2-Day Ice Climbing Clinic | Ouray, Colorado

Have you always wanted to learn how to ice climb or perhaps you just need a tune-up on your existing skills? Our two day program is just long enough to try it out for the first time or tune-up your existing ice climbing skills. During this program, your Chicks Guides will fill the day with fun and instruction to help lay down a solid foundation of skills. This clinic is open to ALL levels of ice climbing experience. If this will be your first-time ice climbing, Chicks will outfit you from head to toe in the necessary clothing and equipment you will need to give ice climbing a swing. We have five levels of instruction to choose from, there’s a place for you to learn amongst other psyched women that match your previous experience and goals for the trip.

Option 1: Ice Climbing, No Lodging, with group meals $649
Option 2: Ice Climbing with Double Occupancy Hotel Room, with group meals $699
Option 3: Ice Climbing with Single Occupancy Hotel Room, with group meals $749


  • 2 days guided climbing (Saturday, Sunday)
  • 4-to-1 ratio
  • 2 nights lodging (Friday, Saturday) Optional
  • All Ice climbing gear (harness, helmet, boots, crampons, ice tools)
  • Technical Outerwear clothing
  • Meals (breakfast, dinner)
  • Sponsor Gift Bag


  • Lunch
  • Air and Ground Transportation
  • Gratuities


Travel Information

What to Bring List


Day 1: JANUARY 10

Arrive in Montrose early enough to drive an hour from the airport to Ouray. Get settled into your room at the Ouray Chalet Inn. 
Allow about an hour of extra time if you plan to shop for groceries.

4:00 pm: Kick-off meeting/orientation at the Ouray Chalet Inn. Demo gear will be handed out and we will have a catered group dinner. If you would like alcohol, please bring your own.

Day 2: JANUARY 11

7:00-7:30 am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

7:30 am: –4:30 pm: Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park.

6:00 pm: Catered dinner at the Secret Garden B&B

Day 3: JANUARY 12

7:00-7:30 am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

7:30 am –3:00 pm: Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park.

3:30-5 pm: Hand in demo gear, closing ceremony at the hotel

*Lodging for this last night is not included in the package.  If you want to spend an extra night and travel on Monday, please call the Ouray Chalet Inn to book your room.


All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing.  Chicks requires full payment at the time of booking for all programs, refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:

  • More than 60 days, full refund minus a 10% administration fee
  • 30-60 days, 50% refund
  • Less than 30 days, no refund no transfer of payments.

*Travel insurance is required for all International Trips and is strongly recommended for US programs as well. In the event, you have an unexpected life occurrence and need to cancel it will help you recover your payment. Chicks works with an agent who is familiar with our programs and travel insurance needs. Please contact Erin Rountree at 208-788-2870.