WHAT TO EXPECT
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Our guests should come to the Rubies prepared with the clothing and equipment you might need for any day you go skiing. It's important to plan for all conditions, as any given day can be bluebird, or temperatures could fall below zero and the snow could start flying. Additionally, arrival and departure of the helicopters creates a microclimate of swirling snow and wind from the rotors and although it lasts only a few seconds it, nevertheless, is a weather condition that you must dress for.

Gear list includes, but is not limited to, goggles, sunglasses, hats, gloves, ski clothes and sun block. We recommend layering your clothing for all conditions- including light clothing that can be removed during the day, making sure you have a water resistant layer on the outside. Thick parkas are not recommended.

For more information on TRAVELING TO RUBY, visit our Getting Here page.

Basic Layering
Base: capilene or polypropelene layer that wicks away moisture, instead of absorbing. NOT cotton.
Insulation: Fleece, wool or other warm garment meant to hold heat in, while letting moisture out.
Protection: Waterproof, breathable layer like GORE-TEX® to protect from the elements while allowing your under layers to breath.

If you'd like to stay on top of weather patterns and follow the snowfall as the season progresses and your trip gets closer, we recommend checking out the following sites...

National Weather Service 7 day Forecast- Ruby Mountains

NOAA 7 day forecast for Lamoille, NV

NOAA Infrared Satellite Imagery

Ruby Mountain Sample Guest Schedule (schedule dependent on weather, groups and conditions)

Arrival Afternoon/ Evening
We encourage our guests to arrive the afternoon or evening prior to their first day of skiing. Ruby staff will meet you at the brand new Ruby 360 Lodge to show you your room, give you a tour of the new lodge and get you set up on your skis for your trip with us. Our full service bar will also be open on arrival nights.

Day 1
Wake up door knock- 6 a.m.
Breakfast & Orientation- 6:30 a.m.
Beacon/Helicopter Orientation- 7:15 a.m.
Boot up for day- 8:00 a.m.
Heli skiing and riding- 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lunch on-mountain
Heli skiing and riding- 12:45-3 p.m.
Arrive back at Ruby 360 Lodge- 3 p.m.
Appetizers, full bar service and live music – 5:30 p.m.
Dinner- 6:30 p.m.

Day 2
Wake up door knock- 6 a.m.
Breakfast- 6:30 a.m.
Boot up for day- 7:15 a.m.
Heli skiing and riding- 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lunch on-mountain
Heli skiing and riding- 12:45-3 p.m.
Arrive back at Ruby 360 Lodge- 3 p.m.
Appetizers, full bar service and live music – 5:30 p.m.
Dinner- 6:30 p.m.

Day 3
Wake up door knock- 6 a.m.
Breakfast- 6:30 a.m.
Boot up for day- 7:15 a.m.
Heli skiing and riding- 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lunch on-mountain
Heli skiing and riding- 12:45-3 p.m.
Arrive back at Ruby 360 Lodge- 1-3 p.m. - dependent on departures
Depart Ruby 360 Lodge