Nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Timberline Lodge Bible School and Discipleship Program offer practical, Christ-centered Bible teaching, small group discipleship, and two mission trips included in tuition. We are located 15 minutes from Winter Park Ski Resort, and run an 8-month course for those seeking an opportunity to grow in Christ and become grounded in the Word of God. 




Our Vision...



Biblical Teaching

A few short videos to give you a glimpse into Biblical Teaching at Timberline Lodge Our Director talking about the practical reality that we're saved by Him to be used by Him One of our teachers Peter Reid shares that Jesus didn't just come to die for you, but also live in you. Zane Black, one of our staff lecturers, talking about the nature of the Christian Life Study the Bible chronologically, covering over fifteen books in depth to see Jesus Christ in the Old and New Testament. Sixteen plus hours a week are dedicated to Bible teaching, covering a broad range of books of the Bible along with some theological and practical topics. Professors, pastors, missionaries, laymen, and Torchbearers staff from around the world come to engage students in one week of focused study for that book or topic with a view to communicating the centrality of Christ. More >>

Relational Discipleship

Meet weekly in a small group with a staff member who is excited to invest in your life through the Word of God and relationship More >>

Intentional Community

Live closely with fellow believers who want to know Jesus better and glorify Him in every aspect of their lives. More >>

Practical Outreach

Engage in Christ-empowered ministry through local outreach to bring the good news of Jesus to people locally and around the world. More >>

Outdoor Adventure

Explore the rugged Colorado outdoors as you and your classmates discover Christian principles through adventure. More >>

Student Testimonials

Student Testimonial

- David 

“I loved the personal way in which the staff poured into us. I also enjoyed the weekly outreach; it was a challenge for me to step out and put what we learned in the classroom into practice”

1st Semester Highlights 

Old Testament and Topical Studies

Men's and Women's Retreat   

Moab Adventure Week   

Thanksgiving Family Retreat   

O.E.S.F (Outdoor Education for Spiritual Formation) 

Local Outreach and Urban Missions Trip

2nd Semester Highlights 

New Testament and Topical Studies

Hosting Youth Groups on Campus 

Mountain Ministry 

Temple Tours 

Spring Community Camping Trip

Local Outreach and Cross-Cultural Missions Trip

Listen to

some of

our past students


Dates & Fees

What's Included

Program fees include registration deposit, classes, room and board, books, internet access, outdoor activities, and adventure trips. Two mission trips are part of the program for all students and included in tuition amount. Prices exclude laundry, ski pass, optional activities, and immigration fees for international students. Ski passes are not mandatory, but because of our ministry at the Winter Park Resort, it is encouraged for those who can afford one. (Skiing/snowboarding experience is not needed to participate in the ministry at the resort.)

Approximate Breakdown of Fees

Class Fees, Room & Board,
and misc fees: $11,831.00

Missions Trips (Local, Urban,
and Cross-Cultural): $2,000.00 Total: $13,831 Refundable Damage Deposit: $200.00

Early Enrollment Discount for 2021 - 2022 Program

**THERE IS NO ENROLLMENT DEADLINE FOR OUR PROGRAM WE TAKE APPLICATIONS UNTIL THE PROGAM IS FULL Early Bird Enrollment Deadline: The student application (including references, transcripts, and application fee) is due by 5:00pm MST February 6, 2021 to be reviewed for acceptance. Once accepted, enrollment (including a $1,000 non-refundable deposit*) must be complete by 5:00pm MST February 14, 2021 A complimentary season ski pass will be given to students fully enrolled for the full program according to these deadlines. *Those enrolling early may choose to divide the $1000 deposit into two payments of $500, the first payment is due by February 14, 2021 and the second by April 25, 2021 to complete the early bird enrollment agreement. Open Enrollment: Applications must be complete (including references, transcripts, and fee) to be reviewed for acceptance. Applicants are accepted at periodic intervals. Once accepted, applicants enrolling after February 14, 2021 are enrolled on a first come, first serve basis. All enrollment forms and the non-refundable enrollment deposit of $1000 must be received for a student to be considered enrolled. Payment Method: Tuition payments by check (deposit only may be paid by credit card). **THERE IS NO ENROLLMENT DEADLINE FOR OUR PROGRAM WE TAKE APPLICATIONS UNTIL THE PROGAM IS FULL

Dates for 2020 - 2021

First Semester Start Date (Arrival Day): September 9th between 10:00am - 3:00pm Family Thanksgiving Retreat: November 25-27 (Families invited to Timberline campus. Students onsite unless signed out before arrival day) Urban Missions Trip (NYC): December 7 - 14 Christmas Break: December 15 - January 9 (Students must be off campus) Second Semester Start Date (Arrival Day): January 10 Spring Missions Trip: TBD Spring Break: TBD (students will need to be off campus for 2 nights) Graduation: May 7, 2021

Dates for 2021 - 2022

First Semester Start Date (Arrival Day): September 8th Graduation (Final Day): May 6th

"Exchange Rate" Scholarship for Canadians

Contact us to learn more about our "Exchange Rate" scholarship for qualifying Canadians. This scholarships aims to provide help to those with a financial need because of the current US to Canadian dollar exchange rate.



Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to and from Denver International Airport

Timberline provides transportation for all trips and programs for the Bible school, however, students are required to arrange their own transportation to/from the airport for school breaks and arrival days at Timberline. (Our Fall missions trip concludes at the end of the first semester, so students are transported to the Denver airport, and will be able to fly home from there or from the city where the Fall missions trip was hosted - typically New York City)

Home James Transportation provides daily service from Denver International Airport to Fraser. On arrival days, Timberline collects students from the drop-off location in Fraser. See their website for more information: www.ridehj.com regarding shuttle schedules. Amtrak also provides daily train service to Fraser.

