Francy's impeccable, largely homegrown, wholesome but healthy and creative cooking met all my strange dietary restrictions, keeping me full and knocking the socks off the big guys I was with. Sustenance is necessary for the epic skiing you didn't think you could find in the continental US. WOW! Joe's knowledge of the terrain and weather is the likes of a native chief with 100 years of wisdom. The staff though. WHERE DO YOU FIND THESE GUYS! Professionals in every form- athletics, hospitality, adventuring, leading, coaching and the occasional outlandish female medical need while on the slopes. Ya. They're the best crew. The best Heli skiing operation in the west. Maybe the only that makes sure they'll get you where you need to go, snocat or by air, to have the kind of ski day you expect in heaven alone.
Such an amazing ski experience that I'm returning for the 5th straight year. I cannot recommend highly enough. Go. You will not be disappointed.
EXCELLENT FROM BEGINNING TO END
I mentioned to a few of you, I knew I would shortly be back at my desk dreaming of the Ruby’s, and here I am. Thank you for the great trip this week, I had an excellent time from beginning to end. The skiing was as fantastic as it was varied. Your hospitality from the lodge to the slopes was gracious. I even am craving a little Crown… I hope to see you all on another trip, but until then I will be singing your praises.
FEELS MORE LIKE FAMILY
We had a great time as usual and three days of heavy snow was a bonus. I'm going through withdrawals with no fresh powder shot into my face the last two days. Thanks again you guys have a great crew, feels more like family.
AN EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
I just wanted you folks to know that we truly had an exceptional experience! You have always treated us well but this time was over the top! Everyone commented how wonderful the trip was and the professional manner of the guides, down to Mike the cook were admirable. Thanks again and I'll be talking again to you soon!
THE REAL REASON I'M COMING BACK!
Francy's cooking is the best I've ever had the great fortune to enjoy, and that includes several ski lodges, Alaskan fishing lodges, cruise ships, and more. That's the real reason I'm coming back!
BEST SKI DAYS OF MY LIFE
I wanted to thank Joe, Francy, Mike and the whole “Ruby family” for another (my 2nd) fantastic ski adventure. Great personalized guiding/staff, 1st class accommodations/housekeeping, 5 star food and of course tremendous skiing. I have skied extensively in the west and 3 times in the southern hemisphere and done 5 heliski trips (2 in Canada, 1 in Alaska and 2 with R.M.H.) where I have also had outstanding snow and skiing but Sat. and Sun. Feb. 26th and 27th, 2011 were the best ski days that I have ever had in my life! I can’t wait to return again…my wife allowing!
DELIGHTFUL, PROFESSIONAL, ACCOMMODATING
What a fantastic trip! The entire crew were delightful, professional and very accommodating. We hope to be back again before the end of this season.
Just an additional note to say how happy we were with our trip to Ruby this year. The skiing was great, the food was fantastic and the overall experience was perfect. Your staff is great. They all seem to be on the same page - working to provide the customers with a safe, seamless, fun and memorable trip. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
COVERING ALL THE DETAILS
We had a terrific time. Your crew does a great job of covering all of the details, with grace that makes it look easy (and we know that it is not).
I can't begin to tell you how wonderful the experience of skiing with you was. Everything was just fantastic and all of that new snow just added to, what I as a first-timer with you, consider as perfect. I really enjoyed meeting all of you and all of the other guests. I would like to have you pass on a special thanks to Fred Alldredge for me as he was especially attentive and helpful. Thank you again!
I want to let you know what a great visit we had with you and the Ruby Mountain gang this year. Convention would have had me say a “great tour”, but as we have enjoyed and experienced over the years with you and Francy and the guides and staff, these trips are more like visits to old friends with great skiing thrown in as a bonus. And we had the bonus in spades this year – just terrific skiing with the most comfortable guiding and heli lifts! It’s unbelievable that the Ruby Mtn. experience just gets better every year.
This year I lost 10 pounds (although you would never know it when Maz puts her big toe on the back of the weighing platform on the first morning) and it showed in my endurance and strength. But I realize that I better lose 20 for next year – 10 for the skiing and 10 that Francy and crew will demolish with the fabulous cuisine!
