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Our guests should come to the Rubies prepared with any clothing and equipment you might need for any day you go skiing. But should you want to try something new, Ruby Mountain Heli Experience is proud to have relationships with some of the best companies in the outdoor industry. All guests at Ruby are provided with some of the best powder skis and poles currently on the market. The skis Ruby provides guests with make it possible for skiers to experience the new and constantly evolving ski technology.

Boot rental for skis/snowboards is NOT available through Ruby or anywhere in Elko. It is very important to remember to bring your boots- carry them on the plane!

We also offer guests the opportunity to shop our retail store with a variety of goggles, hats, fleece garments, and other gift items from companies like Patagonia, North Face, Oakley and more.

Be prepared for extremes of weather and snow conditions. For more information on what to expect and bring on your trip visit our Trip Planner/What to Expect page for details.

Beginning in 2017, Ruby will be partnered with Atomic for some of the top products in skis on the market. Ruby will offer Atomic’s Backland line in various lengths, widths in both men’s and women's styles. The Ruby fleet of Atomic skis will be updated each year to offer our guests the newest products available on the market from Atomic.
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In 2016 Ruby partnered with Scott Sports becoming the first lower 48 helicopter skiing operation to require all guests wear an airbag. The 12 L Scott airbag is one of the lightest and smallest airbags on the market, making it appealing to our operation. Each guest will be issued an airbag upon arrival at Ruby.
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Ruby uses the Pulse Barryvox avalanche transceiver. The Pulse is one of the best beacons on the market. the pulse offers a combination of a digital and analog device with three antennas. Easy. Fast. Effective. Easy: Clear instructions thanks to an easy operating concept. Fast: Fast and precise locating thanks to a 360° display and three antennas. Effective: A significant time saving, thanks to a clear ovierviewing situations involving multiple buried victims. Each guest will be issued a transceiver upon arrival at Ruby.
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Each guest airbag pack that is issued for guest’s time at Ruby is stocked with an avalanche probe and shovel.