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
Avalanche Science Faculty--Colorado Mountain College
Avalanche Forecaster (2009-2013 Crested Butte, CO)
B.A. Geosciences, Williams College
M.Ed. Adult Education & Training, Colorado State University


My professional background has been a blend of outdoor education, climbing and ski guiding, and avalanche forecasting. I work predominately for Colorado Mountain College, Buena Vista Mountain Adventures and Timberline Mountain Guides/Oregon Ski Guides, but I am affiliated with several other guide services and educational institutions. Additionally, I teach Instructor Training and Course Leader Training courses for AIARE.