A group for Nor Cal backcountry snowboarders to organize trips, discuss conditions, gear, and techniques. Experienced riders are encouraged to share knowledge with people getting into the backcountry, and "newbies" are encouraged to ask questions. Get out of the resorts and earn your turns!

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Recent Meetups

  • April 6 · 7:00 AM

    North Lake Tahoe Backcountry

    4 backcountry riders | 5.00 5.001

    I'm going to be in the North Lake Tahoe area this weekend and am thinking about going backcountry on Sunday, April 6th. Location and time are TBD and can be figured out later.
  • March 23 · 7:00 AM

    Ski in the Tahoe area

    4 backcountry riders

    I'll be doing a day trip next Sunday. Looking to ski Castle Peak or any other place in the north side that has good or decent snow! I'll be coming from the Bay Area so... Learn more
  • March 21 · 7:00 PM

    space available in house near Lassen this weekend

    2 backcountry riders

    Hey everybody, I'm guiding a backcountry ski/snowboard weekend in Lassen this weekend for the Outdoor Adventure Club. The house we have rented isn't going to be full,... Learn more
  • March 16 · 7:00 AM

    Farm some corn in the Tahoe area

    2 backcountry riders

    I'm up for poking around in the Tahoe area this Sunday AM to see if we can find some worthwhile snow.  Looking pretty warm.  We'd want to get out early.  I'd like to be... Learn more
  • March 6 · 6:30 PM

    "Gear for the Backcountry" talk at Sports Basement

    2 backcountry riders

    I'm giving a talk for another Meetup group tomorrow night at Sports Basement on Bryant St in San Francisco, and thought I'd invite everyone from our Meetup as well. It... Learn more
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What's new

  • New Member
    Alexandre Alexandre­ joined
    August 29
    "been skiing for-ever; new to backcountry (only been a handful of times)"
  • New Member
    Tommy C. Tommy C. joined
    August 24
    Tommy C.
    "I'm a pretty good resort skier, but just got into backcountry last season while I was living in Colorado. Would love to explore the opportunities in CA."
  • New Member
    Zeng W. Zeng W. joined
    August 18
    Zeng W.
    "Love snowboarding!"
  • New Member
    Graham Graham­ joined
    August 11
    "In Oakland. Backcountry skiing for a few years. Got my Avy 1. Having trouble dragging my friends out from the resort."
  • New Member
    jeff jeff­ joined
    August 11
    "Been riding consistently for about 12 years. Originally from the midwest so the extent of my backcountry riding is limited to hiking out from resorts in Colorado and Utah. Recently moved to SF so am hoping to get some experience riding California bc."
  • New Member
    Jeremiah B. Jeremiah B. joined
    July 23
    Jeremiah B.
    "I like skiing and I occasioonally like hiking on skis"
  • New Member
    Sam S. Sam S. joined
    June 15
    Sam S.
    "Interested in sports"
  • New Member
    Chris H. Chris H. joined
    June 9
    Chris H.
    "Missed the winter this year but looking forward to the next"
  • New Member
    Denis B. Denis B. joined
    May 22
    Denis B.
    "Lifelong skier, tele, AT, alpine. Snowboarded for a few yrs. but didn't put in enough time. Tele was too much fun. Gave the board to my grandson."
  • New Member
    Chris Chris­ joined
    May 12
    "Grew up skiing but switched to surfing and mountain biking when I moved to the coast. Would love to have others to go in the backcountry with."
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