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

Beginning Kids Ice Climbing - 1/2 day

Intermediate Kids Ice Climbing - 1/2 day

CAMP USA Fast & Light - all day

Saturday Night

Black Diamond Gear Clinic

Tanana Rafters


CAMP USA clinics

Mixed Ice

Steep Ice

Sunday night

Silent Auction and Banquet


How to Read/Move Fast on Ice

Speed Comp

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.

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.