Cody Hughes was born and raised in Nashville, TN, and moved west to attend the University of Utah in 2010 where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. While attending college Cody fell in love with the Wasatch mountains and backcountry skiing. He spent two years working as an intern for the Utah Avalanche Center and has now been guiding backcountry skiing and splitboarding for eight seasons. He says his favorite thing about guiding is being able to show his clients a safe and rewarding experience away from the crowds of the resorts.

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.