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Calling all Ambassadors of Stoke! Join the Mt. Hood Meadows Team and work where you recreate. Your opportunity awaits to enrich lives and create lasting memories. We practice what we call, “The Perpetual Stoke.” We believe that by providing an awesome work environment, our team will provide enriching experiences for our guests. We are passionate about building relationships with our team and guests, which creates a sense of belonging. We welcome everyone to be enriched by Mt. Hood Meadows, 'Your Mountain Home.'




SERVICE - We take pride in our culture of helpfulness and adopt the mindset, "everybody shovels." It takes a dynamic and supportive team to run a ski resort and we want you to always feel supported.

INTEGRITY - We promote a culture of honesty and taking responsibility for your actions.

SUSTAINABILITY - We are a leader in sustainability practices within the ski industry. Meadows has demonstrated ethical and sustainable business solutions and has received recognition on our innovative practices.

PASSION - We want you to discover what makes you happy in your professional career. Passion can take many forms and we hope you can find what makes you excited to get out of bed and find your passion.

WELLNESS - Meadows offers many opportunities for team wellness though our employee perks and programs. Take a look at our Perks and Benefits page to learn more.



We breathe rare oxygen here on Mt. Hood. This is a sacred place. Take time for yourself, speak up for what you need to be well, feel healthy, have fun and be enriched. Speaking of sacred, we are on special land, from the tribes who lived here, to our current Special Use Permit from the USFS that allows us to conduct a business on public land. We have a moral and legal obligation to be good stewards. Many on our team have developed a deep and abiding passion for the snow. Consider getting out to enjoy it. However, it’s not a requirement to ski or ride to work here! Passion can take many forms: for the mountains, for serving others, for being a part of a team, for the skills you are learning or haven’t learned yet. Passion can be cultivated from following your interests.

We recognize that finding local seasonal housing can be challenging. Below are some housing resources to help you in your search. More resources will be made available upon job acceptance via our internal team site.


The Turns for Tenants (T4T) Program

The T4T program incentivizes landlords/homeowners to list their available rental units to Mt Hood Meadows and Cooper Spur Team members. Once candidates commit to a job here, they can request an internal list of T4T landlords seeking tenants. This list is typically made available to new hires and returning team members in October.

Team Member Housing

This is affordable housing available to qualifying team members. Please note that space is extremely limited. Contact your manager if you're interested in employee housing after you have accepted a full-time position.

Team Housing Resident Assistant (RA) Program

This is a part-time, paid secondary work assignment available only to full-time team members. In addition to an hourly wage, RAs will receive rent at a reduced rate within team member housing. Aside from conflict management and providing resources to their fellow occupants, their main task will be to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the units in which they oversee.


  • Visit Gorge.Net for Hood River-side rentals
  • Head to the U.S. Forest Service website for information about dispersed camping on Mt. Hood National Forest land, rules and regulations around camping limits and rules
  • Visit for general housing assistance, affordable housing list, and renter resources
  • Nch’i Wana Housing – Housing assistance services for the Native American communities in the Gorge



Meadows provides regularly scheduled employee transportation from Hood River, Parkdale, Sandy, Welches, Rhododendron & Government Camp throughout the operations season. While the bus schedule doesn't work for all shifts and departments, it works for most. There is no bus transportation for Cooper Spur at this time.



Criteria to consider when finding a job to apply for:

#1: Availability - Meadows hires for seasonal, part-time, full-time, and occasionally year-round positions. New positions are updated throughout the year on our Current Openings page. Most of our positions require a commitment to weekend and holiday work during the winter ski and snowboarding season.

#2: Type of Job - It can be overwhelming to know where to start if you're open to any job. Start with the question, "Do I want to work indoors or outdoors?" If you would like to learn more about our many opportunities and departments, we invite you to explore our Current Openings page.

How does the selection process work?

You will need to submit an online application. Once you have submitted an application and you meet the minimum qualifications for the job that you have applied for, the hiring supervisor, manager or recruiter will contact you for next steps. If you're unsure of where you would be the best fit on our team, or you do not see a position listed that you are interested in, submit a General Application, and a representative from the Human Resources staff will get in contact with you.

Need assistance with the application? Email Human Resources at



  • Why Meadows - See why we love to work at Meadows
  • Faces of Meadows - Watch team interviews from various departments
  • Meadows Learning Center - Want to teach ski/snowboard lessons? Learn about our Ski School department. No experience required
  • Lift Operations - Love to work outside and ski/snowboard? Learn about our Lift Operations department
  • Rental Center - Learn about the Rental Center department, located in our new Sahale Lodge
  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort - Learn about our sister resort that includes rustic lodging, a restaurant, and a ski area
  • Awards & Recognition - How we stand out as an industry leader in safety and sustainability
  • Perks - Check out our list of team perks for you and your family