Sam Galoob loves investigating the snow, surfing powder (and sastrugi), and most of all – teaching eager students. He has “nerded out” in the snow as an intern with the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center, been an observer for the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center and taught for the Alaska Avalanche School in Alaska; he has cat ski guided in Steamboat Springs, CO, and currently teaches with American Avalanche Institute, Utah Mountain Adventures, and the Utah Avalanche Center in the Wasatch.

When Sam he isn’t powder hunting, he and his wife Jessie spend their time in the desert Southwest and Alaska guiding backpacking and hiking, slithering through slot canyons, sidewinding singletrack, and searching for the perfect chimichanga.

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 from one of our amazing instructors, check out our full course catalog today. 

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