Teton Ice Park Update

Written by admin on January 5, 2010 – 2:46 pm -

Club Access Update

Club access to the Teton Ice Park at Grand Targhee Resort has opened up once again, but on a limited basis due to USFS requirements.

Experienced climbers who wish to climb at the ice park (without paying for a full guided day) will need to go through an orientation and pay either a day-use or seasonal membership fee (Day use is $10/person, seasonal membership is $40/person/$90 family 3+/$100VIP). You can buy your card in advance online or at the site. All users will need to demonstrate that they can belay properly, set up a top-rope anchor and protect themselves from a fall while doing it, and demonstrate that they have the proper equipment to climb in the ice park. The membership card includes discounts from local businesses and classes.

 

Club Access Update

Access will be supervised by guides while at the ice park teaching classes and by Teton Ice Park Ambassadors- volunteers who will monitor access to the ice park while there climbing. Ambassadors will go through a training session to give them basic skills to be able to administer the ice park orientation for members and day users, help coordinate rescues, and perform other ice park operations. Think of it like a "Climbing Wall" where you pay your dues, get checked out, and there’s always a staff member around if you need help.

Saturday January 9, 2010, the Teton Ice Park will hold its first round of orientations for members and day users starting at 12:30pm. Sunday January 10, 2010 will be two more sessions – one at 9am and at 12:30pm. Participants should meet at the Activities Center at Grand Targhee at the respective time. After that, please contact us before heading up there to be sure there is a guide available to do the orientation.

Online Calendar

Members of the Teton Ice Park users should always check the online calendar before they come to see when the ice park is open and staffed.


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