Billy Haas graduated from Hamilton College in NY and promptly moved to Utah to pursue a career as a professional ski and mountain guide. He currently works as a backcountry ski and climbing guide in the Wasatch and Teton Ranges. Having guided ascents from Denali in Alaska to Aconcagua in South America, Billy loves to share his excitement for the mountains with his clients and students.

Billy is an IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide. A skier first and foremost, Billy is passionate about avalanche education and sharing his experiences and knowledge with others. When not teaching or guiding, Billy can be found chasing the next great ski line somewhere around the world.

Our instructors are the core of your experience with the American Avalanche Institute.  They bring the science and knowledge of avalanche safety to life in real-world settings.  If you’re interested in learning more fromone of our amazing instructors check out our full course offerings today.