Valdez Ice Climbing Festival

BIG ICE! BIG FUN!

Valdez Ice Climbing Festival returns Feb. 17 - 20, 2017

Mission
With numerous 600' waterfalls right off the road, Valdez is Alaska's ice climbing Mecca.

Come celebrate a uniquely Alaskan event over a three day weekend. Ice. Music. Fun. Prizes.

VALDEZ ICE CLIMBING FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!!!

FRIDAY

Welcome reception & Mountainfilm, Valdez Civic Center, on the hill overlooking the harbor at 110 Clifton Court. Non-climbers rate: $10 at the door. Festival registration, single night film ticket sales, and beer garden opens at 6 p.m.; Films start at 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Open Climbing 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Women's Beginner Clinic benefitting Advocates for Victims of Violence

Alaska Mountaineering School Clinics: Beginners and Intermediates

Dance Party with The Unfaithful Lovers. Non-climber tickets available at the door, Live music and silent auction. Non-climbers rate $10 at the door.

SUNDAY

Open Climbing 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fast & Light Alpinism Clinic, presented by CAMP

Speed Climbing Competition, Noon

Bonfire Feast! Tickets include food, bonfire and entertainment. All ages. Starts at 6 p.m. Non-climbers rate $20 at the door.

MONDAY

Open Climbing starts at 9 a.m. 

Bridal Veil, ice; Tunnel Wall, dry tooling

11 a.m. Dry Tooling Competition, Tunnel Wall

A word about Gear and Gear Rentals

Ice Fest welcomes CAMP this year, bringing sets of shiny, new demo gear, Ice Fest participants should plan to bring their own gear (Boots, Crampons, Helmet and Harness) to the 2017 Valdez Ice Climbing Festival. 

Alaska Mountaineering & Hiking rental gear

Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking is offering a weekend package rental deal. If you already have your own helmet, you can rent gear at a reduced rate. You can call and reserve gear to pick it up on Thursday 2/16 and return it by Tuesday 2/21. This is an amazing deal offered exclusively to participants! Act fast, last year AMH ran out of gear quickly!

For more detailed info and ticket sales go to http://levitation49.squarespace.com/ice-fest/

 Or Ice Fest Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Valdez-Ice-Climbing-Festival/211839232309962?sk=info&tab=page_info