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Blue Ice Clothing was started 25 years ago by owner Franziska Rauch. She left her career as a designer in New York City’s textile industry to start a local business that pays fair wages and manufactures a product in her own neighborhood. Everything at Blue Ice Clothing is designed and made in Pine Hill, in the heart of New York state’s Catskill Mountains. All materials used are made in the USA and when possible out of recycled materials. Not only does this promote our local economy, but helps out the environment as well.
Our goal at Blue Ice Clothing is to create a good selection of fleece clothing, both for outdoor enthusiasts and for the casual user. The designs are inspired by the need to provide good combinations of clothing with technical features, as well as the need to accommodate constantly changing temperatures and weather conditions. Although our line originated with technical climbers in mind, it serves the casual outdoor enthusiast equally well. For beginners in any outdoor sport, appropriate clothing can often make or break a person's first experience in the field. Ideas for improving styles are continuously cropping up, whether they come on a morning walk with Luna the tireless puppy, ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies, or hanging out in a rustic Catskill Mountain home! Wherever these improvements originate, they always make things a bit more comfortable, make life a little easier and make activities a lot more enjoyable.

Remember....Blue Ice is good ice

Black Chasm, Catskills, NYHanging out at Black Chasm, Catskills, NY

Ghost River ClimbingScott lead climbing "the Good the Bad and The Ugly" in Alberta, CA

Lake WilloughbyProduct testing at Lake Willoughby, VT


See you on the trail...


sherpa wearing blue ice toque on Amatablam, NepalClimbing Sherpa wearing Blue Ice Clothing Fleece Toque Hat on Amatablam, Nepal.

Blue Ice Clothing, 2094 Upper Birch Creek Rd., Pine Hill, NY 12465, USA, (845)254-4704