Fall and Summer Yurt Accommodations / Winter Ski Touring Program
The Ruby High Yurt is located at 9,700 feet on the top of Conrad Creek ridge in the Ruby Mountains.
The yurt is fully furnished to cater to our guests. The yurt comfortably sleeps 4 people. There are 2 additional fully insulated weather port structures adjacent to the yurt, which can sleep 3 people each. The yurt and weather ports are powered by Goal Zero solar power offering solar lights and power outlets. The yurt is well stocked with a camp chef propane duel burner stove for cooking, as well as all cooking and kitchen gear. A propane fireplace heats the yurt. Once at the yurt site the scenery and beauty of Conrad and Talbot Creek is overwhelming. Hiking in the summer starts right out the door and skiing in the winter begins as soon as you clip into your skis. Join us this season for an unforgettable backcountry adventure.
SUMMER/ FALL 2016
What to expect:
$250 per night, up to 4 people. $50 additional fee per person after 4 people. 2 night minimum.
Helicopter access is available for flights in to the yurt and out of the yurt for an additional fee.
Access may also be possible with a mule team. The mules can carry your provisions.
Please call for availability.
Guests choosing to walk in can expect a 2-hour moderate hike from our parking area at 7,000 feet to the yurt location at 9,700 feet. There are two access routes, one is steeper than the other. Both are marked.
Guided walk in only with guests to yurt - $75
Guided walk in and out with guest to yurt - $150
All day guide, in and out of yurt and day fee - $300
Helicopter Assist guide- loading and unloading fee- $150 for each loading. ($150 if guests fly in alone, guide will be at yurt to unload them) ($150 next day if guests want to fly out, guide will be needed to load/ unload).
Supply own food, carry or air lift in.
Guest carries out waste & garbage unless in and out guide fee is paid.
* Catered meals available upon request – menu to be determined
Meals can be prepped & guest can prepare
or private chef fee is additional of meal cost with a 20% gratuity and sales tax added
Private chef fee is $75 per hour.
What to expect:
Join Ruby Mountain Heli-Ski on a mechanized backcountry assist tour. Spend 2 full days ski touring in the remote Ruby Mountains of Nevada with one of our world-class ski guides.
From November 1st until April 1st: $500 per person with a 4-person minimum per night with a 2-night trip minimum.
(2 day minimum = $4,000, divided by 4 people.)
The trip includes:
Lodging at the Yurt (elevation 9,700k)
Transportation into the yurt by helicopter or snow cat
Guided skiing with a RMH guide for the duration of the trip
* Guests are welcome to ski in to the yurt, which is roughly a 2-hour hike in on a maintained snow cat track. This option will reduce the total package price by $400 total.
Guests must bring their own food, skis/poles or split board with touring bindings and skins. Guests must also provide their own beacons packs, shovels and probes. Guests will also ski with their own gear out.
Additional heli lifts may be available at the option of RMH and cost $400 per lift.
RMH requests ½ of the total price due prior to your arrival, this amount is non-refundable. The balance is due prior to departure.
Please leave contact numbers when you book.
Please arrive at staging area, which will be announced, to you later, the afternoon prior at 2:30 pm. At this time you will fill out any paper work, (Waiver) and go through several orientations. This is a mandatory meeting. You will be transported to the Yurt, ski first day, stay at Yurt a second night, ski the second day and back to RMH base. Before you leave the Yurt each day all your items must be packed and stored, as RMH skiers may be using the Yurt during the day.
Please bring all your equipment and your backpack organized that evening. Please see attached equipment list. Ski packs should weigh at a maximum 15lbs per person.
At this time:
* Due to hazardous material regulations no type of compressed air is to be transported by the aircraft if you decide to add the aircraft on to your package.
Arriving at the staging area please park your vehicle to the side. We can help with directions if you need them. Please leave the keys in your car. You may want to drive your car to another staging area, to be determined upon your arrival.
Be prepared to ski out.
Transportation into the Yurt
Lodging at the Yurt
Equipment List for Skiers
20-30L ski touring backpack (due to hazmat regulations no compress air)
Ski tour set up, with boots and skins.
Avalanche safety equipment: Beacon, shovel probe
1.5L-2L of water capacity
Gloves (warm and thin pair)
Extra warm clothes (puffy jacket)
Lunch and snacks
* Guide will have all group equipment (navigation kit, first aid kit, rescue kit, sat phone, and two-way radio)