Ouray Ice Festival Gear Card Information

on sale December 1st!

What is a Gear Card?

Gear Cards are an integral part of the Ouray Ice Festival. A gear card allows clinic participants and Festival attendees the opportunity to demo jackets, tools, boots, crampons, harnesses, gloves etc. from Ice Festival sponsors throughout the weekend.

How will I receive my Gear Card?

Purchase a $5 Gear Card online, and you will receive an email with your unique Gear Card for the Fest. Please keep a copy of this on your phone as you will have to present is when borrowing gear during Fest. We recommend taking a screenshot of the email and/or printing a copy of the email as cell service coverage in Ouray can make opening the email tricky (for some). If you do see the email, be patient there can be a delay. Please also check your SPAM folder. If using Gmail it is often found under the updates or promotions tab.

How do I get a complimentary Gear Card?

Gear Cards are included with Ouray Ice Park Membership or the All Access Pass. If you become a member and/or decide to purchase an All Access Pass you will receive your Gear Card via email, the week of Fest. If you love Ice Climbing and you are yet to become a member of the Ouray Ice Park #getyouraxeingear and support one of the sports most unique and accessible destinations, the Ouray Ice Park. You can purchase your membership in Fall and it will be valid for the 2019-2020 season.

How much is a Gear Card?

  1. Gear Cards costs $5 if you purchase it online before the Fest. Please note, online sales close approximately one week before Fest.

  2. If you wait until the Festival you will have to stand in line and pay $10 per gear card. (Bring cash to the Info Booth)

  3. If you decide to purchase an All Access Pass or a Ouray Ice Park Membership you get a complimentary Gear Card!

When do you stop selling Gear Cards online?

Online sales closes one week before Fest. After that, the price goes up to $10 and you’ll have to stand in line to get your Gear Card.

Can I reserve Demo Gear if I have a Gear Card?

No. Gear is first come first served so #getyouraxeingear and get to the Park when it opens during Fest.

Can we share a Gear Card?

No. Each person must have their own Gear Card. No exceptions will be made, not to mention the sales of Gear Cards support the Ouray Ice Park, it is one of the ways we raise money to maintain the Park.

Can we purchase multiple Gear Cards at one time?

Unfortunately not. If you do the system only sends the Gear Card to the ‘lead booker’, the rest of the group still have to come to the Info Booth during Fest to pick-up a Gear Card. Please only order one Gear Card per transaction to ensure you receive the electronic copy of your Gear Card via email. Thanks in advance for your cooperation with this!

Gear Card holders agree to the authorization of the credit card number provided to be charged retail value of item(s) damaged and/or NOT returned to the specific vendor by 2:00pm on the last day of the Ouray Ice Festival - January 26, 2020.

Please note, when you purchase a Gear Card your registration information is sent to the Ouray Ice Festival Sponsors.


Ouray Ice Festival All Access Pass

on sale December 1st!

All Access Pass holders receive the following benefits:

  • Admission to evening events. (Please arrive early. Passes do not guarantee entrance once venue capacity is reached)

  • Shorter admission lines at evening events

  • Complimentary Gear Card included with the all access pass. (This will be emailed to you the week of Fest).

*Festival attendees who do not purchase an All Access Pass will still have the opportunity to purchase individual tickets (subject to availability) at the door for each evening event. Please visit the schedule page for evening admission prices.

Please note, All Access Passes sales close approximately one week before Fest, or when they sell out, which ever comes first. We anticipate they’ll sell out, so #getyouraxeingear and them while you can!

The funds raised at the Ouray Ice Festival are used to maintain and operate the Ouray Ice Park.


After purchasing your All Access Pass or Gear Card there can be a delay in receiving your confirmation email. Please be patient. In addition to being patient, be sure to check your SPAM/junk folder, and if you use Gmail you might need to check your Promotions and/or Updates tab in your inbox.