John Lemnotis


I am the owner and guide at Transcendent Tours. I began my life in the outdoors on the east coast learning to ski and snowboard on our small hometown hill and eventually ditching class whenever possible to escape to the grey bird slopes of Vermont's resorts. I managed to finish college with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and moved to Utah for the beautiful mountains and unrivaled snow quality. I quickly realized that a life in a white coat wasn't for me so in 2015 I began pursuing a full AMGA certification. Thus far I am an Apprentice Alpine, Assistant Rock Guide, and Certified Splitboard Guide. I've spent time splitboarding in Chile, Argentina, Alaska, France, Switzerland, and across the Continental US. I've also climbed throughout France, Peru, and the Continental US. I will continue to seek new personal experiences, certifications, and grow my bag of tricks to provide each and every guest with a positive and memorable experience. I look forward to meeting and climbing or skiing/riding with you! 


American Mountain Guides Association

The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) is a 501(c)(3) educational non‐profit that is dedicated to supporting the American mountain guiding and climbing instructor community. Follow the link to learn more about the AMGA and the certification process that John is working through.