Become a part of the Timberline Team

During the winter months, Timberline is where families come to learn and play. We also provide more challenging terrain for the thrill seekers among us and Palmer is open just as long as the snow depths allow. Winter employment at Timberline Lodge fills up fast, so give us a call in October and let’s see if you can be part of Team Timberline!

Employment Details
Winter Hiring
Winter Hiring

Winter hiring begins in October. Most positions will be filled by the second week of November. However, we do hire year-round at Timberline, so give us a call and we may be able to “hook you up”.  See all of our current jobs.

Current Jobs

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.

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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 401 K – Available after 1 year of continuous
employment or 1000 hours. Must be 21+.

Banking Discounts and Benefits – Wells Fargo, US Bank, Oregonians Credit
Union and Rivermark Credit Union

Health Benefits

Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield – Coverage available to employees who are employed at year round status, they will be eligible after 60 days of employment and have worked a minimum of 30 hours per week in the previous 60 days.

Delta Dental – Coverage available to employees who are employed at year round status, they will be eligible after 60 days of employment and have worked a minimum of 30 hours per week in the previous 60 days.

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 3 visits free.

Allegiance 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 – Discounted season pass available for purchase. During the winter season, employee passes are only $25. Legal spouses (ID may be required) and dependent children under the age of 18 receive the same discount as the employee. In the summer, earn one lift ticket per scheduled work day; full-time staff pass is $150, part-time staff 50% off retail pass price.

Employee Meal Card – Purchase the card for any value and R.L.K. and Co will load the card for twice the amount (this means you
receive a 50% discount). Redeemable at the Wy’East Cafe only.

Vacation Pay – Employee must work 1560 hours in anniversary year to qualify. Number of vacation days is based on years of qualification:

1st – 3rd years: 10 days
4th – 7th years: 15 days
8th year and beyond: 20 days

Education Reimbursement – With pre-approval by your manager. Maintain a C grade average or higher and Timberline will help by paying the cost of one course per semester. Available after 6 months or 780 hours of employment.

Jury Duty Pay – Timberline will pay the first (10) days you are in active Jury Duty just as if you were working your regularly scheduled shifts. Must provide proof of active Jury Duty and sign over any payments from the courts to R.L.K. and Company.

FMLA and OFLA – Click here for information on the Federal Family Leave Law and the Oregon Family Leave Law.

Holiday Pay – All hours worked between midnight and 11:59pm on Christmas Day are paid at overtime rates.

Company Discounts with Pass

(For employees in good standing)

Gift Shops – 20% off

Hotel rooms – 50% off (only if hotel is not full)

Rental Shop – 20% 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 – Mid-week discount 10% off rental price

Weddings – discount based on length of employment

Area Exchange Program

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

Mt Bachelor Bike Park – Free access.

The Resort at the Mountain – Free golf, spa discounts.

Kah-Nee-Ta – Free golf.

Mt Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl – Free access.

Mt Hood Athletic Club – Free access.

The Lumberyard – Free pass for one day (bike rental extra).

Mt Hood RV Village – Free access.

Other Discounts

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

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

Portland Trail Blazers – Seasonally discounted tickets.

AAA – Discounted memberships available, initiation fee waived.

Costco – Cash card upon sign-up.

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.

Amerigas and Cascade Propane – Discount given.

Mt Hood 26 Board Shop – 15% off all products.

Rack Attack – Pay 10% above cost on racking and box systems.

Local discounts at Hoodland Sport & Fitness Government Camp Chevron, Wraptitude, BJ Finkel’s Sports Bar and The Local Buzz, 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.

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 does not offer employee housing, however there is 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 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.

For More Info On Timberline Housing Please
Contact Camilla Paul cpaul@www.timberlinelodge.com

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