Ouray Ice Climbing Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get there?
Ouray can be reached by flying into one of several nearby locations. Montrose is the closest and most logical destination (34 miles, 40 minutes driving), Telluride, (47 miles, 1 hour), Grand Junction (96 miles, 2 hours) and Denver (300 miles, 6-7 hours). There is a shuttle service from Montrose and Telluride (Telluride Express, 1-800-800-6228). The shuttle fee is $25 a person one way, with a minimum of 3 persons. We send out a team roster 30 days in advance and encourage teaming up to share the shuttle or a rental car. We will have a vehicle available in Ouray to shuttle climbers to and from the ice climbing areas.
Where do I stay?
Participants are encouraged to stay at the Ouray Victorian Inn in town, right next to the Ice Park. Call early to confirm reservations, ESPECIALLY around the Ice Festival (MLK weekend) 1-800-84-OURAY
Please note: Lodging IS NOT included in the cost of the program. A room-sharing program with team members is available.
What kind of insurance do I need?
IMG requires that all* trip participants purchase Travel Insurance that includes coverage for medical evacuation, repatriation and medical expenses for the duration of their IMG program. Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly recommended. Trekking and mountaineering programs are true "adventure travel."
*The insurance requirement does not apply to IMG customers on programs within the continental USA but is strongly encouraged.