Stay At

Collins Lake Resort

Book Your Trip Now!

Sign up to receive powder alerts, deals and more. Email Address *...

Become an Instructor

Want to Become an Instructor? Come join the Olympic Ski School at SkiBowl family!

Are you passionate about skiing or snowboarding? Would you like to improve your skiing or snowboarding skills while helping others do the same? Do you like to teach? If so, the Olympic Ski School at SkiBowl just might be the place for you this Winter. As the 2017/18 Winter approaches, we are actively recruiting ski and snowboard instructors of all levels — including prospective first year instructors — and we would love to hear from you!

As if the satisfaction of ushering in a new generation of skiers and snowboarders isn’t already enough, here are a few additional benefits we offer our instructors:

  • Free Season Pass to SkiBowl (with 16 day instructor commitment)
  • Access to Pro Deals
  • Competitive Pay
  • Discounts on Food and Gear at SkiBowl
  • Lift Privileges
  • Four-day instructor clinic
  • Ongoing instructor training throughout the season, in addition to the four-day clinic

To receive the benefits listed above, we require a commitment of 16 days worked throughout the 2017/18 season. We ask you to be available during the Winter Holiday Break with additional days spread out throughout the rest of the Winter season.

Facts about the program:

  • You do not need to be an incredible skier or snowboarder to be a good instructor. Most of our students are brand new to the sport, so all you need is solid intermediate skill and a desire to learn and teach. We provide you with the with the teaching progressions and skill during our four day clinic.
  • There is no minimum age to be a qualified instructor. You simply need some maturity around people, some on-the-snow experience, and a strong desire and commitment to help others love the winter experience as much as you do. Having fun safely is our number one priority!
  • After the four day training clinics, each candidate will be individually informed of her or his success. Those receiving a positive evaluation have the opportunity to serve as an instructor apprentice and receive free lift tickets for each day they are teaching. For the first 6-10 teaching hours, apprentice instructors will assist other instructors with classes and attend additional educational clinics.
  • At the end of the apprenticeship period, those that are ready will have their names added to our instructor rotation log in the ski school. At that point, you will begin earning wages and bonuses.

If you are interested in joining the Olympic Ski School at SkiBowl family and teaching for us this Winter, please review these important dates and download an employment application here! (link: ) For the 2017/18 Season we will be offering full-time and part-time positions with additional flexibility being offered for morning and afternoon shifts.


Important Dates for New & Returning Instructors:

Prospective Instructor Q & A sessions at Snowvana :

October 20th 7:00pm (Friday)

October 21st 1:00pm (Saturday)


New and Returning Instructor Training at SkiBowl :

November 18th 8:00am – 5:00pm(Saturday)

November 19th 8:00am – 5:00pm(Sunday)

December 2nd 8:00am – 5:00pm (Saturday)

December 3rd 8:00am – 5:00pm (Sunday)

If you have any additional questions about becoming a ski or snowboard instructor for the 2017/18 season, please email Steven Higdon at

Let it snow!


Work at Mt. Hood

Cosmic Tubing at Mt Hood Skibowl

Bring your resume and your stoke to the job fair at Skibowl this Saturday, November 17th, from 10am - 1pm at the Starlight Cafe on the Westside.

Mt. Hood Fusion Pass


The Mt. Hood Fusion pass gets you unlimited access to Timberline and SkiBowland includes a membership to the Powder Alliance. Buy yours online at mthoodfusionpass.comsave up to $100 if you purchase by November 25th

Fusion Pass - now on sale!
Purchase your Fusion Pass now and save up to $100 if you purchase by November 25th.For details and to purchase your Fusion Pass, click here. Coming this winter… Explore Your World. 16 Resorts, 172 lifts, 1,175 Trails, 38,148 Vertical Feet, 30,633 Skiable Acres, and 6,004"...

Latest News & Blog Posts

The Indomitable Snowmen of the 10th Mountain Divis...

​As a nation gratefully acknowledges the contributions of ... Read More

Snowmaking equipment assures tubers holiday weeken...

While winter enthusiasts anxiously await winter’s arri ... Read More

POWDER ALERT: Presidents Day Weekend


Powder Alert: For Wednesday, Jan. 24th

Make your plans to ski late Wednesday through midday Saturda ... Read More

Upcoming Events

Saturday December 15th, 11:00am
Santa Claus is coming to Mt. Hood Skibowl!The jolly elf himself will...
Saturday December 15th, 6:00pm
Santa Claus is coming to town!Join Mt. Hood skibowl and the town of...
Saturday December 22nd, 11:00am
Santa Claus is coming to Mt. Hood Skibowl!The jolly elf himself will...
Saturday December 22nd, 11:00am
Santa Claus is coming to Mt. Hood Skibowl!The jolly elf himself will...

Mt. Hood Skibowl is an equal opportunity service provider and employer. This institution operates under a special use permit issued by the Mt. Hood National Forest, USDA Forest Service