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Wyoming Ice Festival in Cody Yellowstone Set for January 4-7, 2024

Wyoming Ice Festival in Cody Yellowstone Set for January 4-7, 2024 2

Porous volcanic soil is plentiful in Cody Yellowstone.

CODY, Wyo., Dec. 11, 2023 – The Wyoming Ice Festival in Cody Yellowstone will be back for its second year with more than 20 climbing clinics for every level from beginner to advanced.

Wyoming Ice Festival in Cody Yellowstone Set for January 4-7, 2024 1

Climbers have many frozen waterfalls from which to choose.

The festival features ice climbing clinics by day and nightly speakers and presentations developed to inspire and encourage festival participants. Evening activities will start each night at 7 p.m. with food trucks and Snake River Brewing beer available. The Cody Cattle Company will host evening events. The nearby Best Western Ivy Inn & Suites in Cody is offering special rates of $115 per night for a double-queen room.

“Ice climbing is serious — seriously fun,” said Ryan Hauck, executive director of Cody Yellowstone, the marketing arm for the region. “The Wyoming Ice Festival is the perfect event for Cody Yellowstone with our outdoor recreation scene and natural features providing great conditions.”

World-Class Ice Climbing Region

Ice routes can be found in the North and South Forks of the Shoshone, the region to the west of the town of Cody. The South Fork of the Shoshone is home to the highest concentration of frozen waterfalls in the United States, with more than 200 climbable pitches within a 10-mile radius. Cody is home to plenty of long moderate and advanced ice routes offering a memorable experience for climbers of all abilities.

Commercially guided ice climbing made its debut in 2011 in Shoshone National Forest outside of Cody, Wyo. as the National Forest Service issued the first permits to outfitters to lead ice-climbing trips.

The region is comprised of porous volcanic soil that allows for easy water seepage. The mountains receive large amounts of snow that melts into a high number of drainages. These factors result in spring-fed waterfalls that are constantly regenerating themselves and freezing into high-quality ice climbs. Climbers are still discovering new waterfalls in the region, and some have made dozens of “first ascents” over the past few years.

More information about the festival, including clinics and registration, is available online.




Home of the Great American Adventure, Cody Yellowstone is comprised of the northwestern Wyoming towns of Cody, Powell and Meeteetse as well as areas inside of Yellowstone National Park and the valley east of the entrance. The region is known for rodeos, authentic guest and dude ranches, world-class museums and recreational adventures that reflect the adventurous spirit of the visionaries and explorers who brought the remote region to the world’s attention.


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Wyoming Ice Festival in Cody Yellowstone Set for January 4-7, 2024