Know Before You Go

Our primary goal of the festival is to make this as much fun and as educational as we can.  On this page you’ll find a ton of information and tips about the event and how to make the most of it.  Please read this information carefully.

Michigan Ice Fest Youtube Videos

A majority of participants at our ice climbing festival have never climbed ice before. A great way to get prepared for the event and maybe answer some of your questions would be to check out these
instructional videos.

Festival Sign In

When you arrive in Munising you will need to sign in at the event.  You can come to our headquarters and our friendly staff will get you all set for the weekend. You will get your official lanyard, which is your ticket into all things Ice Fest, as well as any updates to the schedule and any important information.

Our Headquarters


Demo Gear


Don’t worry if you don’t have all the gear you want, or if you fall in love with the gear you demo.  Down Wind Sports will have a store setup at Headquarters where they will have all the gear you need and even more that you want, and best of all, everything will be on sale!

We will have a shuttle that runs continuous loops from the headquarters to Sand Point. This is the best way to get around as there is NO PARKING AT SAND POINT. If you are planning on going somewhere other than Sand Point driving is your best option.


Our headquarters is attached to an active school, so please do not park in any school parking lots during the school week.  You may be towed. Please don’t block driveways or hinder the school operations in any way.  Munising is a very walkable town.  If possible, please walk to the headquarters from where ever you are staying and use our free shuttles to get to the climbs.

Where to climb

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call us.  Your experience is our highest priority.

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