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2024 Ouray Ice Fest Clinics & Seminars

The 2024 Ouray Ice Festival will be held on January 19th – 21st. San Juan Mountain Guides will host clinics starting Monday. Tickets go on sale on December 11th at 0800 Mountain Time. If you experience issues, please contact [email protected]. Click here to purchase your Ouray Ice Park Membership today!

HOW TO SHOP AND REGISTER FOR THE CLINICS

  • Click ‘Add to Cart’ to add tickets to your cart.
  • Once all your tickets have been added to your cart, select ‘Proceed to Checkout.’
  • Enter the attendee name and information and click ‘Save Attendee Info’. Then click ‘Checkout.
  • In Billing Details, enter your billing address and the email you want tickets sent to.
  • Enter your credit card information and click ‘Place Order.’ Be sure the address you enter matches the billing address of your credit card.
    All ticket sales are final.

Please email us at [email protected] with any questions!

ESSENTIAL INFO

  • How to register: You will register and pay online, then receive tickets via email shortly afterwards. This means you registered for the clinics listed in the emails containing tickets. If you need to make changes to your registration, please contact us at [email protected] and provide your order confirmation number, the clinic name and number, and the name of the attendee(s).
  • Liability Waiver: The first time you purchase tickets, you will receive a welcome email from San Juan Mountain Guides. There will be a prompt to fill out our Acknowledgement of Risks and Liability Waiver Online. This must be done prior to the start of the Ouray Ice Festival or your space in the clinics will not be confirmed!!
  • Refund Policy: Please note that there are no refunds for Ouray Ice Festival Clinics. If you need to cancel your clinic registration, please notify us by email and we will do our best to re-list your clinic spot so that it can be filled prior to the start of the ice fest. You will need to check back in with us after the ice fest to determine if we were able to fill your spot. If we are able to fill your spot, a voucher towards a future trip with SJMG (less a 20% re-booking fee) may be issued
  • Where to Meet Your Athlete: Meet your athlete at the sponsor booth listed on this website 20 minutes prior to start. Please check this website the day before your clinic to confirm where to meet as sponsors and athletes may change.

CLINIC & SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS

Clinics ($199) are 3 hours long. Seminars ($299) are 5.5 hours long. The number of participants varies with ticket sales but are generally 6-8 participants to a clinic or seminar. Clinics and Seminars are instructed by one Sponsor Athlete and one San Juan Mountain Guide. Clinics are held in the South Park, 2 Eyed Dog, Schoolroom, Kids Wall, Scottish Gullies, Stump Wall, and Five Fingers. These areas are closed to the public January 19th until 12pm on January 21st. The New Funtier, Lead-Only Area, and Deep South are available for public climbing.

AT THE ICE FEST:

Sponsors will provide demo boots, crampons, harnesses, helmets, ice tools, and belay devices. To demo gear, you must purchase a gear card here. Make sure you have all your gear together at least 20 minutes before the start of your clinic. It can take up to an hour to gather all your gear so please arrive to the Vendor Village well in advance of your clinic start time.  We recommend you bring your own gear as well if you have it, especially harness and helmet.

Once you have all your gear together, go to the tent of the Sponsor. The sponsor of your clinic can be found on this website! For example, if you registered for Clinic 1 Learn to Lead with Connor Chilcott Fri 0900 – Go to the Grivel tent (as Grivel is the sponsor listed on our website) at 0840 with your gear. Sign the Liability Waiver in advance of the clinic! If you are unsure where to go, please visit the San Juan Mountain Guide booth and we will locate your registration.

REQUIRED PARTICIPANT EQUIPMENT LIST

  • UIAA Certified Climbing Helmet
  • UIAA Certified Climbing Harness
  • 2 Ice Tools
  • Crampons
  • Ice Climbing Boots
  • Belay Device and locking Carabiner

Monday January 15th- January 18th, 2024 – Full Day Seminars

In addition to the clinics offered here through San Jan Mountain Guides, the following providers are offering additional clinics: Skyward Mountaineering, BasecampMountain Trip.

