Lessons
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WINTER 2022/2023 Timberline Ski & Ride School

Ski and Snowboarding Lessons
Mt. Hood, Oregon

Request forms are live for private, group, and Kids Club. Private lessons are available for all ages and abilities by request at Timberline only. All group and Kids Club lessons are available weekends and holidays only, December 17 – April 9, snow permitting.

Skiing and snowboarding, and improving technique, is a lifelong journey at Timberline. Lessons are not just for beginners! Lessons are also a way to hone your skills and take you to the next level.

Lesson Types
TIMBERLINE SKI & RIDE SCHOOL PRIVATE LESSONS
Timberline Private Lessons
All Ages

This lesson is available at the upper Timberline ski area.
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 for all ages and levels. Design your own lesson to meet your individual goals and preferred learning style. Gather your small group for a Private Family Lesson. Please inquire about multilingual lessons.

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PRIVATE LESSONS / ALL AGES
WINTER 2022/2023

LENGTH OF LESSON  FIRST PERSON  EACH ADD'L PERSON*
1 hour$150$100
2 hours$250$100
3 hours$350$100
4 hours$450$100
5 hours$550$100
6 hours$650$100

Private Family Lessons
Have fun with the whole family while mastering new skills. Private Family Lessons are for skiers and riders ages 3+. Perfect for families of 4 - 6 people*.

  • Half Day (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm) – $550 (lesson only)
  • Full Day (9am-4pm with an hour lunch break) – $800 (lesson only)
  • Family rentals package - $125 for the whole family

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Lift Ticket Upgrade
Full mountain complimentary lift access is included with any private lesson for the duration of the class. You may upgrade to a full day lift ticket for a discounted rate.

  • Adult age 18-64 – $50
  • Teen age 15-17 – $45
  • Child/Junior age 7-14 – $35
  • Children 6 and under ski free!

Add Rentals
Receive a discounted rate on rentals with the purchase of a private lesson.

  • Adult age 16+ – $35 (skis or snowboard)
  • Junior ages 5 to 15 – $25 (skis or snowboard)
  • Child 4 and under – $15 (skis or snowboard)
  • Family rentals package - $125
  • Helmet rental – $12

Night Lessons

  • Night private lessons may be available when area is open for night skiing/riding.
  • 72-hour advance reservations are required.

PRIVATE LESSONS ARE OFFERED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FOR ALL AGES

  • Private lessons go out hourly, beginning at 9am
  • Private lessons are limited to 6 people maximum, 3 people maximum if they are under 6 years old
  • Front-of-the-line complimentary lift privileges are included with private lessons
  • Each additional hour is $100
  • Reservations are required a minimum of 72 hours in advance.
  • *Multi-person Private Lessons including our Private Family Lessons, will cater to the youngest/least experienced member of your group.
  • *There will be NO multi-discipline (ski and snowboard combination) lesson offered. All lessons must be single discipline (ski OR snowboard).
  • To give you time to get rentals, you must arrive at least 1.5 hours ahead of your lesson time on weekends, one hour ahead of lesson on weekdays. On weekends, it is important that you allow plenty of time to travel and be aware that the Timberline parking lot can fill up as early as 7:45am. LEARN MORE
  • This program is designed for all ages and skill levels.

CLICK HERE to complete the private lesson request form. Submitting this form does not guarantee a lesson reservation. You will be notified if a lesson is available.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservations are charged in full on the day the reservation is made. Cancellations will be assessed a $50 non-refundable cancellation fee within 72 hours of your lesson start time, and changes to your reservation may not be able to be made after this point. We do not accept cancellations due to weather. We do ask you to be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions. Cancellations or no shows the day of the reservations will forfeit 100% of the reservation product cost.

Guests needing rental products who arrive within 20 minutes of their lesson start time will not be allowed admission into the class. There will be no refunds for late arrivals. 
 

