guided ice climbing

The Sampler: January 4-7, 2018

The Sampler will immerse you in three days of guided ice climbing, so you’ll have plenty of time to refine your swing and learn new techniques. There are five levels to choose from, so it’s perfect for beginners, intermediate and advanced climbers alike. Over the duration of the guided ice climbing program, you will go to several different areas within the Ouray Ice Park allowing you to sample some of the best ice climbing in the country.

You will stay at the Victorian Inn, just a short walk from the Ouray Ice Park. After a fun day out in the park, enjoy a soak in the hot tub at the hotel or in the nearby natural hot springs in town. Every evening you will sit down to a family style dinner catered by Sarah at the Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast. Her delicious home cooking could give any celebrity chef a run for their money.

On Saturday night, Chicks will host an event called Chick Flicks with all of the proceeds from the evening donated to charity. The evening begins with a happy hour and gear store, where you can score new gear donated by many of our sponsors. The highlight of the evening is a showing of the No Mans Land Film Festival, a touring showing of video shorts of inspiring women and their adventures. This is a unique opportunity to climb, learn, have fun and support a good cause.


  • 3 days guided ice climbing
  • 4-to-1 ratio
  • 4 nights lodging
  • Demo climbing gear and clothing
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Sponsor gift bag
  • Admission to the No Man’s Land Film Festival


Option 1: Double occupancy hotel room $1149

Option 2: Single occupancy hotel room $1349

Option 3: No hotel room $999


Travel Information

What to Bring List


Day 1: JANUARY 4

Fly to Montrose or Grand Junction, CO and drive to Ouray. Stop for groceries in Montrose and finish the drive to Ouray and get settled into your room at the Victorian Inn.

4:00 pm: Kick off meeting/orientation at the Secret Garden, (directions provided). Demo gear handed out at catered  group dinner. If you would like alcohol, please bring your own.

Day 2: JANUARY 5

7:00-7:30 am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

7:30 am –4:30 pm: Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park

6:00 pm: Catered dinner at the Secret Garden

Day 3: JANUARY 6

7:00-7:30 am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

7:30 am –4:30 pm: Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park

5:00 pm: Catered dinner at the Secret Garden

6:00 pm: No Man’s Land Film Festival. This event is open to the public and is our annual fundraiser. Come early and shop sweet deals in our Sponsor Gear Shop, stay for short films featuring inspiring women and enjoy locally brewed libations.

Day 4: JANUARY 7

7:00-7:30 am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day.

7:30 am –4:30 pm: Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park.

5:30 pm: Hand in demo gear, closing meeting and Catered dinner at the Secret Garden.

Day 5: JANUARY 8

7:00 am: Breakfast. Plan to travel home on Day 5.

11:00am: Hotel check out


All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing.  Chicks requires full payment at the time of booking for all programs, refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:

  • More than 60 days, full refund minus a 10% administration fee
  • 30-60 days, 50% refund
  • Less than 30 days, no refund no transfer of payments.

*Travel insurance is required for all International Trips and is strongly recommended for US programs as well.In the event you have an unexpected life occurrence and need to cancel it will help you recover your payment. Chicks works with an agent who is familiar with our programs and travel insurance needs. Please contact Erin Rountree at 208-788-2870.