At R.L.K. and Company, we take pride in our number one asset, our staff. Our goal is to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package designed to provide a wide variety of employee benefits to fit every need. Please take a moment and review our perks. We think you’ll agree, we offer the most competitive ski industry employee benefits package around.
Due to current COVID restrictions and Public Health ordinances, not all benefit offerings are available at this time. We plan to restore partnerships with other local businesses as soon as it is safe to do so.
Auto Deposit – Directly deposit your paycheck into your bank or credit union, a free service offered by R.L.K. and Company.
Wells Fargo – prepaid credit card.
Fidelity 401K – Available after 1 year of continuous employment or 1000 hours. Must be 21+.
Banking Discounts and Benefits – Wells Fargo, US Bank, Oregonian Credit Union, Unitus Credit Unionand Rivermark Credit Union
Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield –Medical coverage available to full-time, year-round employees within 90 days - must have worked an average of 30 hr per week.
MODA Dental –Dental coverage available to full-time. year-round employees within 90 days - must have worked an average of 30 hr per week.
Lincoln Financial Group – Short term, long term, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and travel assistance services after 3 years of employment.
Reliant Behavioral Health – Employer paid Employee Assistance Program, first three visits free. Employer paid Employee Assistance Program for access to a variety of resources.
Flex Spending Account – ‘Before tax’ money for out of pocket medical, dental, prescription & vision expenses. Available after 6 months continuous employment at open enrollment on Jan. 1. Can also cover child care expenses.
Employee Season Pass –Winter: free for employees, spouses and dependents (under 18 yr). Summer: Day Ticket Program-1 lift ticket earned per scheduled work day; FT staff (30+hrs/wk) pass $150; PT staff-50% off retail price of pass.
Employee Meal Card – Purchase the card for any value (over $10.00) - RLK and Company will load the card for twice the amount (this means you receive a 50% discount). Redeemable at the Wy’east Café only.
Paid Time Off –1st year - (after 90 days) - up to 40 hours. After 1 yr of service & 1560 hours worked:
1st – 3rd years: 10 days 4th – 7th years: 15 days 8th year and beyond: 20 days
Education Reimbursement –After 6 months employment and 780 hours worked, tuition reimbursement is available for many local community colleges.
Jury Duty Pay –After 1 yr of service, 10 days of full pay during active Jury Duty.
Bereavement Leave –May be granted in the event of death of an immediate family member. Available for up to 3 days.
For employees in good standing
Gift Shops – 20% off
Hotel rooms – 50% off (based on availability)
Rental Shop – 50% off (with a season pass)
Ski School – 50% off (with a season pass)
Wy’East Cafe – 50% off (with a employee meal card)
Silcox Hut – Wedding package discount varies
Area Exchange Program
Free or discounted lift tickets at other ski areas in OR, WA, ID, CA, MT and AK.
The Resort at the Mountain – Free golf, spa discounts.
Mt Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl – Free access.
Mt Hood Athletic Club – Free access.
The Lumberyard – Free pass for one day (bike rental extra).
iFly Portland – Free access.
Portland Rock Gym – Free access.
Verizon – 18% off monthly access fees, 25% off eligible accessories.
Gresham Subaru – Purchase any new Subaru at Dealer Invoice less Dealer Hold Back.
Ferrellgas – $1 annual tank rental, start up bonus gift of 50 free gallons.
Portland Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter Events – Seasonally discounted tickets.
Historic Hotels of America – 20%-50% off at participating hotels.
Ocean Lodge in Cannon Beach and Inn at Cannon Beach – Friends and family rates.
Legal Shield – On-call legal and identity theft protection for less than $20 per month.
Rack Attack – Pay 10% above cost on racking and box systems.
Adidas Employee Store – Access to the Adidas Employee Store.
Patagonia Portland –25% off regular priced merchandise. Portland store only. No online orders.
Dakine –50% discount at the Dakine Pro Store. For employee only, not family/friends.
Leatherman & Ledlenser – 30%-50% discount at the Leatherman Pro Store or Ledlenserusa Pro Store. For full time employees only.
POC –50% discount at the POC Pro Store. For employee only, not family/friends.
Traeger –40% discount at Traeger online store.
Hoodland Sport & Fitness –Discounted initiation fee. 12 months membership price without having to commit to 12 months.
Local discounts at Government Camp Chevron, Sandy Napa Auto Parts and Sandy Car Care.
What To Bring
The weather and temperatures on Mt. Hood range dramatically from summer to winter. During summer months, temperatures can reach up into the 70s even at the Lodge…they can also dip to below freezing. During winter months, temperatures average between 10 and 50 degrees with high winds. Mt. Hood has been said to have some of the most extreme winter weather anywhere in the world. Plan for all occasions and come prepared. Two of the most essential items you can own are a great pair of warm, water resistant boots and a well insulated jacket.
Uniforms –You will be provided your uniform. Uniforms and name tags must be returned in good condition at the end of the season. Staff is responsible for laundering of their uniforms with the exception of kitchen whites, which will be laundered by Timberline. Timberline often has discount programs with clothing and equipment vendors allowing you to buy items at below retail prices. You will also receive a 20% discount in Timberline’s retail outlets.
Living in Mt. Hood
Timberline employees live in many of the surrounding villages of Mt. Hood. These small communities have everything one needs all within a half hour of the ski area.
Timberline does offer employee housing but availability is limited. Please contact ourHousing Manager for updates on availability. Email or call 503-272-3278.
There is also housing available for rent in Government Camp and farther down mountain in Rhododendron, Welches and Sandy.
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: housing, groceries, gas, restaurants, local watering holes, equipment rentals and sales, ski and snowboard clothing sales, liquor store, post office, museums, and more. Washer and dryer facilities are also 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 Villages of Mt Hood Many of Timberline’s employees live in the other Villages of Mt Hood: Rhododendron, Zig Zag, Welches and Brightwood. All are about a half hour drive from Timberline Lodge and 15 minutes from the larger city of Sandy. Pretty much everything you would ever need you can find in Sandy.
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 farther west you go, the larger the towns become. For the real night-life of the city, downtown Portland has it all.