The Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival began in 1996 and is dedicated to promoting and protecting the world-class ice climbing in Hyalite Canyon. The event draws professional athletes and participants from across the globe for a myriad of clinics, demos of the latest and greatest gear, inspiring slide shows and evening entertainment, and camaraderie.
The Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival (BIF) mission is to promote the sport of ice climbing to people of all ages and abilities, to educate ice climbers about necessary skills and safe techniques, and introduce climbers to cutting edge clothing and equipment. Proceeds from the Bozeman Ice Festival are put directly toward the Friends of Hyalite, a 501(c)3 organization, to support winter access into Hyalite Canyon for ice climbing.
Festival Director: Joe Josephson
Creative Director: Ari Novak
Hyalite Clinic Director: Rich Searle
Competition Director: Conrad Anker
Assistant Comp Director: Adam Knoff
Tower Manager: Marko Pujic
Brand Manager: Liz Layne
Volunteer Organizer: Hannah Arm
Ballroom Bosses: Liz Layne, Hannah Arm, Lindsey Marie
Urban Base Camp Manager: Pamela Hainsworth
Urban Base Camp Teaching Area Manager: Rich Bennett