What to Expect

You should come to the Rubies prepared with the clothing and equipment you might need for any day you go skiing. It's important to plan for all conditions, as any given day can be bluebird, or temperatures could fall below zero and the snow could start flying. Additionally, arrival and departure of the helicopters creates a microclimate of swirling snow and wind from the rotors and although it lasts only a few seconds it, nevertheless, is a weather condition that you must dress for.

Gear list includes, but is not limited to, goggles, sunglasses, hats, gloves, ski clothes and sun block. We recommend layering your clothing for all conditions- including light clothing that can be removed during the day, making sure you have a water resistant layer on the outside. Thick parkas are not recommended.

For any and all travel insurance needs, please visit the following link to explore opportunities with our insurance partner Travelex (locaiton #28-0037). More info here.

For more information on TRAVELING TO RUBY, visit our Getting Here page.

Basic Layering
Base: capilene or polypropelene layer that wicks away moisture, instead of absorbing. NOT cotton.
Insulation: Fleece, wool or other warm garment meant to hold heat in, while letting moisture out.
Protection: Waterproof, breathable layer like GORE-TEX® to protect from the elements while allowing your under layers to breath.

If you'd like to stay on top of weather patterns and follow the snowfall as the season progresses and your trip gets closer, we recommend checking out the following sites...

National Weather Service 7 day Forecast- Ruby Mountains

NOAA 7 day forecast for Lamoille, NV

NOAA Infrared Satellite Imagery

Ruby Mountain Sample Guest Schedule (schedule dependent on weather, groups and conditions)

Arrival Day
Arrive at Reds Ranch (afternoon or evening), settle in, meet and greet, discuss gear and tune skis/boards (if needed), relax and rest up for a day in the mountains. We provide shuttle service for dining in arrival night

Day 1
Wake up call- 6 a.m.
Breakfast served + paperwork- 6:30 a.m.
Orientation- 7 a.m.
Beacon/Helicopter Orientation- 7:30 a.m.
Dress for Skiing/Riding- 8 a.m.
Boot up for day- 8:15 a.m.
Heli skiing and riding- 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lunch on-mountain
Heli skiing and riding- 12:45-3 p.m.
Arrive back at base- 3 p.m.
Massage Therapist's available- 4:15, 5:30, 7:30 p.m.
Hors d'oeurves served/ live music- 5:30 p.m.
Dinner- 6:30 p.m.

Day 2
Wake up call- 6 a.m.
Breakfast served- 6:30 a.m.
Dress for Skiing/Riding- 7 a.m.
Boot up for day- 7:30 a.m.
Heli skiing and riding- 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lunch on-mountain
Heli skiing and riding- 12:45-3 p.m.
Arrive back at base- 3 p.m.
Massage Therapist's available- 4:15, 5:30, 7:30 p.m.
Hors d'oeurves served: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner- 6:30 p.m.

Day 3
Wake up call- 6 a.m.
Breakfast served- 6:30 a.m.
Dress for Skiing/Riding- 7 a.m.
Pack up room before heading out
Boot up for day- 7:45 a.m.
Heli skiing and riding- 8:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lunch on-mountain
Heli skiing and riding- 12:45-3 p.m.
Arrive back at base- 1-3 p.m. - dependent on departures
Depart Reds Ranch

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