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The 28th Ouray Ice Festival is This Winter

There will be clinics, competitions, gear demos and more. It takes place in January

The 28th Annual Ouray Ice Festival and Competition will take place from Jan. 19 to 22, 2023. The event will span three days and four nights, transforming the town of Ouray into an ice climbing town with people from around the world gathering to celebrate the growing sport of ice climbing.

Every dollar made during our annual Ouray Ice Festival goes directly to funding the operational costs of the Ouray Ice Park. Climbers will be able to attend a multitude of interactive, educational clinics for every skill level.

The Elite Mixed Climbing Competition is open to the public. Qualifying takes place on the Friday of Fest. The top 16 competitors, eight men and eight women, move on to the finals on Saturday. The top three finalists from both the men’s and women’s categories receive awards and cash prizes. Register here.

The Ouray Ice Fest is one of the biggest celebrations of ice climbing in North America each year. The event schedule for our 2023 Ouray Ice Festival will be released Dec. 2, 2022, on this page.

2022 Ouray Ice Festival Highlights