TIMBERLINE SKI & RIDE SCHOOL GROUP LESSONS
Timberline Group Lessons
Age 13+

This lesson is available at the upper Timberline ski area.
Come out and enjoy the mountain, find new stashes of great snow, and join in the camaraderie of other skiers and snowboarders. Timberline Group Lessons are available weekends and holidays only, December 17th – April 9th, snow permitting.

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TIMBERLINE GROUP LESSONS / AGE 13+
WINTER 2022/2023

GROUP LESSONS ARE OFFERED ONLY ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS, DEC. 17 - APRIL 9, SNOW PERMITTING

$120 - includes a 2-hour group lesson and all mountain lift ticket good at Timberline and Summit Pass
Add $30 for ski or snowboard rentals
Add $12 for a helmet

  • This program is designed for ages 13+
  • Levels 1 and 2 only, maximum 8 people per group
    • Level 1 - never skied or snowboarded before
    • Level 2 - has skied or snowboarded before, but cannot yet link turns together
    • Levels 3 and up must take a private lesson
  • Groups are divided by skill level and goals.
  • Group lessons are at 10am and 1pm on weekends and holidays only
  • To give you time to get rentals, you must arrive at least 1.5 hours ahead of your lesson time. It is important that you allow plenty of time to travel and be aware that the Timberline parking lot can fill up as early as 7:45am. LEARN MORE

BOOK ONLINE or call 503-272-3341 to request a lesson. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservations are charged in full on the day the reservation is made. Cancellations will be assessed a $50.00 non-refundable cancellation fee within 72 hours of your lesson start time, and changes to your reservation may not be able to be made after this point. We do not accept cancellations due to weather. We do ask you to be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions. Cancellations or no shows the day of the reservations will forfeit 100% of the reservation product cost.

Guests needing rental products who arrive within 20 minutes of their lesson start time will not be allowed admission into the class. There will be no refunds for late arrivals.  

TIMBERLINE LESSONS FAQ
KIDS CLUB
Age 4 - 12

Kids Club is available at the upper Timberline ski area.
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 offers safe and fun learning experiences for beginners level 1 through 3. Kids Club will be running on weekends and holidays only, December 17th through April 9th, snow permitting.

For children age 7 - 12 with more advanced skills, we are offering the Mountain Masters Multi-Week Program.

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TIMBERLINE KIDS CLUB / AGE 4 - 12
WINTER 2022/2023

KIDS CLUB IS OFFERED ONLY ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS, DEC. 17 - APRIL 9, SNOW PERMITTING

  • We will offer half and full day options.
    • Full day includes lunch.
    • Half day lunch can be added for $10.
  • Levels 1, 2, and 3 only
    • Level 1 – Never skied or snowboarded before
    • Level 2- Has skied or snowboarded, but cannot yet link turns together
    • Level 3 – Can link turns, but only on easy green terrain
    • For Intermediate/advanced Levels 4 – 6, we are offering the Mountain Masters Multi-Week program (see details below), or private lessons.
  • Children must be toilet trained.
  • Children must be dropped off with the proper attire (snow pants, warm jackets, liners, gloves/mittens, goggles, face-mask and socks. We do not have these items on hand, and cannot provide them.
  • Helmets are required for the Kids Club program, and provided free of charge if child does not have their own.
  • There must be a peaceful separation.
  • Parents or guardians must be reachable by phone.
  • There is a late pick-up fee of $20 if the parent/guardian is more than 15 minutes late.
  • Classes may take 15 minute breaks to accommodate for the comfort of the students.

Ages 4 – 6 

  • Half day is $115, full day is $175 (includes full mountain lift ticket and lesson), rentals may be added for $20.
  • Classes for this age range are limited to 3 per instructor.
  • Check in time is 8:30am to 9:15am.
  • Classes are on hill from 10am – 12pm, and 1pm – 3pm (with a lunch break from 12pm – 1pm) .
  • Half day checkout is at 12pm, full day is 3pm.

