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Valdez Ice Climbing Festival

The Valdez Ice Climbing Festival is held in Valdez every winter. The stunning waterfalls of Keystone Canyon serve as just a few of the fabulous climbing venues for this event. World class instructors teach clinics for all ages and levels, including specialty classes for youth, women only, and physical adaptations. The event is organized by the Valdez Adventure Alliance

The 2022 Ice Climbing Festival is scheduled for February 18-20, 2022. 

Valdez Ice Climbing Festival from Clint Helander on Vimeo

2022 Event Schedule

The schedule of events for the 2022 Ice Fest is now available online

Video from Valdez Adventure Alliance


Travel Planning

Interested in attending the 2021 Ice Fest? Feel free to contact the Valdez Visitors Center for information regarding travel plans, transportation, accommodations, COVID-19 safety, or more. Give us a call at (907) 835-2984 or email us at