Seminar# Day Time Sponsor Athlete
Registration
M1
Mon
0630-1500
Nick Lozica
Backcountry Ice Climbing: Advanced
2:1 guided multi-pitch ice climb in Eureka. Suitable for those climbing WI4-5.
M2
Mon
0630-1300
Katie Beringer
Backcountry Ice Climbing: Intermediate
2:1 guided multi-pitch ice climb in Ouray. Suitable for those climbing WI4.
Sold Out!
T2
Tues
0630-1300
Joe Kinner
Backcountry Ice Climbing: Intermediate
2:1 guided multi-pitch ice climb in Ouray. Suitable for those climbing WI4.
W1
Wed
0730-1530
James Kan
Intro to Ice
Learn the fundamentals of ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park. Suitable for beginners.
W3 Wed 0630-1500 Ryan Dingwall
Backcountry Ice Climbing: Intermediate/Advanced
2:1 guided multi-pitch ice climb in Eureka. Suitable for those climbing WI4-5.
Sold Out!
W4 Wed 0700-1500 Stephen Williams
Backcountry Ice Climbing: Beginner/Intermediate
Single and multi-pitch ice climbs in the skylight area. Suitable for beginner to intermediate level ice climbers.
Sold Out!
W5 Wed 0730-1530 Jesse Selwyn
Learn to Lead Ice
Learn the basics of leading in a mock lead scenario. Takes place in the Ouray Ice Park.
W7 Wed 0630-1500 Katie Beringer
Backcountry Ice Climbing: Intermediate/Advanced
2:1 guided multi-pitch ice climb in Eureka. Suitable for those climbing WI4-5.
Sold Out!
Th1 Thurs 0730-1530 Rostyn Hamilton Intro to Ice
Learn the fundamentals of ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park. Suitable for beginners.
Sold Out!
Th2 Thurs 0730-1530 Joe Kinner
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Th3 Thurs 0630-1500 Nick Lozica
Backcountry Ice Climbing: Intermediate/Advanced
2:1 guided multi-pitch ice climb in Eureka. Suitable for those climbing WI4-5.
Sold Out!
Th4 Thurs 0700-1500 Jesse Selwyn
Backcountry Ice Climbing: Beginner/Intermediate
Single and multi-pitch ice climbs in the skylight area. Suitable for beginner to intermediate level ice climbers.
Sold Out!
Th5 Thurs 0730-1530 James Kan
Learn to Lead Ice
Learn the basics of leading in a mock lead scenario. Takes place in the Ouray Ice Park.
Th6 Thurs 0730-1530 Jeff Mascaro
Alpine Strategies
Learn the basics of ice climbing, ice anchors, alpine anchors, and steep snow. Takes place in the Ouray Ice Park.

Friday January 19th 2024

In addition to the clinics offered here through San Jan Mountain Guides, the following providers are offering additional clinics: Skyward Mountaineering, BasecampMountain Trip.

 

Seminar# Day Time Sponsor Athlete
Registration
1
Fri
0900-1200
Connor Chilcott

Learn to Lead Ice
This clinic is an introduction to placing ice protection and building an ice anchor. Participants are in a mock lead scenario.

2
Fri
0900-1200
Anna Pfaff
Intermediate Ice
This clinic is suited for participants with some ice climbing experience who would like to sharpen their skills on WI4 ice
Sold Out!
3
Fri
0900-1200
Will Gadd
Weird Ice Tactics
Learn to manage awkward bulges, fragile pillars, thin ice and much more with legend, Will Gadd.
Sold Out!
4
Fri
0900-1200
Sarah Hueniken

Belays, Anchors, and Transitions on Ice
This clinic teaches participants to build ice anchors, belay from above, build v-threads, and descend.

