(435) 319-0313

SW Utah
Easy- Moderate
7-8 Hours

Intro To Ice Climbing Course

From: $215.00

Ice climbing is a sport that has greatly evolved over the past two decades. As a result of the great advancements in the tools and equipment, ice climbing has become a fun and accessible sport for people of all abilities.  Our Full Day Ice Climbing Course will teach you the basics to get you going with ice climbing techniques while under the watchful eye of your experience guide.

You can find many hidden ice flows found in the various canyons during the winter months. Not only are you able to enjoy the ice, but you get to experience these frozen canyons. As you move through them you’ll explore the successive ice flows that lay around each twisting corner. These surrounding ice canyons make a great day for all levels. For our beginner single pitch days, we teach the basic skills and techniques needed for a fun and knowledgeable day on the ice. Our ice courses take place in January and February.

We want to accommodate you, so all our courses are private. As a result, start times can be adjusted around your travel plans and you will never be grouped with others unless requested. Check the gear link to see what we will provide and what we ask the client to provide.

Note: As directed by the Superintendent, paid guiding for canyoneering and climbing trips is not permitted within Zion National Park. All trips and courses are done outside of the park in beautiful locations. Details will be given when you call to book your course or trip.

Price Per Person/Per Day for 2 & 3 day courses.

Note: Our pricing for 1 day courses can be found on the Full Day Climbing link.

1 $400
2 $225

8.05% sales tax added at checkout

Please call the office at 435-319-0313 to book your trip to verify that the dates are available.  Our online calendar is not always indicative of available dates.

Thank you!

Meet Up & Itinerary

Meet Up Location:

TBD based on conditions of ice in the area. The likelihood is Hidden Valley, Parowan, UT or at times Ouray, CO.

We tend to run this course in January and February.  Once the location is confirmed, we will send you a google map for the meet up location.


TBD based on skill level of clients.

Half day beginner zion canyoneering

Gear Needed/Provided

Gear ZMS can Provide

  • Climbing Shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Locking Carabiner
  • Belay/Rappel Device
  • Dynamic Climbing Rope
  • Backpack
  • Ice Climbing Crampons

Gear You Provide

  • Food: snacks, sandwiches, apples oranges etc.
  • Water: 2-3 L
  • Appropriate Clothing for the Season
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Ice Climbing Boots
lead climbing course

Skills Needed To Know Prior


Springdale, UT Getting Here

Springdale, UT is located in the heart of Zion Canyon. ZMS is located in the heart of Springdale, UT.

  • 2.5 Hours to Vegas (We are an hour ahead of Vegas)
  • 4.5 Hours from Salt Lake City
  • 45 minutes from Saint George, UT


Best option is to fly into Vegas, NV,  and either drive or hire a shuttle to drop you off in Springdale, UT.


Both the town of Springdale and Zion National Park offer free propane powered shuttle systems that can drop you off in town or at any spot in the main canyon. This enables you to travel to the area without need of renting a car.

Waivers & Cancellation

Costs, Booking, Waivers & Cancellation

Cost Includes

  • AMGA Certified and/or highly accomplished rock and alpine climber guides with over 10 years of experience
  • Technical Equipment

Not Included

  • Food & Water
  • Guide Gratuity
  • Check the “Gear” Tab


Advanced registration is required to secure your private guide. We have a limited amount of guides and book up regularly.

Feel free to call our office to book your trip at 435-319-0313.

Please leave a text or voice message if we are unable to take your call and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please leave the following information: Name, Type of trip, Dates, #of people in your group, Phone #

Please note that the online calendar is not always indicative of actual availability. If you tried to book online, our website will ask that you call our office to confirm if the date is available.

Medical and Liability Waiver

All participants must read and fill out our Online Medical Waiver & Liability Waiver HERE

Cancellation Policy:

Unless arrangements are made, payments are due in full at the time you book your trip. Zion Mountain School does everything in their power to ensure trips run as planned.

If for any reason Zion Mountain School cannot run a trip as scheduled, we will offer a full refund or reschedule your planned event.
If you need to cancel your trip more than 30 days out, Zion Mountain School offers a full refund minus a 10% administrative fee.

Once within the 30 day window, but more than 48 hours before the trip, Zion Mountain School will refund 75% of the trip cost. The remaining 25% can be used as credit for future trips with ZMS. This credit is valid for two years.

Non-emergency cancellations less than 48 hours of your trip, are non-refundable.

Multi Pitch Climbing