The Ouray Ice Festival is a multi-day ice climbing event held every January. It helps raise funds for the Ouray Ice Park.
This year, it’s taking place on January 24-27, 2019. Ice climbers of every level come from all over the world to take part in this winter climbing sport. Even if you don’t want to climb, it’s a fun and suspenseful sport to watch. However, if you are a climber, you have the chance to compete for a prize!
Here, vendors offer the chance to demo gear and apparel with some of the Outdoor retailers.
While the park itself does not require any registration, other events such as the nightly events and presentations do. However, it’s well worth the time and money. You can listen to presentations from leading climbers, listen to good music, eat delicious food, and attend dance parties and silent auctions.