Best place to learn how to ice climb

Posted: Sun, 11/07/2010 - 13:14

 Hey everyone. I'm an avid Mountaineering and alpine climber. I'm wanting to learn to ice climb and may have the winter off, due to the awesome economy! anyways I'm wondering where you fine folk might recommend to set up shop for a season and get my skills down. Is Ouray, CO the only decent place to go and consistently find partners. any advice is helpful also what type of tools would you guys recommend I"d like to go with an all around tool for WI and alpine.