Lessons
Lessons

Lessons

Take it to the next level

Skiing and snowboarding, and improving technique, is a lifelong journey at Timberline. We have ski and snowboard lessons for first time skiers and riders, and programs for experts looking to refine specific skills. No matter what, we’ll make sure you have fun getting to your next level.
All group and private lesson reservations are required a minimum of 72 hours in advance. BOOK NOW

Lesson Types
Discover Lessons
Discover Program

Discover Program ends April 8th.
We’ve built our Discover Program to introduce you to our favorite winter sport. This great value will bring you up to speed on the basic concepts of skiing or snowboarding, and ensure that you’re starting off on the right foot. This program is designed for skill levels 1 and 2

• One Day Ski or Snowboard: $75
• Two day Ski or Snowboard: $125

Discover Program Details

Discover program ends April 8th.

THE TWO DAY LINKING TURNS GUARANTEE - JUST $125

If you aren’t able to link turns on beginning terrain at the end of the session, you can come back at no charge until you can, no matter how long it takes during the 2017 / 2018 season! Includes two 2-hour lessons, rental gear, and Bruno’s beginner lift ticket.

SINGLE LESSONS – JUST $75 PER DAY

Don’t have two days? We offer single lessons as well, without the guarantee or extra discounts. Includes one 2-hour lesson, rental gear, and Bruno’s beginner lift ticket.

DISCOVER PROGRAM GROUP LESSONS ARE OFFERED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AT 10AM OR 1PM FOR AGES 13 AND UP

  • Reservations are required a minimum of 72 hours in advance. BOOK ONLINE or call (503) 272-3341.
  • Must arrive at least one hour ahead of your lesson time (to give you time to get rentals, etc.).
  • This program is designed for skill levels 1 & 2
  • Program ends 4/8/2018.

LESSON WAIVER FORM - This must be completed prior to your lesson.

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 (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.

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Group Lessons
Next Step Group Sessions

Next Step Program ends April 8th.
Come out and enjoy the mountain, find new stashes of great snow, and join in the camaraderie of other sliding enthusiasts. Includes 2-hour group lesson, full-day equipment rental, and all-mountain lift ticket.

• Lesson + Lift + Rental: $120
• Lesson + Lift: $95
• Lesson Only: $60

Group Lesson Details

NEXT STEP GROUP SESSIONS

Next Step program ends April 8th.

Includes 2 hour group lesson, full day equipment rental, and all mountain lift ticket.

Lesson + Lift Ticket+ Rental – $120
Lesson + Lift Ticket OR Rental – $95
Lesson Only – $60

NEXT STEP GROUP LESSONS ARE OFFERED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AT 10AM OR 1PM FOR AGES 13 AND UP

  • Reservations are required a minimum of 72 hours in advance. BOOK ONLINE or call (503) 272-3341.
  • Must arrive at least one hour ahead of your lesson time (to give you time to get rentals, etc.).
  • This program is designed for skill levels 3 thru 6
  • Groups are divided by skill level and goals
  • Program ends 4/8/2018.

LESSON WAIVER FORM - This must be completed prior to your lesson.

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 (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.

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Private lessons
Private Lessons

After April 8th, Private Lessons are offered by appointment only. 72 Hours advanced notice.
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. Design your own private lessons to meet your individual goals and preferred learning style.

• 1-Hour Lesson for one student: $120,
• Each Additional student $80
• Click Details to see more options

Private Lesson Details

PRIVATE SESSIONS

After April 8th, Private Lessons are offered by appointment only. 72 Hours advanced notice.

Front-of-the-line complimentary lift privileges are included with Private Sessions, also via the exclusive Express Lane at the Ski & Ride School and Rental Shop.

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 SESSIONS ARE OFFERED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS

  • Reservations are required a minimum of 72 hours in advance. Call (503) 272-3341.
  • Must arrive at least one hour ahead of your lesson time (to give you time to get rentals, etc.).

LESSON WAIVER FORM - This must be completed prior to your lesson.

Early/Late Special
One hour private lessons from 9:00 – 10:00am and 3:00 – 4:00pm only. $100 first person, $60 each additional person. Reservations are required. Early/Late Special Program ends 4/8/2018.

Lift Ticket Upgrade
Get a full day lift ticket for use the same day as your lesson.

