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Summer is a great time at Timberline Lodge. We offer the only year-round skiing and snowboarding in our hemisphere and we DO IT RIGHT on the Palmer Snowfield. The historic lodge hosts and feeds thousands of tourists on summer vacation. Summer employment at Timberline Lodge fills up fast, so give us a call in April and let’s see if YOU can be part of TEAM TIMBERLINE!

During the summer months, Timberline is host to Olympic teams from around the globe as well as the best-of-the-best in the skiing and snowboarding world. Come be part of it! Our summer season runs from June 1st through Labor Day in September. See all Timberline jobs that are currently available, as well as our Employee Benefits.

Following is some useful information about our hiring process, please read through it carefully. Also enclosed is information about summertime in Government Camp, the closest village to Timberline, and the location of closest housing.

If you have any questions about employment, please feel free to contact our Human Resources Office:

Summer employment at Timberline Lodge begins around June 1st (some positions will need to begin sooner to allow for adequate training). Positions will last until Labor Day. At that time, seasonal employment will end due to lack of work. If you are interested in working for Timberline year-round, you must notify your supervisor and re-apply for winter work. Applications for winter employment will begin in October and the winter season lasts from November 15th through Spring Break (end of March).
The Application Process
ONLY completed applications are processed. If you have submitted a resume or other materials but have not submitted our completed application, please complete that at this time and return to us via fax at 503-272-3710. Click here to download and print application.

On the third page of the application is a section for you to mark the positions you are interested in working. NOTE: Applications completed with ANY or WHATEVER in the “positions applying for” section will not be processed.

Please list as many positions as your qualifications allow, in order of preference. Make sure all questions and sections are complete and the application is signed. NOTE: Evening positions or part-time positions are difficult to come by during the summer months. If you are not available or not willing to work days and weekends, please understand that your application may not be processed until all necessary positions have been filled. We realize that folks come here to ride for the summer. It is important to understand that we EXPECT our staff to put work as their first priority.

Your interviews will be based on your experience and not on your schedule preference.

Applications must be turned in to the Human Resources Office and not directly to the Supervisor or Managers.

Once received, your application will be reviewed for completeness, your qualifications and experience will be reviewed, and copies will be sent to the hiring manager in the department we believe is the best fit for your skills.

Hiring managers will contact you directly to schedule interview times.

NOTE: Offering over-the-phone interviews is completely at the discretion of the hiring manger. If you wish to be considered for an over-the-phone interview, you must provide at least (2) written letters of recommendation. There is no guarantee of over-the-phone interviews. The hiring manager will perform the interview, check references and make job offers. You must be able to furnish the required I9 documents prior to employment.

Season Passes
The Summer Season Pass is a huge draw for folks working at Timberline during the summer. Summer season employees can receive one day-ticket per day for every scheduled shift worked. These tickets are non-transferable and must be used by the employee who earns them only. All summer season employees can be eligible to purchase a discounted summer season pass once their full time or part time status has been established. We ask employees to remember the summer pass and day-ticket are a privilege not a right, any abuse will result in loss of the privilege. Staff must maintain a spotless attendance record in order to be eligible for pass or day-ticket privileges. Supervisors have the right to “pull” privilege at any time. Check out all of Timberline’s Employee Benefits.

Government Camp
Government Camp is located at the bottom of the access road to Timberline Lodge. Originally a government outpost during the construction of the Barlow Trail Road across Mt. Hood, “Govy” is a village not a town. Within the village of Government Camp you will find everything a small community needs; groceries, gas, restaurants, local watering holes, equipment rentals and sales, ski and snowboard clothing sales, liquor store, post office, museums, and etc. Washer and dryer facilities are available in Govy. During the summer months, Govy is the snowboard capital of the world and draws young adults from around the globe to ski and ride beautiful Mt. Hood. Windell’s and High Cascade Snowboard camps are just two of the world-renowned training camps that call Govy home.

The “Big” City
Portland is located just 60 minutes from Government Camp. As you leave Govy and head toward Portland on Highway 26 West, you will encounter many smaller communities and towns along the way. Only 10 miles from Govy is Rhododendron, another couple of miles is Zig Zag and Welches, about 10 miles out of Welches you hit Sandy, then Gresham…then Portland. The further west you go, the larger the towns become. Pretty much everything you would ever need, you can find in Sandy. For the real night-life of the city, downtown Portland has it all.

Transportation To and From Work
The majority of our staff in the summer do not own vehicles and it doesn’t seem to be a problem. Most folks who live in the Govy area simply walk the 1/2 block from Government Camp to the bottom of the access road to Timberline and “thumb it”. Year round staff and staff who commute from further down the mountain will stop and pick up staff without hesitation. There is no cost for this short trip, but the occasional buck or two toward the gas tank is greatly appreciated.

Another option is the Mt Hood Express bus, which now offers service from Sandy through the villages of Mt Hood and up to Timberline Lodge. Mt Hood Express Bus Schedule

Pay Information
Paydays are twice a month on the 7th and the 22nd. View all the other R.L.K. and Co. Employee Benefits.

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