2018 Schedule & Tickets Available Starting 11.01.17


Details of the 2018 clinic schedule are still being finalized. Be sure to like @ValdezIceFest on Facebook for updates as we get them.

Ladies-Only Clinic will be led by Emily Escapule and Katie Bono.

Other clinics will be led by Conrad Anker, Chad Jukes and Jeff Shapiro. 


• 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 7:00 p.m.

* Saturday •

All Day

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

CAMP USA Fast & Light Alpinism Workshop

Saturday Morning Clinics

Women's Intro to Ice - 1/2 day

Co-Ed Beginning Ice - 1/2 day

CAMP USA Light & Fast Seminar - All Day

Saturday Afternoon Clinics

Women's Intro to Ice - 1/2 day

Adaptive Ice - 1/2 day

Advanced Ice - 1/2 day

Saturday Evening

Dance Party at the Civic Center

with Satsang


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

CAMP USA Fast & Light Alpinism Seminar - All Day

CAMP USA Fast & Light Women's-Only Seminar- All Day

Sunday Afternoon

Co-Ed Intermediate Clinic - 1/2 day

Mixed Climbing - 1/2 Day


Food, Entertainment & Silent Auction 

• Monday • 

Open Climbing starts at 9 a.m. 

 Clinics to be announced


General Admission Tickets. Your ice fest All Access Pass includes daily open climbing from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Also includes entry to all evening social events: Mountainfilm, Saturday dance party, the Sunday night banquet, entertainment and Silent Auction. 

This year's clinics will be lead by the most impressive roster of climbers to ever come together in Valdez. 



Warm room and hot shower. Mention ICE FEST when you book a room at the Best Western Harbor Inn, Mountain Sky Hotel or Totem Inn & Suites to get the best discounted rates.

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 PetzlIce 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.

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. This is an amazing deal offered exclusively to Valdez Ice Fest participants! Act fast, last year AMH ran out of gear quickly and demo gear will be available first come, first served.

report from last year's un-fest: Nathan Kutcher Establishes Burly Mixed Line

Though the fest was officially cancelled last year, Canadian couple Nathan Kutcher and Rebecca Lewis came anyway and enjoyed the unstructured time to send put up some incredible, new routes. Click to read Hayden Carpenter's report for Rock and Ice magazine.