EVERYTHING I HOPED
Thank you again for 3 fantastic days of skiing. Your kindness and expert knowledge made the trip everything that I had hoped and will remain one of the best skiing adventures of my life. The constant concern about each and every guest and working to get us the best possible snow made the difference. I thought the snow was great and cannot believe that all of you felt the conditions were marginal (deteriorating conditions!), I can only hope to be back when you consider the skiing to be great.
The couloir, Joe's birthday party, the fantastic French Toast, the powder shots, flying through the dome gap and the great company were each great, but together made this the best!
I look forward to skiing with you again soon.
PROFESSIONAL, WONDERFUL, GREAT
We had a great time with you guys. The guides did a great job. And even though we had a day with no heli, the cat was got us into some great snow. You operate a very professional company out there. The food was great and the service was wonderful. Your whole staff deserves a pat on the back.
NOTHING HAS EXCEEDED YOUR EXPERIENCE
We had great skiing with you back in 2004 (it was our first heli-skiing experience), and even though I have since done heli-skiing in Uath and B.C., nothing has exceeded that experience. We're already looking forward to the next trip with you guys!
LIVE OUT A DREAM
I wanted to thank you and all of your wonderful staff for giving me the opportunity to live out a dream. Everything from the fantastic skiing to the gourmet food was world class. I had such a wonderful experience and I wish to thank in particular Joe "Devo" for his professionalism as a ski guide. He was exceptional and his experience showed. Thanks again to everyone, I feel as though I have made new friends and look forward to seeing you all again.
Thanks again everyone, I enjoyed myself very much. My first day back on the chairlift at home, someone saw my sticker and said "Ruby Mountain Heli! I was just looking at their website yesterday. How was it?" and I said- AWESOME!!!
Spectacular lodging, food, guides, equipment, terrain, and of course POWDER.
IMPRESSED AND APPRECIATIVE
I am sitting at my law office desk thinking about the world of litigation and stress and it dawns on me that I never once thought about these things when I was in the company of your extended Ruby Mountains family. I need to to tell you (again ) how impressed and appreciative I am for your stewardship that exemplifies the utmost care for the safety of the operation and the guests. Anyone can have a great time when the conditions are perfect. The real test is to make it interesting and enjoyable for a broad spectrum of guests with markedly different skills when the snow is the consistency of meringue. ( Thank god for snowboards!)
Thanks also to your staff at every level from Quack to the housekeepers and every one in between. Each performed admirably. After three seasons with you I have even more admiration for the guides, equipment, food and camaraderie that abounds each time I come back. Best wishes for a happy summer and we will see you next year (if not sooner).
GREAT HOSPITALITY, AWESOME RIDING
Thank you so much for a 5-star weekend at Red's Ranch. My son and I had a memorable experience - great hospitality and awesome riding. See you next time.
TRULY A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE
It was, truly, a memorable experience. The drama of the mountains, no matter where you are, or which range you find yourself in, never ceases to be awe inspiring and the Ruby Range is no different. However, the tenuous, uncertain aspect of group experiences rests with the individuals and the personalities they bring along. Consequently, our already incredible adventure of heli-skiing was enhanced beyond my expectations with Tom Carter's guidance! Thanks for running such a top notch operation - your staff makes the experience what it is....it helps to have the Ruby Mtns. in your back yard!
BEST POWDER SKIING EVER
That was the best powder skiing we've ever had, and the most fun! Joe and the guides are such good people, Francy's cooking, Carol's organization... You've got a great thing going-keep up the good work.
HATED TO LEAVE
Just wanted to send a quick note to say what a great time was had by all this past week. Everyone on your team made us feel at home and we hated to leave!
Y'all really made it a special birthday. I'm sure we'll see you next season.
CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN
Thank you for a wonderful time and putting up with our annual or semi-annual 'let it all hang out in the mountains reunion'. It was very special as you are too. I can't wait to return. Keep up the great job.
OVER THE TOP
Thanks for a great 3 days. The guides and pilot overcame difficult snow conditions to make this a first class outdoor adventure. The food and accommodations were over the top! I look forward to making fresh tracks next year. You guys are the best.
The skiing experience was absolutely fabulous. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. It was an experience that will never be forgotten. The Ruby Mountains are breath-taking, you are fortunate to be able to enjoy them daily.