Join the family

We’ve said for years that the Michigan Ice Fest is like a family reunion. Whether you’re brand new to climbing, or have been coming to Munising for more than 30 years, you’re part of something bigger here. With classes taught by the best ice climbers in the world, evening presentations to inspire you in your next adventure, and the unequaled beauty of the ice in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, this is an event for everyone.

We hope you’ll join us this year, and become part of our Ice Fest family.

Barry Blanchard and Kitty Calhoun Hugging at the Michigan Ice Fest


Intro to Ice class at Michigan Ice Fest

With classes ranging from the beginner Intro to Ice to the advanced Master Anchoring, and even special adventures into the Pictured Rocks backcountry, taking a class at the Michigan Ice Fest is the best way to expand your skills and have an adventure.


Conrad Anker on stage at Michigan Ice Fest 2023

Imagine sitting in a classic 1920s auditorium watching some of the most famous climbers in the world talk about their exploits. You’re surrounded by 800 like minded adventurers and the level of stoke couldn’t be higher. That’s Ice Fest.


Party at Michigan Ice Fest 2023

Ice Fest started more than 30 years ago with a few people meeting at a bar to swap stories and build a community. After all these years we are still a social event. Getting together to share our tales of adventure is the heart of the festival.