March 21, 2014
Another amazing season has come and nearly passed for the Park. The Operations Committee and Ice Farming Team as decided upon a closing date for the 2013/14 season. The Park will close at the end of the climbing day on Sunday, March 30, 2014. We wish to thank all of the amazing guests, supporters, volunteers, & staff for making this season truly remarkable. The dedicated team of Directors & Staff are already hard at work planning for next season.
Now is the perfect time to sneak in that last trip to Ouray for this season. Conditions in the Park are exceptional for this time of year. The South end of the Park remains open. There are localized closures in the Trestle/ Mixed Alcove area as well as the Deep South out in South Park. Reports from climbers visiting recently indicate the cold temps at night have made for high quality climbing. The Farming Team also applied water on one particularly cool evening. This really helped freshen things up in areas like the School Room & South Park.
Water levels in the canyon have been rising most afternoons. Please maintain a high level of awareness during all times while climbing in the Park.
It’s not too late to become and Individual Member or the Ouray Ice Park. This amazing resource is FREE to enjoy…but not to operate. The Ouray Ice Park is 100% donor funded.
Back-country Ice Conditions
For the latest on back-country ice conditions around Ouray, check out this link from San Juan Mountain Guides: Back-country Ice