5
Fri
0900-1200
Mo Beck
Novice Ice
This clinic is for complete beginners to climbing or ice climbing. Participants will receive ice climbing movement instruction on friendly routes and refresh or learn to tie-in and top-rope belay.
Sold Out!
6
Fri
0900-1200
San Juan Mountain Guides
Ice Park Classics
This clinic features the most picturesque routes in Ouray’s Ice Park. Participants will receive personalized on-route coaching from professional athlete Matt Cornell. 
7
Fri
1300-1600
Andres Marin
Learn to Lead Ice
This clinic is an introduction to placing ice protection and building an ice anchor. Participants are in a mock lead scenario.
8
Fri
1300-1600
Graham Zimmerman
Intermediate Ice
This clinic is suited for participants with some ice climbing experience who would like to sharpen their skills on WI4 ice.
Sold Out!
9
Fri
1300-1600
Sam Elias
Climbing Ice Pillars
This clinic is designed for participants who want to learn about maintaining body tension, managing with fewer points of contact, and other movement strategies beyond the basics. 
10
Fri
1300-1600
Angela Hawse
Novice Ice for Women
This women’s clinic is for complete beginners to climbing or ice climbing. Participants will receive ice climbing movement instruction on friendly routes and refresh or learn to tie-in and top-rope belay.
Sold Out!
11
Fri
1300-1600
Chris Snoebeck
Novice Ice
This clinic is for complete beginners to climbing or ice climbing. Participants will receive ice climbing movement instruction on friendly routes and refresh or learn to tie-in and top-rope belay.
12
Fri
1300-1600
YETI: Drinkware, Hard Coolers, Soft Coolers, Bags and More
Rostyn Hamilton
Ice Park Classics
This clinic features the most picturesque routes in Ouray’s Ice Park. Participants will receive personalized on-route coaching from professional athlete Sam Elias. 
A
Fri
0930-1500
Media kit: LOWA Logo | LOWA INT
John Roskelley
Full Day- Intro to Ice
This clinic is designed for beginner climbers/ice climbers. Participants will learn the basics of swinging, kicking, and hip movement while getting in a full day of climbing mileage.
Sold Out!
B
Fri
0930-1500

Matt Cornell

Full Day- Intro to Ice
This clinic is designed for beginner climbers/ice climbers. Participants will learn the basics of swinging, kicking, and hip movement while getting day worth of climbing mileage.
Sold Out!
C
Fri
0930-1500
Alan Rousseau
Full Day- Rock, Ice, and the Fundamentals of Alpinism
This clinic is designed for those curious about the skills needed for alpine objectives. The clinic covers the basics of ice and mixed climbing movement and ice and alpine anchors. Participants have the opportunity to learn from alpinist Alan Rousseau, fresh off his legendary ascent of the North Face of Jannu. 
Sold Out!
E
Fri
0930-1500
Media kit: LOWA Logo | LOWA INT
Carlos Buhler

Full Day – Intermediate Ice
This clinic is suited for participants with some ice climbing experience who would like to sharpen their skills on WI4 ice.

F
Fri
0930-1500
Natalie Afonina
Full Day – Women’s Intro/Intermediate Ice
This clinic is an opportunity for women to gather and learn from inspirational female pro athletes. All ability levels are welcome. 
Sold Out!
G
Fri
0930-1500
Sam Hennessey
Full Day – Intro/Intermediate Ice with Ice Protection and Anchors
This clinic is suited for participants with some ice climbing experience who would like a day of mileage on ice while also learning about where and how to place ice protection.

Saturday January 20th, 2024

In addition to the clinics offered here through San Jan Mountain Guides, the following providers are offering additional clinics: Skyward Mountaineering, BasecampMountain Trip.

 

Seminar# Day Time Sponsor Athlete
Registration
13
Sat
0900-1200
Jackson Yip

Learn to Lead Ice
This clinic is an introduction to placing ice protection and building an ice anchor. Participants are in a mock lead scenario.

14
Sat
0900-1200
Sarah Hueniken

Intermediate Ice
This clinic is suited for participants with some ice climbing experience who would like to sharpen their skills on WI4 ice.

Sold Out!
15
Sat
0900-1200
Anna Pfaff

Climbing Ice Pillars
This clinic is designed for participants who want to learn about maintaining body tension, managing with fewer points of contact, and other movement strategies beyond the basics.

16
Sat
0900-1200
Jesse Huey

Belays, Anchors, and Transitions on Ice
This clinic teaches participants to build ice anchors, belay from above, build v-threads, and descend.

