March 26, 2024. back 2 back.

A repeat of yesterday, eerily similar. Nine runs yesterday in Conrad in the snowcats due to heavy snow showers and cloud cover. The cats are such a huge part of our operation, getting guests out in the storm when there is not a flyable condition due to weather. The exact same run count and weather […]

March 25, 2024. never underestimate this place.

Day 1 of the mid-week three-day tour. Nine runs in Conrad Creek in the snowcats due to heavy snow showers and cloud cover. Four to six inches of new snow since yesterday. This place is magic. Never underestimate it because it will blow your mind every time. Unsettled weather continues tomorrow before clearing on Wednesday. […]

March 24, 2024. 3″ can make a big difference.

We followed up one of the worst days of skiing during the 2024 season yesterday with a big rebound today. Nine runs, seven in the snowcats and 2 in the aircraft to finish the day and to finish the tour. 2-5″ of new snow overnight throughout Conrad Creek significantly improved the skiing and the surface […]

March 23, 2024. everything changes.

When the skiing is great- it is going to change. And when the skiing is bad- it is going to change. We gave it a shot today in Conrad Creek in the snowcats, with strong winds, clouds and not a chance to have the snow surface heat up to improve the skiing. Conditions were as […]

March 22, 2024. better than expected.

First day of the mid week three-day tour. We took a recon flight this morning during morning orientations and found the best looking snow surface throughout the range in Long and Segunda. We usually don’t travel south on day 1 of the tour because it is a slow paced morning with orientations. This time of […]

March 21, 2024. variable.

Spring Season. The corn cycle requires the melt/ freeze process. Melting during the day with the sun’s heat, freezing during the night with cold temperatures and perfectly timed skiing for a soft mid-day surface. It is a delicate cycle that requires little wind, warm daytime temperatures and cold nighttime temperatures, when any of those don’t […]

March 19, 2024. can’t believe our eyes.

Ten runs in the high alpine. Chasing the sun for 6 runs of corn snow this morning before changing aspects and finding a mix of soft recrystallized powder and wind affected snow on the day’s final four runs. We skied in Groiswold Canyon today, one of the most dramatic canyons in the range for the […]

March 17, 2024. happy anniversary ruby.

47 years to the day, the dream started. March 17, 1977 was the first day of Ruby, with several guests in the southern Ruby terrain. And here we are today. We celebrated by skiing extra vertical in Talbot Creek and a heli- assist tour took a lift into the Ruby Dome Area. Cold, shallow skiing […]

March 16, 2024. lucky 13.

Four groups of three-day package guests. One group of high yurt guests. One group of heli-assist guests. Thirteen runs for the package guests. Five different canyons. 249 tracks. The biggest day of the year. Lucky 13. Sweet dreams.

March 15, 2024. just then the wind blew.

The east wind continues. A lot of wind transported snow and 5  runs today in Conrad Creek in the snowcat terrain. The 48 hours of East wind has hammered open east facing slopes. The best skiing is in sheltered trees and leeward facing slopes. The wind is expected to decrease overnight with calm conditions settling […]