2018 Schedule & Tickets Available Starting 11.01.17


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

This year's slate of pro instructors includes Conrad Anker, Jeff Shapiro, Katie BonoMarcus Garcia and Andres Marin.


• 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 6:30 p.m.; Films start at 7:30 p.m.

* Saturday •

Saturday Morning Clinics - 9 a.m.

Women's Intro to Ice Katie Bono & Emily Escapule

Co-Ed Beginning Ice - Andres Marin

CAMP USA Light & Fast Seminar - AM Jeff Shapiro

Saturday Afternoon Clinics - 1 p.m.

Women's Intro to Ice - Katie Bono & Emily Escapule

Co-Ed Beginner - Marcus Garcia

Advanced Ice - Conrad Anker

CAMP USA Light & Fast Seminar PM - Jeff Shapiro

Saturday Evening - Valdez Civic Center Ballroom

doors open at 7:30

8p 60 Minutes: Sharp End Edition Katie Bono, Jeff Shapiro, Marcus Garcia, Andres Marin, Conrad Anker

9:30p  Satsang in Concert; non-climber tickets at the door $15


Sunday Morning - 9 a.m.

Teens Intro to Ice - Marcus Garcia

Learn to Lead - Andres Marin

CAMP USA Fast & Light Seminar AM Katie Bono

Sunday Afternoon - 1 p.m.

Co-Ed Intermediate Clinic - Marcus Garcia

Mixed Climbing - Conrad Anker

CAMP USA Fast & Light Seminar PM Katie Bono

Evening - Civic Center - 7 p.m.

7 p.m. Silent Auction & Dinner with Conrad Anker

Music by Acoustic Avalanche

Non-climber tickets $30 at the door includes meal, cash bar, silent auction, Conrad Anker presentation & live music


10a - 12:30p Pro Skills Jam - TBA





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. Rooms are being held under "Ice Fest" at:

Mountain Sky Hotel 907-835-4445, reservations@mountainskyhotel.com;

Downtown B&B  907-835-2791, 1n2rs@gci.net, www.valdezdowntowninn.com

Totem Inn 907-835-4443, reservations@toteminn.com

We also recommend:

A Place on Coho B&B 907-831-1077, 907-835-2106, http://www.aplaceoncohobandb.com

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.