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Your dream job awaits…become a Timberline snowboard or ski 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.
2014-15 Winter Season Instructor Hiring Event

If you are interested in teaching for us next winter, please complete the downloadable Timberline Employment Application. Mail the employment application to:

Michael Jennings, Timberline Ski & Ride School, 27500 E Timberline Road, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028. E-mail address:

We start the hiring process by setting up a personal interview with each applicant. Interviews will be conducted on weekends in 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). The ITC is the final step in the hiring process and we will fill our winter positions at its conclusion.

We will be holding our ITC and Hiring Clinic in November. If we offer you a position, it is mandatory that you be able to attend all of the training and orientation sessions in the weeks following the ITC.

The ITC/hiring event is 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.

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.
• 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 in January, February & early March 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

Click Here to download Timberline Employment Application


Interview dates TBD.

ITC Event date TBD.