Ages 7 - 12

  • Half day is $105, full day is $165 (includes full mountain lift ticket and lesson), rentals may be added for $20.
  • Classes for this age range are limited to 6 per instructor.
  • Check in time is 8:30am to 9:15am.
  • Classes are on hill from 10am – 12pm, and 1pm – 3pm (with a lunch break from 12pm – 1pm).
  • Half day checkout is at 12pm, full day is 3pm.

BOOK ONLINE or call 503-272-3341 to request a lesson. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservations are charged in full on the day the reservation is made. Cancellations will be assessed a $50.00 non-refundable cancellation fee within 72 hours of your lesson start time, and changes to your reservation may not be able to be made after this point. We do not accept cancellations due to weather. We do ask you to be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions. Cancellations or no shows the day of the reservations will forfeit 100% of the reservation product cost.

Guests needing rental products who arrive within 20 minutes of their lesson start time will not be allowed admission into the class. There will be no refunds for late arrivals. 

MOUNTAIN MASTERS MULTI-WEEK PROGRAM ages 7-12
$599 - lesson only
Add $100 for rental for the whole session or $20 per day
Add $25 for all-mountain lift ticket to use same day

  • The Mountain Masters Multi-Week program is for ages 7-12.
  • Intermediate to advanced levels 4 – 6.
    • Skiers and riders interested in this program must, at a minimum be able to link turns consistently on all green terrain, and easy blue terrain.
  • There will be two sessions, five weeks each.
    • Session 1: Jan. 7, 21, 28, and Feb. 4 and 11.
    • Session 2: Feb. 25 and March 4, 11, 18 and 25.
    • This program will not run on holiday weekends
  • Check in time is 8:30am to 9:15am.
  • Classes are on hill from 10am – 12pm, and 1pm – 3pm (with a lunch break from 12pm – 1pm).
  • Multi-week cancellation policy: **FULL refunds can be received up to two weeks from program start date. Cancellations within two weeks to 24 hours from program start date will be eligible for a refund of 80% of the full program cost. Cancellations or no shows within 24 hours of the program start date or at any other time during the course of the program will not be eligible for a refund. No refunds will be issued for days missed, and there are no refunds based on weather.

BOOK ONLINE or call 503-272-3341 to request a lesson.  When selecting a session, you MUST select the first date or the session you want in order to purchase. For Session 1, it will be January 7th, and for Session 2 it will be February 25th. Submitting this form does not guarantee a reservation. You will be notified if it is available.

TIMBERLINE SUMMIT PASS LESSONS
Summit Pass Group Lessons
Age 4+

This lesson is available at Summit Pass in Government Camp.
At Summit Pass, the gentle slope and our experienced instructors make the learning process fun! And this year we are installing a 200' covered conveyor to make learning to ski or snowboard even better for beginners.

Summit Pass Group Lessons are available weekends and holidays only, December 17th – April 9th, snow permitting.

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SUMMIT PASS GROUP LESSONS / AGE 4+
WINTER 2022/2023

SUMMIT PASS GROUP LESSONS ARE OFFERED ONLY ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS, DEC. 17 - APRIL 9, SNOW PERMITTING
These lessons take place at Summit Pass in Government Camp, 6 miles down mountain from the Timberline ski area.

$80 - includes a 2-hour group lesson and a Summit Pass lift ticket
Add $30 - ski or snowboard rentals age 18+
Add $20 - ski or snowboard rentals up to age 17
Add $12 - helmet rental

