Introduction to Ice Climbing Course

Introduction to Ice Climbing Course

Never climbed ice before? Find out what the hype is all about.

Let the professionals at Rockies Ice & Alpine Specialists instruct you in the exhilarating sport of ice climbing. Learn to work the ropes, and climb frozen waterfalls at an amazing ice canyon in the heart of the Rockies of Canada.

First you learn how to use ice climbing equipment. Practice on flat ground (like a skating rink!) and progress onto more steep terrain as you improve. We will provide ropes to anchor you from above.

Our guides provide plenty of personalized coaching, so you get good fast. Soon you will be swinging around on vertical ice climbs! Most people are surprised to learn how easy it is to start, and how much fun.

  • No prior climbing experience required
  • You can focus on great photo opportunities and great fun
  • We provide everything needed
  • Open to anyone reasonably fit. (If you can climb a ladder, you can climb ice)


Located within a 30 minute drive from town and a 20 minute walk to the ice crag. Routes are up to 30m high, with a flat lounging area at the base.

Add a Second Day- Make a weekend out of it. Cover more skills, ascend a multipitch ice climb, visit another ice climbing venue, have more FUN! Just let us know. (Double the cost)


Group Size

Price per day

Amount per person

*Please add 5% sales tax to the above amounts.
*There may be additional expenses such as food, gear rental, park fees, transportation or accomodation.
*Half, full, and multiday trips available.
*Maximum 2:1 ratios on multipitch climbs.


ACMG Guide
All Ice Climbing Gear

You need

Winter clothes
Lunch and drinks
Full shank boots- we can supply these if you don’t have them.


The season typically runs from November to April with December to March offering the best ice conditions.

Meeting Time and Place

8am at your hotel

Return at 4pm

For further information and to reserve your guide,  visit our Bookings Page or contact us.