Guides have a huge impact on guests trips and it is our goal for our clients to leave saying “That was one of the best trips of my life.”
All of our guides are required to have a Level 3 Avalanche certification from either the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) or the American Avalanche Institute (AAI). The level 3 course is the highest avalanche qualification taught in the United States. All of our guides have extensive medical training, with a Wilderness First Responder, EMT, or Outdoor Emergency Care required to guide at Ruby. Client care and group management are also very important to Ruby Guides. We operate with a 4:1 guide to client ratio which allows for small groups and more attention to detail.
From: San Francisco, CA
Years with Ruby: 40
Why Ruby Mountain: I was working at Snowbird in the early 70's and would travel to Marin, CA in the off season. I-80 was a two lane road and always an adventure, a relief to make it to the next town. The Ruby Mountains were a stand out, and had to have some skiing. The exploring came in the mid 1970's and we are still exploring today. Seems like we are always learning something new. Some way to ski new terrain, or some way to make the experice better for our guests. The business continues to be a work in progress.
The greatest reward is being able to provide a backcountry experience to our clients and hear them say, "That's the best day of skiing in the my life!"
Off Season: Traveling wtih Francy and Mike, fishing, surfing and bike riding. Working on RMH and enjoying life in Lamoille, NV.