  • Reservations are strongly recommended and subject to availability.
  • Groups are divided by age groups
    • Ages 4-6 (limited to 3 per group) – SKI ONLY – snowboard for this age range will only be offered in Kids Club, at Timberline
    • Ages 7-12 (limited to 6 per group)
    • Ages 13+ (limited to 8 per group)
  • Levels 1 and 2 only, maximum 8 people per group
    • Level 1 - never skied or snowboarded before
    • Level 2 - has skied or snowboarded before, but cannot yet link turns together
    • For Intermediate/advanced Levels 3 – 6, please sign up for lessons at the upper Timberline ski area.
  • Lessons go out at 10:00 and 1:00, and are 2 hours in duration.
  • Parents must pick up children from lesson meeting area, right at the conclusion of the lesson. A $20 late pickup fee will be assessed if parent/guardian is more than 15 minutes late.
  • To give you time to get rentals, you must arrive at least 1.5 hours ahead of your lesson time. LEARN MORE

BOOK ONLINE or call 503-272-3341 to request a lesson. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservations are charged in full on the day the reservation is made. Cancellations will be assessed a $50.00 non-refundable cancellation fee within 72 hours of your lesson start time, and changes to your reservation may not be able to be made after this point. We do not accept cancellations due to weather. We do ask you to be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions. Cancellations or no shows the day of the reservations will forfeit 100% of the reservation product cost.

Guests needing rental products who arrive within 20 minutes of their lesson start time will not be allowed admission into the class. There will be no refunds for late arrivals. 

 

LESSON FAQS
SKIERS AND SNOWBOARDERS IN FRONT OF TIMBERLINE LODGE AND MT. HOOD
TIMBERLINE LESSONS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have a private lesson, Kids Club, or group lesson at Timberline upper ski area? Don’t be afraid to ask questions. We enjoy telling you more about Timberline and our programs here. Here are some answers to a few questions about Timberline lessons.

TIMBERLINE FAQ

TIMBERLINE LESSON FAQ

When are lessons offered? 

Private lessons are offered 7 days/week.

Group and Kids Club are offered weekends and holidays ONLY, December 17th through April 9th, weather permitting. 

Where do we meet for adult group or private lessons?

Please first go to the Ski & Ride School front desk, located inside on the first floor of the Wy’East Day Lodge. From there, you will be directed to the rental shop, and then outside to your lesson. If you do not need rentals, please report to the Ski & Ride School to receive your lesson voucher before heading outside. 

Where do we meet for Kids Club?

Bring your child to the Kids Club front desk, located inside on the first floor of the Wy’East Day Lodge. From there, you will be directed to the Kids Club rental shop, where you will assist in gearing up your child. After they are fitted for rentals, you can check them into the Kids Club Room, and go on your way! If your child does not need rentals, they will be directed into the room immediately after check in. 

What is the security protocol for Kids Club? 

Children being dropped off in Kids Club must be signed in by a parent/guardian. That parent/guardian will receive a security tag, which they must keep with them until pick up. The SAME parent/guardian must return the tag and sign out the child in order to pick them up at the end of the lesson. A Ski & Ride School Manager or a supervisor MUST approve any other pick-up arrangements. 

What equipment is included in the rental package?

The alpine skiing rental package includes skis, poles and boots. The snowboard rental package includes a snowboard with bindings and snowboard boots. Helmets may be added for $10. Helmets are included in kids club free of charge. 

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.

What else should I bring?

  • Goggles or another form of eye protection for snow, sun, and wind
  • Wicking long underwear, tops and bottoms
  • Snow and waterproof ski gloves or mittens
  • Snow, water, and windproof insulated winter jacket
  • Mid-weight top or fleece shirt (for layering options)
  • Neck gaiter/face covering
  • Snow and waterproof winter pants
  • Lip balm and sunscreen
  • A hat or helmet to protect from winter conditions
  • Wicking ski socks (thin wool socks are best, thick wool socks often cut off circulation in boots). We recommend just one pair of socks to provide the best level of comfort in ski or snowboard boots.

***Some of these items may be available for purchase in the Wy’East Store, but supply is not guaranteed. We DO NOT offer any of the above items to rent***

What type of lift ticket is included?

