2019 DATES FEB. 15 - 18

Preliminary Schedule - More Classes and Details Released as Available


ALL DAY Backcountry Ice Seminar. This is a private intensive for 1 or 2 people only; must be comfortable following WI4 or WI5.

EVENING Welcome reception and demo gear checkout at Civic Center. Mountainfilm begins at 8 p.m. Children under 12 get in free.


Women’s Only Intro to Ice Climbing - 1/2 day sponsored by The Fat Mermaid

Beginning Kids Ice Climbing - 1/2 day

Intermediate Kids Ice Climbing - 1/2 day

Co-ed Beginner Clinic

CAMP USA Fast & Light - all day

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Saturday Night

Black Diamond Gear Clinic

Tanana Rafters


CAMP USA clinics

Mixed Ice

Steep Ice

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Sunday night

Silent Auction and Banquet


How to Read/Move Fast on Ice

Speed Comp

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We’re bringing back the speed comp in 2019. View this popular video from 2016.

Try Cool, New Gear!

Ice Fest Passholders will be issued free gear demo cards that can be used to checkout the latest gear from CAMP-USA, Black Diamond and Petzl. Ice Fest participants should still plan to bring their own gear (Boots, Crampons, Helmet and Harness) but now you'll have a chance to try the latest in ice climbing gear technology too - included as part of festival registration.


Ticket sales begin Nov. 1 for classes we expect to fill fast. More tickets will be released in December once we confirm the travel schedules of sponsored guest pros.


FREE Access Pass when you volunteer a total of 8 hours! With activities every day and every night spread out at Mountain Sky, Civic Center, and Bridal Veil Falls, lots of help is needed for jobs such as check-in/registration, collecting money for movie, welcome to Valdez information, putting out and selling auction items, decorating for the dance party and then for the dinner, traffic control at Bridal Veil Falls, and lots more. There are also limited volunteer opportunities leading up to the event, leaving you free to play. If you are interested in volunteering, email events@valdezadventure.com

Enjoy this video of Jeff and Marcus Garcia’s first ascent in Prince William Sound while they were in Valdez for the 2018 Valdez Ice Fest. Garcia’s appearance at Valdez Ice Fest was made possible by adidas Five Ten and CAMP-Cassin.