Mount Washington Valley

Ice Fest

February 2-4, 2024

North Conway, New Hampshire

Silent Auction

The annual silent auction, a mainstay of Ice Fest, is online to provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to participate. Items for the silent auction will be featured on the 2nd floor of International Mountain Equipment at 2733 White Mountain Highway in downtown North Conway. This year, we are proud to work with our local crag stewards, Friends of the Ledges!

Keeping you safe and healthy

We take your safety very seriously, both on and off the cliff. If you have a fever, cough, sore throat, or any other symptoms of illness (COVID or otherwise), please consider your participation at Ice Fest. If you are immunocompromised, please consider wearing a mask indoors. We reserve the right to change these policies for the greater good. All health and safety protocols are subject to change based on local, state, and federal guidelines.

Demo Gear

Local, national, and international brands bring their latest and greatest to the Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest so you can try before you buy.  This year, these companies will set up their product in a local brewery space so that we can have more elbow and breathing room as you try on gloves, jackets, boots, crampons, a backpack or two, and the tools of the trade.

Cait Fitzgerald photo


A hallmark of the Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest, the evening slideshows not only give us an opportunity to connect with old friends, meet new friends and drink delicious Moat beer ... but we all get inspired by the stories of the trials, tribulations, and badassery of notable climbers.

Clinics & Guided Climbs

If you've never been on belay, or if you don't even know what that means—to advanced mixed climbing and mountaineering clinics—we have something for everyone. Led by professional athletes, certified guides, and seasoned veteran climbers, clinics and guided climbs will help you broaden and develop your climbing skills. Guides hail from around North America and the Northeast region especially. If you don't know what's the best clinics for you, feel free to call!

Cait Fitzgerald photo