23 episodes

The California Backcountry Report is a weekly podcast run throughout the wintertime that tracks weather, snowpack, avalanche activity, and the backcountry community.

California Backcountry Report Mountain Guide Media LLC

    • Wilderness
    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

The California Backcountry Report is a weekly podcast run throughout the wintertime that tracks weather, snowpack, avalanche activity, and the backcountry community.

    Season's End

    Season's End

    This week the lads say goodbye to Winter with tips for equipment care for summer storage. They cover a preliminary report on an snowmachine triggered avalanche in Idaho. Until next season!

    • 22 min
    Avalanches, Snow, and Weather! Oh, my!

    Avalanches, Snow, and Weather! Oh, my!

    In an all new and exciting episode of the California Backcountry Report the lads are left speechless by current events.  JB and Matt review the Pebble Creek Avalanche as well as two local avalanche incidents.  JB covers inbound weather.   There's a little more snow on the way, Kids!  Then, JB tries to throw in the towel on next week's episode, (read: our final episode for the season).

    • 34 min
    My Corona

    My Corona

    This week, the lads pay penance for their previous predictions.  JB laments the arrival of a seasons worth of snow that he can't ski and talks inbound low pressure systems.  Of course, the boys get around to the CORVID 19 pandemic and they shed some light on the specific ramifications the Tahoe area grapples with given the dump of fresh pow.

    • 30 min
    Mini Miracle

    Mini Miracle

    This week the lads cover an inbound storm cycle and answer a question on the avalanche danger scale.

    Avalanche Course Breakdown

    Avalanche Course Breakdown

    This week CBR reviews a preliminary report of a fatal avalanche in Alaska and JB covers all the avalanche courses and their intended audiences.  Thinking of taking a course? Not sure which one is right for you? Start here.
    Yes, of course the lads talk inbound weather and they jones for snow.

    It's Gonna Take a Miracle

    It's Gonna Take a Miracle

    JB calls in from Jackson Hole to talk low snow and upcoming weather along the Sierra crest.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

PJStevenson ,

If you want to learn from the best- LISTEN

Production quality is great, the content is great, and the hosts are even better. You couldn’t ask for 2 better equipped alpine professionals to take this journey with.

The pod is interesting, educational, and REAL. When you’re listening you can picture the places, the experiences, and the love that these men have for high altitude sport.

Whether you’re a beginner, a weekend warrior, or a pro, you’ll love this podcast. Like Matt told me, “There’s room for everyone in the snow” - so jump on board, subscribe to this podcast and support these fine lads on their Patreon. Their passion deserves to be rewarded, and you won’t be disappointed

Joeskier12 ,

Best Podcast for backcountry skiers

These guys really know what they’re talking about. I love hearing the updates of what’s been going on around my area, and what to watch for when touring. 10/10 recommend listening.

Nate Musson ,

100% New Favorite Podcast

This podcast is doing a great job of divulging expert knowledge in layman’s terms. Whenever, something comes up that I don't totally understand, on cue, JB asks the guest to further explain.

I highly recommend this podcast to anyone that travels over snow in the Sierra, or the backcountry in general. It's my favorite new educational resource.

Love the friendly tone of the conversations. Looking forward to a winter full of knowledge bombs from The California Backcountry Report.

Thanks Matt and JB.

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