Welcome to the jobs page at Mt. Hood Skibowl and Collins Lake Resorts. We are thrilled you have visited our site, and we look forward to connecting with you about future employment.
We are a year-round resort, offering an ever-growing selection of recreational, dining and lodging opportunities.
Our Skibowl family includes Skibowl West, Skibowl East (Multorpor), Collins Lake Resort, the Grand Lodge, the Ratskeller, the High Mountain Café and Bakery,
and Mt. Hood Adventures (recreation concierge services).
We take great pride in our environment, our products and services and the people who make up the Skibowl family. Our corporate values are based in respect.
Respect for the environment, for our guests and for one another.
If you enjoy being part of a high-performance team and you’re not afraid to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you.
To find out more, including current openings, click HERE.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Mt. Hood Skibowl currently accepting applications for summer hire:
Collins Lake Resort & Grand Lodges accepting applications for summer hire:
For questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-272-3206 x1106
Things you might like to know...
Our SUMMER SEASON typically begins at the end of May, although summer hiring begins in April. Our summer season runs from May through fall (opening and closing dates depend on the snowmelt); with our transition to winter happening sometime in October.
Our WINTER SEASON begins in mid-November, although winter hiring begins in October and the season runs from November through spring (opening and closing dates depend on the snowfall); with our transition to summer.
While camping has always been an option for our employees, a lack of responsible stewardship on behalf of employee campers in recent years has driven the Forest Service to request that employees of the ski areas on Mt. Hood no longer camp as a housing option. While, technically, it is still legal to camp long-term, you MUST keep your camp site clean and obey ALL regulations regarding use of our National Forest Lands. Employees who do not respect these regulations will be held fully accountable and financially responsible for any damages to the camp site area. For more information about camping in our local Forests, click HERE.
The Villages of Mt. Hood
There are actually numerous ‘villages’ which make up the HOODLAND corridor along highway 26 from Sandy to Government Camp. These villages include; Cherryville, Alder Creek, Brightwood, Wildwood, Wemme, Welches, Zig Zag, and Rhododendron. In each of these villages you can find seasonal or year-round rentals. Two good places to find local rentals are through our local newspaper The Mountain Times or by searching the web through sites like Trulia or Rent.com.
The HR department at Skibowl (located on the third floor of the Ratskeller restaurant) has a rideshare program where employees can offer-up rides for a small daily donation for gas. This helps to minimize the number of vehicles on the road and helps our staff get to and from work economically. For more information on ride sharing, contact the HR office at 503-272-3206 ext. 1106 or by emailing at email@example.com.
Mt. Hood Express
The Mt. Hood Express provides daily bus services between Gresham and Government Camp. Many employees use the Express as their regular commute to work. The bus has many stops in Government Camp, including Skibowl West, downtown and the Summit Apartments. Schedules vary by the season. The Express also links to Portland’s transportation network.
With your Skibowl Employee Pass, you receive:
- Free Employee (and Dependent) Season Passes
- Free Buddy Passes (based on hours worked)
- Free Summer Adventure Park Passes
- Free Buddy Passes for Summer Adventure Park (based on hours worked)
- Free Area Exchange (skiing/riding/golf at other NW resorts)
- Free Group Ski or Snowboard Lessons
- Free Ski and Snowboard Rentals (excludes weekends and holidays)
- Free Ski and Snowboard Check
- Flexible Spending Account (put money away tax-free)
- Free skiing and riding at Timberline Lodge (winter and summer)
- 25% discounted on food and beverages (on or off duty)
- 25% off in our Retail Shop
- 50% off Washman Carwash in Sandy Oregon
- 50% off Private Ski or Snowboard Lessons
- 25% off in our Demo and Repair Shop
Still More Benefits
- Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Coverage, Vacation and 401K (eligibility restrictions apply)
- Work/Life and Wellness Program
- Accidental Insurance Plans (supplemental insurance through Aflac)
- Free uniforms to keep you warm and dry (Outer Wear must be returned)
THE MT. HOOD AREA (Hoodland)
Portland (65 miles west of Skibowl)
The ‘big city’ is about an hour’s drive from Government Camp. Portland has everything you could want or need, along with that special ‘Keep Portland Weird’, laid-back, hipster life style which has made P-town the focus of national attention on shows like Portlandia. Spend the day on the waterfront. Portland really is a trip!
Sandy (25 miles west of Skibowl)
The town of Sandy has almost everything you could ever need, including a Safeway for groceries and a Fred Meyers where you can buy just about anything. Sandy also has a cinema, and some of the cheapest gas in the entire State of Oregon. Sandy is about a 45-minute drive from Govy.
Welches (12 miles west of Skibowl)
Most locals see Welches as the ‘hub’ of the Hoodland corridor. Welches offers many amenities and services, including the only local primary and middle school and post office. In Welches, there is a Thriftway grocery store, where you will find just about everything, but you will pay a premium because it caters to tourism. There is also a gas station, but, like groceries, the price of gas will get cheaper the closer you get to Sandy. Welches is only 15 minutes from Govy.
Government Camp is a village, not a city, and sits at the summit of where Highway 26 crosses Mt. Hood. Govy, as it is called by the locals, sits at 4000ft above sea level and gets (on average) over 230 inches of snow each winter. Winter in Govy usually starts around mid-October with the first real snow fall, and continues until the snows begin to melt in late April. Temperatures in Govy can reach the mid-90s in the summer and as low as zero in the winter; but the average winter temperature is between 10 and 40 degrees (Fahrenheit). Government Camp offers many services including; groceries (Govy General), gas (Chevron), numerous restaurants, several bars, equipment rentals and sales, a post office, laundry facilities, liquor store, museums and more. The Skibowl campus extends almost the entire span of Government Camp proper.
PAYROLL AND BANKING
Skibowl pays on a bi-weekly (every two week) basis. Our payroll provider is Paycom. Employees can pick-up their paychecks from their supervisors in their departments any time after 2pm on payday. Checks which are not picked-up will be mailed to the address on file by the following Monday. If returned, they are placed in the employee’s personnel file and a notice is sent to the employee. Skibowl adheres to all BOLI regulations regarding final and last pay.
Employees are expected to both clock-in at the time clock and sign-in on a sign-in sheet. This is to protect YOU. If you forget to clock-in, we can still locate and post your work shift from the sign-in sheet, and visa-versa.
Paychecks are not cashed by Skibowl under any circustances. The closest bank is located in Welches (Clackamas County Bank). There is a Wells Fargo and a US Bank in Sandy.
WHAT TO BRING
The weather and temperatures on Mt. Hood range dramatically from season to season. If you will be coming to Oregon in the summer, plan on warm temperatures (60-high-90s) and in the winter, prepare for the cold (zero – 50) Fahrenheit.
Your best friends in the winter months will be a good, sturdy, water-proof pair of boots, warm socks, a warm, tight-weave hat, dry gloves and a heavily insulated jacket. Uniform shirts, jackets, vests and jackets will be issued to you upon attending orientation, but we ask that you not wear these items when you are not on duty. In addition, these items will need to be returned at the end of the work season.