Lessons
Lessons

Timberline Ski & Ride School - WINTER 2020/2021

Ski and Snowboarding Lessons

In order to keep our staff and guests safe during the 2020/2021 winter season, we will be offering Private Lessons only. It was an extremely difficult decision to postpone Kids Club and our other group lessons. We know how much our guests love these programs! However, we feel this is the best course of action given the current circumstances. That being said, we are confident that we can still provide a safe, exceptional learning experience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to sliding on the snow with you once again!

Lesson Types
TIMBERLINE SKI & RIDE SCHOOL
Private Lessons

Our professional instructors can elevate your skills and offer expertise on a wide variety of topics, from equipment choice to the best runs on a powder day. Timberline’s Private Lessons offer the ultimate ski and snowboarding lesson experience for all ages and levels. Design your own Private Lesson to meet your individual goals and preferred learning style. Gather your small group for a Private Family Lesson. Please inquire about multilingual lessons.

Private Lesson Details

PRIVATE SESSIONS
WINTER 2020/2021

Design your own coaching session to meet your individual goals and preferred learning style. Our dedicated staff can elevate your skills and offer expertise on a wide variety of topics, including equipment choice and best runs on a powder day! Front-of-the-line complimentary lift privileges are included with Private Sessions. Add family or friends to your lesson for only $80 per additional person.*

LENGTH OF LESSON FIRST PERSON EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON
1 HOUR $120 $80
2 HOURS $200 $80
3 HOURS $280 $80
4 HOURS $360 $80
5 HOURS $440 $80
6 HOURS $520 $80


Private Family Lessons
Have fun with the whole family while mastering new skills. Private Family Lessons are for skiers and riders ages 3+. Perfect for families of 4 - 6 people.

  • Half Day (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm) – $520 (lesson only)
  • Full Day (9am-4pm with an hour lunch break) – $780 (lesson only)

ADD ONS

Lift Ticket Upgrade
Full mountain complimentary lift access is included with any private lesson for the duration of the class. You may upgrade to a full day lift ticket for a discounted rate.

  • Adult age 18-64 – $40
  • Teen age 15-17 – $35
  • Child/Junior age 7-14 – $25
  • Children 6 and under ski free!

Add Rentals
Receive a discounted rate on rentals with the purchase of a private lesson.

  • Adult age 16+ – $25 (skis or snowboard)
  • Junior ages 5 to 15 – $20 (skis or snowboard)
  • Child 4 and under – $12 (skis or snowboard)

Night Lessons

  • Night private lessons may be available when area is open for night skiing/riding.
  • 72-hour advance reservations are required.

PRIVATE SESSIONS ARE OFFERED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FOR ALL AGES

  • Please call (503) 272-3341 for questions or to book a lesson.
  • Reservations are required a minimum of 72 hours in advance.
  • *Multi-person Private Lessons including our Private Family Lessons, will cater to the youngest/least experienced member of your group.
  • *There will be NO multi-discipline (ski and snowboard combination) lesson offered. All lessons must be single discipline (ski OR snowboard).
  • To give you time to get rentals, you must arrive at least 1.5 hours ahead of your lesson time on weekends, one hour ahead of lesson on weekdays. On weekends, it is important that you allow plenty of time to travel and be aware that the Timberline parking lot can fill up as early as 8:45am. LEARN MORE
  • This program is designed for all ages and skill levels.

LESSON WAIVER FORM and COVID QUESTIONNAIRE - These must be completed prior to your lesson.

CANCELLATION POLICY:Reservations will be charged in full on the day the reservation is made. There is a $50 non-refundable cancellation fee per reservation product within 72 hours of your reservation time. Reservations made within the 48-hour time period may not be altered and are non-transferable. Cancellations or no shows the day of the reservation will forfeit 100% of the reservation product cost.

We do not accept cancellations due to weather, as this is winter sport. We do ask you to come prepared for winter weather and driving conditions. You may call our reservation line at 503-272-3341 between 8am and 3pm daily.

