez Ice Fest Valdez, Alaska February 15-18 2019
Rock Spot IceFest The Flume Gorge NH February 15-24 2019
Southern Ontario Ice Fest Maynooth, Ontario, Canada February 22-24 2019
Adirondack International Mountain Fest Keene Valley, NY January 11-14, 2019