Mount Washington Valley

Ice Fest

February 4-6, 2022

North Conway, New Hampshire

Silent Auction

This year the annual silent auction, which has been a mainstay of Ice Fest, is moving online to help facilitate social distancing and provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to participate. Since 2018, the Access Fund has been the non-profit beneficiary of the auction and we're excited to be back in 2022!

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Keeping you safe and healthy

We take your safety very seriously, both on and off the cliff. Please make sure you are vaccinated, and if not, have a negative COVID test before arrival. We have contracted with a local company to host the gear fitting sessions in the morning and the afternoon party so that there's more room than the upstairs of International Mountain Equipment. While inside, we encourage all participants to wear a face covering (unless enjoying some locally brewed beer or eating). We will take all precautions to make sure you are safe and stay healthy during this event and will adhere to state and federal guidelines. UPDATE: we will require proof of vaccination to attend the evening indoor shows and are limiting the audience to half capacity of the Theater in the Woods.

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.

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FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENING SHOWS

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 Tuckerman 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!

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