17
Sat
0900-1200
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Sean Herlihy

Novice Ice
This clinic is for complete beginners to climbing or ice climbing. Participants will receive ice climbing movement instruction on friendly routes and refresh or learn to tie-in and top-rope belay.

Sold Out!
18
Sat
0900-1200
Chris Snoebeck

Ice Park Classics
This clinic features the most picturesque routes in Ouray’s Ice Park. Participants will receive personalized on-route coaching from professional athlete Chris Snoebeck.

Sold Out!
19
Sat
0900-1200
To Be Announced

Novice Ice and Mixed Climbing
This clinic is for complete beginners to the vertical world of climbing. Participants learn basic ice and mixed movement techniques.

20
Sat
0900-1200
Kitty Calhoun
Beyond the Triangle
This clinic focuses when not to use the triangle technique and emphasizes efficiency of movement.
21
Sat
0900-1200
Natalie Afonina

Intro to Ice for Women
This clinic is an opportunity for women to gather and learn from inspirational female pro athletes. All ability levels are welcome.

Sold Out!
22
Sat
0900-1200
Alan Rousseau

Intermediate Mixed Climbing
This clinic allows participants to be coached up classic mixed routes in the Ouray Ice Park by renowned alpinists.

23
Sat
0900-1200
Will Gadd

How to get TRUCK Sticks and Kicks
A custom Will Gadd curriculum clinic, participants will receive coaching on ice climbing movement- emphasis on surety in movement! The clinic features a variety of terrain and is suitable for all ability levels.

Sold Out!
24
Sat
1300-1600
Kitty Calhoun

Learn to Lead Ice
This clinic is an introduction to placing ice protection and building an ice anchor. Participants are in a mock lead scenario.

25
Sat
1300-1600
Osprey

To Be Announced

Intermediate Ice
This clinic is suited for participants with some ice climbing experience who would like to sharpen their skills on WI4 ice.

26
Sat
1300-1600
Sam Elias

Climbing Ice Pillars
This clinic is designed for participants who want to learn about maintaining body tension, managing with fewer points of contact, and other movement strategies beyond the basics.

27
Sat
1300-1600
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Sean Herlihy

Belays, Anchors, and Transitions on Ice
This clinic teaches participants to build ice anchors, belay from above, build v-threads, and descend.

28
Sat
1300-1600
Sam Hennessey
Novice Ice
This clinic is for complete beginners to climbing or ice climbing. Participants will receive ice climbing movement instruction on friendly routes and refresh or learn to tie-in and top-rope belay.
Sold Out!
29
Sat
1300-1600
YETI: Drinkware, Hard Coolers, Soft Coolers, Bags and More
Katie Beringer

Ice Park Classics
This clinic features the most picturesque routes in Ouray’s Ice Park. Participants will receive personalized on-route coaching.

30
Sat
1300-1600
Jackson Yip

Rock Ice and the Fundamentals of Alpinism
Enjoy custom-curriculum by Scarpa professional athlete Jackson that prepares climbers for bigger alpine objectives. This clinic is designed for those curious about the skills needed for alpine objectives. The clinic covers the basics of ice and mixed climbing movement and ice and alpine anchors.

31
Sat
1300-1600
Chris Snoebeck
Beyond the Triangle
This clinic focuses when not to use the triangle technique and emphasizes efficiency of movement.
32
Sat
1300-1600
Sarah Hueniken

Women’s Intro to Ice
This clinic is an opportunity for women to gather and learn from inspirational female pro athletes. All ability levels are welcome.

Sold Out!
33
Sat
1300-1600
Andres Marin

Intermediate Mixed Climbing
This clinic allows participants to be coached up classic mixed routes in the Ouray Ice Park by renowned alpinists.

