Join a great team of people who are working effectively together to further themselves, their families, and their community. R.L.K. and Company and the Kohnstamm Family have operated Timberline since 1955. The attractions that we feature are very much geared towards families. As we look back over the years it is clear that our close knit ties and shared passion for this place is undeniable. We share a common vision and consequently have a common bond. We are a values-driven organization, and as we forge ahead into the future, it is important to spell out those values and share them. Welcome and best wishes for a fulfilling season or career at Timberline! ~Jeff Kohnstamm, President/Area Operator

We provide exciting, family-friendly skiing, snowboarding and year-round recreation. We offer the best in historic lodging, fine dining, meaningful souvenirs, and memorable experiences. We practice historic preservation and environmental stewardship. We provide a safe and warm family atmosphere. We provide jobs and economic stimulus for our local community. We display a high level of social responsibility and maintain a safe and healthy working environment. We are committed to diversity and inclusion of all people in all aspects of what we do. We support each other. We are positive. We are authentic.
We are Proud to be Your Host.

Employment Details
summer employment
Job Listings

We are currently hiring for several positions in food & beverage, guest services, and retail.

Teenagers looking for summer employment are eligible for select jobs starting at age 14.

All non-tipped positions start at $16 - $20 per hour!


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.

Some of Timberline's employee benefits:

  • Summer: work-a-day, ride-a-day or heavily discounted summer season pass.
  • Free winter season pass
  • Free meal per shift
  • Free medical, vision, dental insurance for eligible employees
  • Winter holiday pay
  • Paid time off
  • $16+/hour starting wage for non-tipped positions
  • 401K matching
  • Education reimbursement

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Financial Benefits

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, and Unitus Credit Union

Health Benefits

Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance – Timberline pays 100% of individual EE (eligible employee) health, vision, and dental premiums. For those who qualify for the health benefit but choose not to participate, Timberline will provide a $100/ month opt-out credit. Insurance for spouses and dependents is also available for employees to purchase. Medical coverage is available to full-time, year-round employees within 90 days - must have worked an average of 30 hours per week. 

Lincoln Financial Group – Short term, long term, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and travel assistance services after 3 years of employment.

Canopy – 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.

Timberline Benefits

Employee Season Pass –Winter: free for employees, spouses and dependents (under age 23). 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.

Paid Time Off
1st year, after 90 days - up to 40 hours.
1st – 3rd years: Up to 80 hours
4th – 7th years: Up to 120 hours 
8 years+: Up to 160 hours

Winter Holiday PayThe core winter ski season, federal holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, MLK Day and Presidents Day is paid at time and a half for hourly employees.

Employee Crew Chow – Employees receive one free meal per shift.

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.

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.

Company Discounts

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

Summit Chevron – Wholesale price every Friday.

Area Exchange Program

Free or discounted lift tickets at other ski areas in OR, WA, ID, CA, MT and AK.

Mt. Hood Oregon Resort – Free golf.

Rock Haven Climbing Gym – Free access.

Portland Rock Gym – Free access.

Circuit Bouldering Gym – Free access.

Mt Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl – Free access.

Circuit Gym – Free access.

Other Discounts

Carson Oil - $1 Annual tank rental, start up bonus gift of 50 free gallons for initial fill. All future fuel will be charged at .60 cents above cost or an average of $1.80/gallon annually.

Costco – Cash card upon sign-up.

Gresham Subaru – Purchase any new Subaru at Dealer Invoice less Dealer Hold Back.

Legal Shield – On-call legal and identity theft protection for less than $20 per month.

AAA – Discounted memberships available, initiation fee waived.

Columbia Employee Store – Quarterly invites.

Adidas Employee Store – Access to the Adidas Employee Store.

Nike Employee Store – Access to the Nike Employee Store.

Patagonia Portland Store – 40% discount.

ExpertVoice – exclusive access to hundreds of brands at up to 60% off MSRP.

Mt Hood Athletic Club – Discounted membership.

Hoodland Sport & Fitness –Discounted initiation fee. 12 months membership price without having to commit to 12 months.

Hillcrest Ski & Sports – 15% discount on items and services.

Rack Attack – Pay 10% below MSRP on racking and box systems.

ReRack PDX – 20% discount.

Dakine – 50% discount at the Dakine Pro Store online.

Life Flight – $50 yearly enrollment.

Verizon – 18% off monthly access fees, 25% off eligible accessories.

Local discounts at Sandy Napa Auto Parts, Sandy Car Care, River Drifters, and Six Flags.

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. Employees also receive a 20% discount in Timberline’s retail outlets.

Mt Hood
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.

Employee Housing Information

Employee Housing

Timberline offers employee housing in Government Camp and Welches. Availability is limited. Please apply for employee housing online or contact our Housing Manager for updates on availability. Email or call 503-272-3278. All tenants must be an R.L.K. and Company employee to live in employee housing.

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.

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