  • Private Lesson packages include complimentary lift access while with your instructor.
  • If you would like to ski/ride before/after your lesson, you may upgrade to a full day lift ticket for a discounted rate: $50/adult $45/teen $35/child. Children 6 and under ski free! 
  • Group lessons include a full mountain, full day lift ticket. 
  • Lift tickets can be added to the Mountain Masters Multi-Week Program for $50/day. We suggest buying a season pass for your child if you plan on them attending this program. 

 

Is there a lunch break? 

Full Day Private Family Lessons include at least a 1/2-hour break for lunch. You may choose to take a break during other lessons, but it will take away from your time on the snow.

Kids Club Full Day Lessons include a one-hour lunch break. Lunch may be added to half-day Kids Club classes for a fee. 

What is the typical class size?

Private and Family Private Lessons can accommodate up to six guests per instructor. For Private Lessons with children under age eight, the limit will be three students per instructor. 

Group lessons for ages 13+ will accommodate up to eight guests.

Kids Club classes have a maximum class size of three for ages 4-6, and six for ages 7-12. 

We provide the best and safest lessons when guests can reserve congruent ages and ability levels. Our top priority is safety – we make sure everyone in the group is ready for new skills and terrain before moving onto the next step.

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. We will do our best to accommodate specific instructor requests for private lessons ONLY. Reservations made a few weeks ahead of time give our office staff and the requested instructor more time to make schedule adjustments if needed.

Will I get the same instructor if I take multiple private lessons?

Not necessarily, but you may request the same instructor, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

When do I need to arrive?

If you need to rent equipment with us, please arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your lesson start time. This will allow enough time to fill out your liability waiver and rental forms for each member of your party, and make it through the rental shop before your lesson begins. 

Please plan enough travel time for winter driving conditions and traffic. On weekends and holidays, the Timberline parking lot can fill up as early as 7:15am. LEARN MORE

Will I need a parking pass? 

You will need a snow park permit, which can be purchased at multiple locations, including the Ski & Ride School front desk. You may purchase a day or full season parking permit. It must be displayed in your windshield.

What if I am late for my lesson?

We will try to shift your lesson to a later time if availability allows.

If you arrive within 20 minutes of your lesson start time and need rentals, you may not be permitted to join the class. 

We do not allow cancellations or rescheduling due to traffic, driving conditions, or weather. Please read our cancellation policy below.

Can my vehicle make it up to Timberline? 

Chains or traction tires may be required at any point. Please visit tripcheck.com for updates on weather and driving tips. 

Mt. Hood Express offers shuttle service from Sandy. More information can be found here.

Timberline runs a shuttle from the Summit Ski Area to Timberline Lodge throughout the season. This shuttle runs on a loop.

Do I need a reservation?

Reservations are suggested at least 72 hours in advance in order to guarantee the availability of an instructor. We will accept walk up lessons subject to availability. You may reserve group lessons on the website or over the phone at (503) 272-3341. Privates may be booked over the phone. You may fill out a Private Lesson Request Form on our website, but it IS NOT considered a reservation. If the lesson you would like becomes available, we will call you to finalize the reservation. 

What is the cancellation policy?

Reservations are charged in full on the day the reservation is made. Cancellations will be assessed a $50.00 non-refundable cancellation fee within 72 hours of your lesson start time, and changes to your reservation may not be able to be made after this point. We do not accept cancellations due to weather. We do ask you to be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions. Cancellations or no-shows the day of the reservations will forfeit 100% of the reservation product cost.

SUMMIT PASS LODGE IN GOVERNMENT CAMP, OR, WITH SNOW
SUMMIT PASS LESSONS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have questions about group lessons at Summit Pass, our lower ski area in Government Camp? We are here to help you make your learning experience positive and fun. Learn more about group lessons at Summit Pass.

SUMMIT PASS FAQ

SUMMIT PASS LESSON FAQ

Where is Summit Pass Located? 