34
Sat
1300-1600
Anna Pfaff
Intermediate Ice
This clinic is suited for participants with some ice climbing experience who would like to sharpen their skills on WI4 ice.
H
Sat
0930-1500
Media kit: LOWA Logo | LOWA INT
John Roskelley
Full Day – Intro to Ice
This clinic is designed for beginner climbers/ice climbers. Participants will learn the basics of swinging, kicking, and hip movement while getting in a full day of climbing mileage.
Sold Out!
I
Sat
0930-1500
Michael Gardner

Full Day – Intermediate Ice
This clinic is suited for participants with some ice climbing experience who would like to sharpen their skills on WI4 ice.

J
Sat
0930-1500
Connor Chilcott

Full Day – Intro to Ice
This clinic is designed for beginner climbers/ice climbers. Participants will learn the basics of swinging, kicking, and hip movement while getting in a full day of climbing mileage.

Sold Out!
K
Sat
0930-1500
Media kit: LOWA Logo | LOWA INT
Carlos Buhler
Full Day – Funky Ice
This clinic is helps climbers manage awkward bulges, thin ice, pillars, and more. The terrain is varied and suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. 
L
Sat
0930-1500
Mo Beck

Full Day – Women’s Intro to Ice
Participants get to learn the fundamentals of ice climbing from 2X Paraclimbing World Champion and 9X National Champion Mo Beck. 

N
Sat
0930-1500
Matt Segal

Full Day – Intro/Intermediate Ice with Ice Protection and Anchors
This clinic is suited for participants with some ice climbing experience who would like mileage on ice while also learning about where and how to place ice protection.

Sunday January 21st, 2024

In addition to the clinics offered here through San Jan Mountain Guides, the following providers are offering additional clinics: Skyward Mountaineering, BasecampMountain Trip.

Seminar# Day Time Sponsor Athlete
Registration
36
Sun
0900-1200
Anna Pfaff

Intermediate Ice
This clinic is suited for participants with some ice climbing experience who would like to sharpen their skills on WI4 ice.

37
Sun
0900-1200
Jesse Huey
Climbing Ice Pillars
This clinic is designed for participants who want to learn about maintaining body tension, managing with fewer points of contact, and other movement strategies beyond the basics. 
39
Sun
0900-1200

Matt Segal

Ice Park Classics

This clinic features the most picturesque routes in Ouray’s Ice Park. Participants will receive personalized on-route coaching from professional athlete Matt Segal.

40
Sun
0900-1200
YETI: Drinkware, Hard Coolers, Soft Coolers, Bags and More
Katie Beringer

Intro to Ice for Women
This clinic is an opportunity for women to gather and learn from inspirational female pro athletes. All ability levels are welcome.

42
Sun
0900-1200
To Be Announced
Rock and Ice, the Fundamentals of Alpinism
This clinic is designed for those curious about the skills needed for alpine objectives. The clinic covers the basics of ice and mixed climbing movement and ice and alpine anchors.
43
Sun
0900-1200
Media kit: LOWA Logo | LOWA INT
John Roskelley

Intro to Ice
This clinic is designed for beginner climbers/ice climbers. Participants will learn the basics of swinging, kicking, and hip movement.

44
Sun
0900-1200
Santiago Vega
Intro to Ice
This clinic is designed for beginner climbers/ice climbers. Participants will learn the basics of swinging, kicking, and hip movement.
46
Sun
0900-1200
Connor Chilcott

Intermediate Ice- Focus on Efficiency
This clinic is suited for participants with some ice climbing experience who would like to sharpen their skills on WI4 ice. Dial your efficiency by learning from Connor Chilcott, IFMGA Mountain guide and pro-athlete.

47
Sun
0900-1200
Graham Zimmerman

Funky Ice
This clinic is helps climbers manage awkward bulges, thin ice, pillars, and more. The terrain is varied and suitable for beginner and intermediate levels.

Sold Out!
48
Sun
0900-1200
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Sean Herlihy

The Art of Descending Ice Climbs
In addition to intro to ice curriculum and plenty of laps, participants will also practice v-thread rappelling and multiple ways to lower a partner. 

49
Sun
0900-1200
Osprey
James Kan

Intro/Intermediate Ice with Ice Protection and Anchors
This clinic is suited for participants with some ice climbing experience who would like mileage on ice while also learning about where and how to place ice protection.