What is taught in the classroom

Over fifteen books of the Bible and topical studies typically including: Genesis, Joshua, Judges, 1st Samuel, 1st Kings, Ezra, Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Minor Prophets, Mark, Acts, Romans, Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Hebrews, James, Revelation, Trinity, Evangelism, Youth Ministry, How to Study the Bible, and Feasts of Israel.

Is the Bible School accredited

As an eight-month Bible school, we are not regionally accredited, however, there is a growing list of Christian colleges that will allow students to transfer up to fifteen credit hours for studies completed here. Some examples are: Columbia International University, SC http/www.ciu.edu/; Crown College, MN: http://www.crown.edu/; Oak Hills Christian College, MN: http://www.oakhills.edu/; and Colorado Christian University, CO http://www.ccu.edu/. We are currently pursuing more opportunities for credit transfer.

What are the meals like

Meals are included with tuition. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided for the full length of the program. Students typically enjoy a continental breakfast, family-style lunch and dinner. Most weeks, students pack a bag lunch for their outreach day.

What should I pack

Bedding: (available to rent) Comforter set Sheet set x2 (Twin Normal) Mattress cover Pillow Bathroom: Towels/Washcloths Caddy for shower stuff Toiletries Laundry: Laundry Hamper/Bag Laundry soap/dryer sheets School Supplies: Pens/Pencils/Highlighters Non-paraphrase Bible for study (ESV, NIV, NASB, NKJV) Paraphrase Bible like the Amplified for devotions if desired Pocket-sized Bible 2 Journals Drivers License (current through graduation) or other photo ID. Outdoor Clothing: Hiking shoes/boots Quality hiking socks Waterproof jacket Synthetic shirt(s) for wicking of sweat & layering Hiking shorts Hiking pants Swimsuit (one-piece athletic bathing suit for ladies/trunks for men – no speedos) Fleece jacket/hoodie Warm hat/beanie Warm winter gloves or mittens Winter coat Snow pants Snow boots Work clothes (including pants) Outdoor Gear: Daypack/Backpack (for day hikes) Headlamp 2 Nalgene water bottles (1 full liter each and/or camelback reservoir) Sunglasses Sunscreen Zero-degree Sleeping bag (available to rent) Optional Items to bring: Blue tak for hanging photos Storage bins for under bed Bulletin board/whiteboard Flashlight (+ extra batteries) Medications/toiletries (Advil, Emergen-C, First aid kit, tweezers, nail clippers) Snowboard/Ski equipment Multiday backpack Snowshoes Ice skates/Hockey equipment (some sizes available for use on site) Mountain bike Backpacking tent & camping gear Climbing shoes/gear Board games and card games To consider: Ski pass to the Winter Park Ski Resort ( https://www.winterparkresort.com/plan-yourtrip/tickets-and-passes ) Membership to the local Rec Center ( http://www.fraservalleyrec.org/grand-park-community-recreation-center/ ) Do Not Bring: Television DVD player Video game console Rated ‘R’ or inappropriate movies Desktop computer

Packing Constraints

Please pack no more than two large suitcases. We have limited storage space in shared dorm rooms.

Dorm Rooms (storage space)

Students can expect to have 2-3 dresser drawers, space for hanging clothes, 1-2 shelves/cubbies for belongings, and half of the space under a bunk bed. Storage lockers are provided outdoors for skis and snowboards.

Student Body Size

Our maximum number of students is 38.

Taste and See

Prospective students and their parents are welcome to come get a glimpse of life at Timberline. Please arrange a visit by emailing registrar@timberlinelodge.org. We usually arrange for prospective students to arrive Sunday evening and depart sometime Tuesday afternoon. This will provide a chance to participate in a Family Group Breakfast in a staff home, our All Community Worship time of singing and testimonies, an outdoor adventure, and Bible classes. Taste and See is free of charge – prospective students must arrange their own transportation to/from Timberline.


Students are welcome to bring a vehicle to school. Students must provide Timberline with a copy of their car key for the plowing team. Transport to/from all Timberline programming is provided as well as a weekly town/laundry shuttle and a weekly shuttle to the ski resort. (in the winter)

Typical Week

Special Diets

An additional fee is required for students requiring a special diet (gluten/dairy free etc.) See the financial agreement form for details.

Christmas Break

Students enjoy a 3-4 week Christmas break immediately following the Fall missions trip. Students are required to be away from campus over break. See the Dates and Fees section for specifics.

International Students

International students will work with our registrar and our immigration attorney to obtain a visa for their time of study in the United States. Please email our registrar at registrar@timberlinelodge.org with any questions.


WiFi is available to students in the main lodge. Because of our location, our wireless internet speeds are not as fast as many students from more urban areas are used to.

Can guests visit

Absolutely! Students are permitted to host guests in their dorm room up to 5 nights at a time. We also gave guest rooms available at a discounted rate for friends and family of current students.

Is it possible to register early

An early commitment is advised because slots generally begin to fill in January. Timberline offers an early registration incentive each year. See the "Dates and Fees" page.

Where do most students come from

Each year is different. We have students from all over the world; but primarily, America, Canada, and Europe.

Cell reception

Verizon Wireless is the only cell provider that has good service on our campus. AT&T has some reception. Most providers have full service in town.

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