  • Adult – $35
  • Teen – $30
  • Child/Junior – $25

Performance Rentals with Private Lessons

  • Adult – $25 (skis or snowboard)
  • Teen – $20 (skis or snowboard)
  • Child/Junior – $15 (skis or snowboard)
  • 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.

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 (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.

Kids Class
Timberline Kids Club

Kids Club Program ends April 8th.
Let our dedicated staff provide your youngest skiers and riders with lessons specially designed for their age group while providing supervision from check-in to check-out, full-day or half-day. Timberline Kids Club ski school offers safe and fun learning experiences for all abilities. Kids love the magic carpet in our private learning area. Children with more advanced skills can venture out on the mountain with their instructor to expand their skills and explore more areas, including the terrain park.

Kids Club Details

TIMBERLINE KIDS CLUB

Kids Club program ends April 8th.

MINI MASTERS ages 4 to 6

  • Levels 1 & 2 offers smaller group sizes, no more than 4 children per instructor.
  • Levels 3 to 6 will be skiing/riding with the Mountain Masters. This gives your child more personal guidance from their instructor.
  • Classes will start indoors working of the skills needed for success on snow, then will move to the outdoor beginner area.
  • Mini Masters midweek lessons are subject to availability.
MINI MASTERS PASSPORT* FULL DAY** HALF DAY***
Lesson + Rental $395 $165 $125
Lesson Only $350 $150 $110


MOUNTAIN MASTERS ages 7-12

  • Levels 1 to 6 are grouped by ability with groups no larger than 6.
  • Children with more advanced skills can venture out on the mountain with their instructor to expand their skills and explore the mountain including our terrain parks.
  • Mountain Masters midweek lessons are subject to availability.
MOUNTAIN MASTERS PASSPORT* FULL DAY** HALF DAY***
Lesson + Rental $365 $155 $115
Lesson Only $320 $140 $100


KIDS CLUB DETAILS

  • Reservations are required a minimum of 72 hours in advance. BOOK ONLINE or call (503) 272-3341.
  • For skiers and snowboarders age 4-12, 7 days a week.
  • Check-in time is 8:45am
  • Check-out time for half day program is 12:00pm
  • Check-out time for full day program is 3:00pm
  • *PASSPORT OPTION offered weekends & holidays only: pre-purchase three group lessons (need not be consecutive days) - includes lessons, all mountain lift tickets, and rentals.
  • rental. All Kids Club Passports are three Full-Day, AM and PM lessons.
  • **FULL DAY lessons include lunch.
  • ***HALF DAY does not include lunch. Add lunch for additional $10.
  • PARENTS: Get out on the mountain too! Receive a 20% discount off any group lesson for yourself during the time your child is in our Kids Club.
  • Programs end 4/8/18.

LESSON WAIVER FORM - This must be completed prior to your lesson.

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 (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.

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Instructor
Become An Instructor

Do you love skiing & snowboarding? Do you love helping people? You might just love helping people ski and snowboard! Come join us and learn how to share your love and knowledge of mountain sports. If you are already in the know about teaching snowsports, we are always in need of experienced, certified ski and snowboard instructors. Additionally, we are actively recruiting freestyle ski and snowboard coaches for our growing Timberline Freestyle Program. Compensation is based on certifications and experience.

Instructor Hiring Information

2017/2018 Winter Season Instructor Hiring Information

If you are interested in teaching for us this winter, please complete the downloadable PDF here:
Timberline Employment Application
2017/2018 ITC Form


Mail to:

Michael Jennings
Timberline Ski & Ride School
27500 E Timberline Road, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028
E-mail address: mjennings@www.timberlinelodge.com.

We start the hiring process by setting up a personal interview with each applicant. Interviews will be conducted on weekends in early to mid October. The interviews will take place with the Ski & Ride School Management Staff in the Timberline Ski Area Day Lodge. Successful applicants will be invited to attend our Instructor Training Course (ITC), November 11 & 12. The ITC is the final step in the hiring process and we will fill our winter positions at its conclusion.

If you are offered a position with the Timberline Ski & Ride School you will be required to attend New Hire Orientation and New Hire Training, November 18 & 19, December 2 & 3. Your attendance at all training days are mandatory. Training will begin at 8am and continue until 5pm.

