There’s not a more pulse-pounding adventure than hailing your own chopper and riding it to some of the highest peaks in the West before strapping on your best alpine skis and tearing up freshly-fallen snow under the bluest skies you’ve ever seen.
That’s the philosophy espoused by the Royer family who own and operate Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience. Flying with an A-Star 350 B3 high-altitude helicopter (the same model that was the first to land on the summit of Mount Everest), the Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience team provides a true first-class mountain skiing experience with multiple guides, small groups and snowcats for times when the wind is too gusty to fly safely into the mountains.
Once atop the mountain, skiers will enjoy glaciated bowls and 400 named runs across 200,000 skiable acres. The Rubies typically see an impressive 300 inches of snow each year.
The Royers also run a 10-room mountain lodge at the base of the Rubies, giving guests an unforgettable dining and lodging experience. For skiers looking for more rugged accommodations, the company offers a pair of mountain yurts complete with solar power, kitchens and fireplaces for a cozy night’s stay.
RMHE’s guides all have deep experience skiing and guiding in Nevada, and all have level 3 avalanche certifications along with EMT or other medical training.
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