ruby mountain heli
Family owned and operated since 1977
With an incredible variety of terrain for all ability levels, the Ruby Mountains truly are a special place.
ruby 360 lodge
Exquisite accommodations and world-class dining, 44 years in the making
guaranteed to get out
No down days with our snowcat skiing option
Our guests become our family
“Skiing in such a beautiful mountain range with top-rate professional guides is what keeps us coming back year after year. As ski patrollers, we really appreciate their efforts to have the most up-to-date safety technology and weather forecasting tools available. Knowing the commitment that goes into making sure guests are safe truly enhances the overall experience.There are so many things that bring us back year after year. High on the list is an enjoyment of one of the most beautiful mountain ranges we know in an intimate environment with fantastic people. The Royers have built an operation that is so unique and special.”
From the minute I leave the 360 Lodge I’m itching to get back. While the food, drink and accommodations are superb, it’s the Royer family vibe and the incredibly friendly staff and guides that make this a one-of-a-kind experience--one of a kind that I hope to experience year after year after year.
RMH has provided memorable adventures and lifelong friendships, 35 years for Mark and 22 years for Dom… The Rubies are always magical and capture the essence of a high altitude backcountry experience. Access to the mountains has been carefully planned and it has evolved with Joe’s thorough 40+ years of experience in the range. An unforgettable part of the Western U.S. and an unforgettable experience we look forward to each winter.
The Ruby Mountains are one of my "special "places. Over 15 years I've had the good fortune to share the experience of skiing the Rubies with each of my children, my close friends and even big groups of colleagues. The Ruby Mountain crew always make it a special experience to ski the "Yosemite of Nevada". Lots of great and varied terrain...I've had a lot of "Best Day Ever” times in the Rubies.
I have done four trips with Ruby Mountain Heli and just booked it again for next year. Why do I keep coming back? It's easily accessible, the terrain is wonderful, and the Royer's are fabulous hosts. Most importantly, I have the utmost confidence in the guides. Heli-skiing can be dangerous and I have never had reason to question any of their decisions. I highly recommend Ruby Mountain Heli! As Warren Miller famously said, "If you don't do it this year, you'll be one year older when you do.”
My friends and I have been skiing the Rubies with the Royers and Ruby Mountain Heli-Ski for as long as I can remember. Ever trip has been memorable and worth every penny. When the Royers finally built their own lodge right at the base of their skiing operation, that just made the experience that much more worthwhile. A day in the Rubies is a day in paradise, and a night at the Ruby 360 Lodge is a night in paradise.
The addition of Ruby 360 Lodge puts Ruby over the top with top notch accommodations, great food, wonderful people and off the beaten path so no one else is around. It is a very elegant mountain range that makes me feel like I am in the middle of nowhere, but then I get to fly back to the lodge, a massage, cocktail hour, dinner service and a hot tub. The place is as good as it gets with some of the best people around.
I’ve been going over to the Rubies since we stayed at a warped floor inn with 3 helicopters in a cow pasture full of cow pies, likely 25+ trips over 40 years. I guess that sort of says something it in itself. Ruby continues to constantly evolve to seek the best customer experience. I’ve had more fun and great memories at the Rubies with ski poles in my hands than any other place on this earth. I last told my friends in Park City before this last trip “that I’m going to my favorite place."
Skiing in the Ruby Mountains is the high point of my year, every year. The snow and the terrain is spectacular and the operation is absolutely world-class. You find yourself in these incredible spots with amazing guides keeping you safe, and it's just about the most fun a person can possibly have. The skiing is fantastic, but just being out in those mountains is a profound experience I look forward to every year.
My brother-in-law and I have been coming to RMH annually since 1977. When our children were in high school we started bringing them along if they made progress in their tougher classes. Our initials, carved in the tree trunks like those of Basque shepherds, can still be found. No better investment can be made in your memories with your daughter or son.