Instructor Qualifications

John Mackinnon

Colorado Mountain College, Oregon Ski Guides

Leadville, CO

(970) 236-6130 (Hm)

AIARE Qualifications:

Level 1 Course Leader
Level 2 Course Leader

Other Qualifications:

AMGA Certified Ski Guide
AMGA Certified Rock Guide
AIARE Instructor Trainer
Professional Member of AAA
Adjunct Faculty Colorado Mountain College
Adjunct Faculty Red Rocks Community College
Avalanche Forecaster (2009-2013 Crested Butte, CO)
B.A. Geosciences, Williams College


My professional background has been a blend of outdoor education, climbing and ski guiding, and avalanche forecasting. I work predominately for Colorado Mountain College and Timberline Mountain Guides/Oregon Ski Guides, but I am affiliated with several other guide services and educational institutions. I am also currently working on a Masters in Education specializing in adult education and training through Colorado State University.