Ouray Ice Park, Inc. Group Registration Procedure
As visitation to the Ouray Ice Park continues to increase, the Ouray Ice Park, Inc. (OIPI) would like to gain a better understanding of user groups and use patterns, as well as improve outreach and communication with Park users. In particular, use of the Park by groups has increased significantly over the past few years. As a result, OIPI is asking all groups that intend to visit the Park to register their visit prior to their arrival so that OIPI may effectively manage the Park on a daily basis and ensure the highest quality experience for all users.
This procedure defines the two categories of groups that are subject to this procedure, as well as the rules and requirements that pertain to each group. It does not address Commercial Users; they are managed through an agreement between the City of Ouray and the Ice Park Concessionaire. For a list of approved commercial guiding services in the Park, please visit our Guiding Services page.
Also please note that this Group Use Registration procedure is not a vetting process. If you meet the definition of one of the group categories listed below, you are not required to “apply” to bring your group to the Ouray Ice Park. This procedure does not ask for qualifications, nor does it limit the number of times you may visit the Ouray Ice Park with your group. We simply ask that you complete this registration procedure prior to your visit.
Categories of Group Users
Instructed Groups: Any club, school, organization or group in which the instructor or leader is being compensated in any way (including reimbursement for expenses such as travel, lodging, meals, etc.) to facilitate the ice climbing experience for the group; OR any club, school, organization or group that charges a fee to participate in an outing to the Ouray Ice Park (including fees for expenses such as travel, lodging, meals, etc.).
Non-Commercial Groups, Clubs and Organizations: A group in which the group leader is not being compensated in any way to facilitate the ice climbing experience for the group; AND no fee will be charged by the group to participate in an outing to the Ouray Ice Park; AND no organized climbing instruction will occur.
If your group meets either of the category definitions provided above we ask that you register prior to your visit to the Ouray Ice Park. The registration process is simple and can be completed on-line in a few minutes. Please follow this link to register now.
Thanks for your cooperation and have a great visit to the Ouray Ice Park!