Michigan Ice Fest 2018 Registration i...

Michigan Ice Fest 2018 Registration is Open!

Starting the day after last year’s Fest, the organizers have been looking for ways to improve the festival experience. We have been sifting through participant evaluations and working tirelessly to put together an amazing week of ice climbing and socials designed to bring our Midwest tribe together. Once again we feel we have pulled out […]

2018 Registration To Open Soon!

2018 Registration To Open Soon!

Hold on there!  Our ice is gone and rock season has started but that doesn’t mean we are forgetting about our ice friends.  We are currently working hard behind the scenes to bring you an exciting 2018 Michigan Ice Fest!  Our goal is to have registration open sometime in May with some awesome announcements. Stay […]

Sue Nott Scholarship

Sue Nott Scholarship

For two years Sue Nott was an instructor for the Michigan Ice Fest teaching our women’s courses. Unfortunately, Sue was killed while attempting the Infinite Spur on Mt. Foraker in Alaska. In honor of Sue, Down Wind Sports has created the Sue Nott Scholarship Fund. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote, inspire, and […]

Ice Conditions Report 3-20-17

Ice Conditions Report 3-20-17

With mild temps over the weekend, the ice conditions have remained pretty darn good for Upper Peninsula climbing. It’s turned into a surprisingly good late season considering the roller coaster temperatures. While waterfalls are slowly melting away the seeps are growing to super fat conditions! Luckily, by midweek we are again dropping to overnight lows […]

Ice Conditions Report 3-6-17

Ice Conditions Report 3-6-17

With warmer than average temperatures following Ice Fest many folks have been calling asking about current ice conditions.  The good news is that seeps continue to be in excellent condition with climbers heading out into the backcountry to tag some of the classics.  True waterfalls took a serious hit with the warm weather with almost […]

2017 Michigan Ice Fest Is In The Book...

2017 Michigan Ice Fest Is In The Books!

The dust has settled and the 2017 Michigan Ice Fest is in the books! A new headquarters, super mild temperatures, our strongest lineup of professional athletes, and what was undoubtedly the largest gathering of ice climbers in the Midwest ever! Climbers from at least 20 different states and 3 different countries were represented this year, as […]