Intro to Ice Climbing


Learn about the exhilarating sport of climbing ice! Along with a professional instructor, you will learn how to move over easy to moderate terrain. Top-roped climbing allows the freedom to master belaying and climbing skills, focusing on the most effective ways to swing and kick into the ice. No climbing experience necessary.


Sunday, January 30 (During the Smuggs Ice Bash)
Saturday, February 19
Sunday, February 20 (Women's only)

Or any day of the week by Private Guide
December 15th-March 31st. Please use the contact form below to check availability.

Potential Locations  

Smugglers Notch, Jeffersonville/Stowe, VT
Bristol Flow, Bristol, VT
Bolton Quarry, Bolton, VT


Open-enrollment rate: $175 per person

Private rates are based on guide to client ratio
Full day (9am-4pm)
1:1 $315
1:2 $235
1:3 $200
1:4 $160

Half day (9am-1pm, 1pm-4pm)
1:1 $210
1:2 $175
1:3 $165
1:4 $130

*out of state destinations add $45

Trip Details

Inclusions: Professional ice guide and all technical climbing equipment (harness, helmet, boots, belay devices, crampons, ice axes, ropes and all other appropriate technical equipment.)

Exclusions: Personal gear, food, water and clothing (see equipment list for what to bring)

What's Next? Where do I go from here?

Intermediate Ice Climbing 
Ice Progression 1 Course

Intro to Mountaineering