TIMBERLINE LESSONS FAQ
LESSONS FAQ

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Ever. Really, we enjoy telling you more about Timberline and our programs here. Here are some answers to a few questions about lessons that might be rattling around in your head. We’ve thrown in some other Timberline skiing tips too.

FAQ

LESSON FAQ

Before you arrive at your lesson, please make sure to fill out the WAIVER FORM and COVID QUESTIONNAIRE.

When do I need to arrive?

To give you time to get rentals, you must arrive at least 1.5 hours ahead of your lesson time on weekends, one hour ahead of lesson on weekdays. On weekends, it is important that you allow plenty of time to travel and be aware that the Timberline parking lot can fill up as early as 8:45am. LEARN MORE

Where do we meet?

Not sure yet!

Is there a lunch break?

Only Full Day Private Family Lessons include a one hour lunch break.

What type of lift ticket is included?

  • Private Lesson packages include all-mountain lift privileges while with your instructor.
  • You may upgrade to a full day lift ticket for a discounted rate.

What is the typical class size?

Private and Family Lessons can accommodate up to 6 people per instructor.

What equipment is included in the rental package?

The alpine skiing rental package includes skis, poles and boots. The snowboard rental package includes snowboard w/bindings and snowboard boots. Helmets may be added for $10.

What else should I bring?

  • Cloth face coverings are required due to Covid restrictions.
  • Goggles
  • Wicking long underwear, tops and bottoms
  • Waterproof ski gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof and windproof ski jacket
  • Midweight top or fleece shirt (for layering options)
  • Neck gaiter
  • Waterproof/breathable ski pants
  • Lip balm and sunscreen
  • Helmet or a warm hat that covers your ears
  • Wicking ski socks (thin wool socks are best, thick wool socks often cut off circulation in boots)

Do I need a helmet?

Timberline Lodge encourages the use of helmets. Please use your best judgment. Helmets can be rented or purchased at Timberline.

How do I determine my level?

Please refer to our Ski or Snowboard Skill level chart. If you are hesitant, hedge on the conservative side, especially if time has passed since the last time you skied or snowboarded. This will give you the opportunity to regain confidence and refresh your skills.

What if I want more personal attention?

A Private Lesson is a fantastic option if you learn best in a one-on-one environment. Private Lessons allow you to progress at your own pace.

Can I request a specific instructor?

Yes, we can guarantee a specific instructor based on availability with a Private Lesson.

Will I get the same instructor if I take multiple private lessons?

No, but you may request the same instructor, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What if I am late for my lesson?

We will try to integrate you into the appropriate class, but you may have to reschedule for another time or day.

Do I need a reservation?

Reservations are required at least 72 hours in advance in order to guarantee the availability of an instructor. Call (503) 272-3341 for Private Sessions or to check availability for other lesson types.

What is the cancellation policy?

Reservations are charged in full on the day the reservation is made. Cancellations and/or alterations require 48 hours prior notice to your lesson time. You may call our reservation line at (503) 272-3341 between 8am and 3pm daily. There is a $50.00 non-refundable cancellation fee. We do not accept cancellations due to weather as this is winter sport. We do ask you to be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions. Reservation made within the 48-hour time period may not be altered or canceled. Cancellations or no shows the day of the reservations will forfeit 100% of the reservation product cost.

SKILL LEVELS
SKILL LEVELS

Please refer to our Ski or Snowboard Skill level chart. If you are hesitant, hedge on the conservative side, especially if time has passed since the last time you skied or snowboarded. This will give you the opportunity to regain confidence and refresh your skills.

SKILL LEVEL CHART

BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR
TIMBERLINE SKI & RIDE SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS
INTERESTED IN WORKING FOR TIMBERLINE SKI AND RIDE SCHOOL?

Timberline Ski and Ride School will be hiring experienced ski and snowboard instructors for the 2020/2021 winter season. If you are PSIA/AASI certified or have previously taught for another ski area and are interested in joining the Timberline team, please fill out an application or contact us at (503) 272-3341 with questions.

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