Cody Hughes grew up in Nashville, TN and moved west to attend the University of Utah. During college, Cody fell in love with the study of snow and avalanches. While pursuing his bachelor's degree, Cody obtained a two-year internship with the Utah Avalanche Center. He also began guiding backcountry skiing and snowboarding for Utah Mountain Adventures.
Cody’s passion for splitboarding and riding big mountains has taken him to some of the greatest ranges of the world. He has climbed and skied in Alaska, New Zealand, Norway, and of course in the local ranges of the intermountain west. Cody’s latest adventure involved riding his bicycle from his home in Salt Lake City, UT up to Alaska, where her then climbed and snowboarded Denali. This trip was fully human powered, making it the longest human powered approach to Denali ever recorded.
Cody currently resides is Salt Lake City, UT where he spends his winters working for the snow safety team at Park City Powder Cats. He also guides splitboarding in the Wasatch and Uinta ranges, and teaches recreation level 1 and 2 avalanche courses for Utah Mountain Adventures. The thing Cody says he loves most about his work is being able to share the backcountry experience with people of all ability levels, and to see the fire and stoke in his client’s eyes when they get ride fresh lines in the backcountry with no one around.
Check out the links below to the latest article about his adventure, and keep an eye out for a movie dropping this winter about the adventure to Denali titled “Must Be Present To Win”.
Cody’s Utah based guiding service - Contact him for avalanche education courses and guided splitboarding trips!