Holidays Around The World for Jan. 10: Ouray Ice Festival

Ouray Ice Festival


The Ouray Ice Festival is an ice climbing competition and exposition held annually in January in Ouray, Colo. In addition to the main contest, which tests ice-climbers’ skill and speed, competitions are held for such feats as axe-throwing and tight-rope walking across a gorge. Also on offer are manufacturers’ displays of specialty equipment, film and slide show presentations, and a climbing wall for children. Anyone can register to compete.
The first Ouray Ice Festival was held in January 1996, promoted by Jeff Lowe, an ice-climbing pioneer.
Ouray Ice Festival
P.O. Box 1058
Ouray, CO 81427
970-325-4288; fax: 970-325-4288

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