We recommend bringing your own lunch and snacks. The ITC/hiring events are designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of teaching snowsports and will give you a greater understanding of the business and professional side of the craft. In addition to instructor-specific information, you will also have the opportunity to develop your own riding or skiing skills. We look forward to your participation.

We will provide:

  • Lift tickets
  • Coaching
  • Indoor presentations

**We recommend you bring your own lunch and snacks.


If you are interested in a position with the Ski & Ride School please consider the following:

  • We have both part-time and full-time positions available. Visit the Timberline Jobs page for all current listings.
  • We require a minimum commitment of 18 days spread out among our busiest days of the season. The 18 day commitment includes either Saturdays or Sundays December – April and a variety of holidays. You must be available for some days over the December holidays between December 25th and January 1st.
  • A 25 day commitment qualifies a winter instructor to purchase a summer pass for just $25.
  • New snowboard and ski instructors must also be available for extensive training in November and December.
  • If offered a position we will expect you to teach both adult and children group lessons.

Thank you again for your interest in Timberline and our school. We look forward to meeting you in November. Think snow!

Best regards,
Michael Jennings
Technical Director Timberline Ski & Ride School

Download the Emplyment Application form here:
Timberline Employment Application and ITC Form 2017-18.


IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Interviews: early to mid October
  • Instructor Training Course (ITC): November 11 & 12
  • New Hire Orientation: November 18
  • New Hire Training Dates November 18 & 19, December 2 & 3
Questions
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.

Where do we meet?

The Discover Program, Next Step Group Sessions, and Private lessons (beginner and intermediate) form at the Ski & Ride School assignment area just above Bruno’s Beginner Chairlift. Look for the Timberline Ski & Ride School signs. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before scheduled class time.

Is there a lunch break?

With full day lessons (Kids Club only), yes. Classes break for one hour beginning at noon.

What type of lift ticket is included?

  • Discover Program package lift tickets are valid on Bruno’s Beginner Chairlift only.
  • Next Step Group package lift tickets are valid on all chairlifts.
  • Private lesson packages include all-mountain lift privileges while with your instructor.
  • Kids Club package lift tickets are valid on all lifts.

What is the typical class size?

Class sizes are small for more personalized instruction, averaging 8 or less for adult lessons, and 6 or less for kids club lessons.

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 are included in the price of all Kids Club Lessons.

What else should I bring?

  • Wicking long underwear, tops and bottoms
  • Waterproof ski gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof and windproof ski jacket
  • Midweight top or fleece shirt (for layering options)
  • Goggles
  • 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, but we can only guarantee you a specific instructor if you book 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 for all lesson types are required at least 72 hours in advance in order to guarantee the availability of an instructor. Discover, Next Step, and Kids Club lessons can be BOOKED ONLINE. 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
Level 1
Has never skied/ snowboarded or has never had a lesson.

beginner-circle
The easiest trails to ski which are generally wide, groomed, and with a gentle slope. Green Circle trails are popular with beginners.

• Discover Program
• Private Lessons
• Kids Club

Level 2
Has had a lesson & can turn and stop in both directions. CAN NOT YET LINK TURNS.

beginner-circle
The easiest trails to ski which are generally wide, groomed, and with a gentle slope. Green Circle trails are popular with beginners.

• Discover Program
• Private Lessons
• Kids Club

Level 3
Is able to link turns on the easiest green runs.

beginner-circle
The easiest trails to ski which are generally wide, groomed, and with a gentle slope. Green Circle trails are popular with beginners.

• Next Step Group Sessions
• Private Lessons
• Kids Club

Level 4
Is able to link turns on all green & most blue runs.

intermediate-square
Considered “intermediate” trails that are steeper than beginner trails yet easy enough for intermediate skiers to ski on. Blue Square trails aren’t extremely steep and are typically (but not always) groomed.

• Next Step Group Sessions
• Private Lessons
• Kids Club

Level 5
Is able to negotiate all green & blue terrain & ready to attempt black runs.

advanced-diamond
Difficult trails that are for the advanced skier and rider. Trails can be steep, narrow, and/or ungroomed.

• Next Step Group Sessions
• Private Lessons
• Kids Club

Level 6
Is comfortable riding the whole mountain & is working on refining skills.

expert-freestyle
The most difficult trails on the mountain. Reserved for skilled experts only.

• Next Step Group Sessions
• Private Lessons
• Kids Club

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