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Stay up-to-date on what's going on in the sky and on the ground this winter by tuning in to the San Juan Snowcast. The San Juan Mountains are notorious for having one of the most dangerous snowpacks in North America, as well as some of the most incredible backcountry skiing in the state of Colorado. The Snowcast aims to help backcountry skiers and riders make safer decisions by disseminating current conditions reports, avalanche incident debriefs, and backcountry educational nuggets. New episodes drop whenever the snow does, all winter long. Follow along on Instagram @sanjuansnowcast and share the show with your touring partners. THINK SNOW!

The San Juan Snowcast Chris Dickson

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    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Stay up-to-date on what's going on in the sky and on the ground this winter by tuning in to the San Juan Snowcast. The San Juan Mountains are notorious for having one of the most dangerous snowpacks in North America, as well as some of the most incredible backcountry skiing in the state of Colorado. The Snowcast aims to help backcountry skiers and riders make safer decisions by disseminating current conditions reports, avalanche incident debriefs, and backcountry educational nuggets. New episodes drop whenever the snow does, all winter long. Follow along on Instagram @sanjuansnowcast and share the show with your touring partners. THINK SNOW!

    Season 3, Episode 15 || Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 || Season’s Recap and an Avalanche Survival Story

    Season 3, Episode 15 || Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 || Season’s Recap and an Avalanche Survival Story

    Well folks, this is the final episode of the 2023-2024 winter season! On this week’s episode, I reflect on this past winter and provide a seasonal snowfall history and a recap of this year’s avalanche statistics. But the heart of this episode is a conversation I have with Ryan and Isaiah about an avalanche that happened on King Solomon Mountain, outside of Silverton, just about one year ago last Spring. We dive deep into what happened, how they dealt with it, and these guys graciously share t...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Season 3, Episode 14 || Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 || A Tale of Two Snowcasts!

    Season 3, Episode 14 || Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 || A Tale of Two Snowcasts!

    Hey everyone, I’m back after taking last week off… the skiing was just too good!!! It’s a beautiful time in the San Juans and the backcountry is currently FIRING. On this week’s show, I recap the storms, provide an update on the State of the Snowpack, and take a look at the recent avalanche activity before jumping into a conversation with my friend and fellow Snowcaster, Nick McEachern, who is the host of the Salt Lake Snowcast. We talk about our podcasts, the challenges and the silver lining...

    • 38 min
    Season 3, Episode 13 || Thursday, March 14th, 2024 || The HOT TAKES Episode

    Season 3, Episode 13 || Thursday, March 14th, 2024 || The HOT TAKES Episode

    Man, the last week was pretty epic in the San Juan backcountry! The snowpack is finally trending in the right direction and we’re getting to ski and ride some steep lines in the alpine! On this week’s show, I present to you the HOT TAKES EPISODE where I invite four friends over for some libations and lively conversation about backcountry ski/split culture. Enjoy! THINK SNOW!Instagram: @sanjuansnowcastEmail: sanjuansnowcast@gmail.comVenmo: @Chris-DicksonThanks as always to my sponsors! &n...

    • 1 hr
    Season 3, Episode 12 || Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 || My Avalanche Close Call Story

    Season 3, Episode 12 || Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 || My Avalanche Close Call Story

    Hey folks, I’m back after taking last week off! In this episode I catch up on the State of the Snowpack and the latest backcountry conditions, before sharing my own personal avalanche story. 7 years ago this May, I triggered an avalanche that could have ended it all… and I’ve been wanting to share this story for some time. There’s a lot to learn from it, because I made pretty much every “human factor” mistake you can make… So, learn from my mistakes and hopefully avoid making them in the futu...

    • 54 min
    Season 3, Episode 11 || Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 || The Future is Bright

    Season 3, Episode 11 || Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 || The Future is Bright

    Spring’s around the corner, there a storm in the forecast, and the kids are alright… the future is bright! In this week’s episode I discuss the state of the snowpack, stepping out, recent avalanches, El Niño, the pole penetrometer, and much much more. I also share some events from the Community Calendar and we hear from the Outdoor Ed class at Telluride High about what they think of the backcountry. Give it a listen! THINK SNOW!Instagram: @sanjuansnowcastEmail: sanjuansnowcast@gmai...

    • 27 min
    Season 3, Episode 10 || Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 || Weekly Avalanche Update + “Snow to Flow” with Adrian Bergere

    Season 3, Episode 10 || Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 || Weekly Avalanche Update + “Snow to Flow” with Adrian Bergere

    Episode 10! We’re trucking through winter and the high pressure is back. In this week’s episode, I provide an update on the State of the Snowpack, dig into our weekly Avalanche Report, and then share a conversation that I had with the Executive Director of the San Miguel Watershed Coalition, Adrian Bergere. We talk about the impacts of our snowpack on spring runoff, the limitations of Snotel stations, dust on snow events, and so much more. Give it a listen! THINK SNOW!Instagram: @s...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Caleb Merrill ,

So good!!

The San Juan Snowcast presents a great balance of information in concise episodes. I first overlooked this podcast as I don’t spend much time in Colorado, but it is so relevant and informative no matter where you ski and ride. Chris does an excellent job at presenting current conditions, lessons learned, and thought provoking topics in a fun and engaging way that will help keep your head in the game. One of the best out there! Keep up the great work!

Sam Koerber ,

Work of love

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and love of the mountains. Being from North Carolina I may not get to spend that much time in the San Juans but they still occupy a lot of space in my mind and I look forward to the next adventure. Chris presents a well composed and well spoken podcast that is enjoyable, entertaining, and educational. Highly recommended for snow lovers everywhere.

MKbackcountry ,

Great info

The podcast is a great resource for backcountry users in the San Juan’s in addition to the CAIC forecasts to get a sense of what the snowpack is doing throughout the season!

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