Summit Pass is located 6 miles south of Timberline Lodge in Government Camp, OR. Please click here for a map.

When do I check in for my lesson at Summit Pass? 

If you need rentals, please check in 1.5 hours before your lesson start time to ensure you make it through the rental process and make it to your lesson on time. Late arrivals to group lessons will not be permitted to join the class.

What are the age ranges for lessons at Summit Pass ?

We teach ages 4 and up for ski, 7 and up for snowboarding. Younger snowboarders will need to sign up for Kids Club or private lessons at Timberline lodge. 

How large are the classes at Summit Pass? 

Ages 4-6 limit of three students per class.
Ages 7-12 limit six per class.
Ages 13 and up limit eight per class.

What lessons are available at Summit Pass?

Summit Pass offers group lessons on weekends and holidays ONLY, December 17th through April 9th. Private lessons may be available by request only. 

What skill levels can Summit Pass accommodate? 

Summit Pass has some of the best learning terrain on Mt. Hood. Our goal is to help make the beginner experience as fun and enjoyable as possible!

We will be offering group lessons for levels one and two only. Level one has never skied or snowboarded before. Level 2 has skied or snowboarded before but cannot yet link turns. 

Our hope is that after lessons at summit pass, you and your family or friends will be able to move up to more difficult terrain at Timberline with confidence! 

Can I rent gear at Summit Pass? 

Yes! Summit Pass has a rental shop where you can rent boots, skis, snowboards and helmets. 

Summit does NOT rent clothing, outerwear or goggles. 

Are rentals and loft tickets included with lessons?

Rentals may be added to any lesson for a discounted rate.

Summit Pass lift tickets are included with the purchase or a lesson (ticket not valid at Timberline). 

How early do I need to get to my lesson? 

If you need rentals, we suggest arriving 1.5 hours ahead of the lesson start time.  Give yourself adequate time for travel. (Bold) Weekend and holiday traffic can result in significant delays. If you finish fitting for rentals early, you can always rest in our cozy lodge with a hot chocolate before your lesson! 

If I arrive late, can I still get into my lesson? 

No. Late arrivals may not join a lesson which has already started. Additionally, If you need rentals, and arrive within 20 minutes of the lesson start time, you may not be permitted to join the lesson. You may still receive your rentals and lift ticket. 

Where is Summit Pass’ learning area?

The learning area is located just at the base of the hill. This season we have a new 200 ft. covered conveyor servicing our learning area!

How old should a student be before riding the chairlift alone?

Children must be 9 years or older to ride a chairlift by themselves while in a lesson. If an instructor is unavailable to ride with a child, another responsible adult or ski school support staff will be asked to assist. 

What outerwear/clothing should I bring?

  • Goggles or another form of eye protection for snow, sun, and wind
  • Wicking long underwear, tops and bottoms
  • Snow and waterproof ski gloves or mittens
  • Snow, water, and windproof insulated winter jacket
  • Midweight top or fleece shirt (for layering options)
  • Neck gaiter/face covering
  • Snow and waterproof winter pants
  • Lip balm and sunscreen
  • A hat or helmet to protect from winter conditions
  • Wicking ski socks (thin wool socks are best, thick wool socks often cut off circulation in boots). We recommend just one pair of socks to provide the best level of comfort in ski or snowboard boots.

Is there somewhere to eat at Summit Pass?

The Summit Pass Lodge has a full kitchen with a menu including burgers, fries, and more. 

Can I get to Timberline from Summit Pass? 

Yes. We offer a shuttle service during winter months from the parking lot of Summit Pass to Timberline. The shuttle runs in a loop throughout the day. You may also ride the Mt Hood Express for a small fee, which runs on a schedule (link to schedule). 

Does my Summit Pass lift ticket work for Timberline as well? 

No, but you may purchase a Timberline lift ticket at Summit Pass. A Timberline lift ticket may be required to board the shuttle. 

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