For almost four decades, Powder Hounds has been the premier ski school on Mt. Hood at the Timberline Ski Area, providing both skiing and snowboarding instruction.  Powder Hounds' specialized approach to teaching, especially to children, has helped generations of Northwest skiers learn and continue to enjoy winter sports.

A Place for Familes

Our small classes, friendly instructors, easy-to-use rental equipment, and our unique teaching style give every student a sense of fun and accomplishment.

  • Beginner (first-time-on-skis) through Advanced Lessons
  • Specializing in Children and Family Focused Lessons
  • Classes Arranged by Age and Ability
  • Group and Private Lessons Available
  • Weekend and Vacation Class Sessions


Consummate Professionals

Powder Hounds has a long-standing tradition of excellence, and we've earned our reputation by providing superior instruction in a way that is exciting and enjoyable to each student.  We take pride in being "the best school on the mountain" and we will always maintain the balance of tradition and innovation that makes Powder Hounds unique.

  • Teaching the Latest Skiing & Snowboarding Methods and Technologies
  • Lift Tickets Included with Lessons

We have the epuipment you need for the whole family to enjoy a great mountain experience. In cooperation Timberline's excellent rental and technical staff, our rental department has ski & snowboard equipment for all ages and abilities, whether they ski or ride, Hemets are available and strogly encouraged. Located at the south end of Timberline's Rental Department, our friendly staff will get you set up and out enjoying the mountain.

  • Discounted rates and custom adjustment
  • Use the same equipment for the entire session

Check out the conditions!
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Bruno's Lift
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Got Snow?

What does it look like at Timberline.
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