January 15, 2021. The start.

Year 44. Day 1.

We skied 6 runs today in the Lamoille Canyon Area, celebrating with a group of 15 guests with a number of 50th birthdays.

Good skiing is found in the upper elevation sheltered terrain. Coverage is thin and early season season conditions exist below 9,ooo feet.

We are expecting a pattern shift to a more active and progressive pattern around the 20th of January.

Let it snow.

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January 9, 2021 Ruby Magic

A true Ruby Magic Storm last night. We woke up to 6 inches of new snow at Ruby 360 Lodge.

We haven’t seen above the 8,000 foot elevation level in more than 24 hours.

Early conditions still exist, but this storm helped immensely.

The aircraft and guides arrive tomorrow (January 10th.)

We will know a lot more and will update this page with what we see when we get into the mountains.

The first guests of our 44th season arrive Thursday for the Friday-Sunday three day tour.

The party is on.

December 27th. Happy Holidays from Ruby.

Happy Holidays from the Ruby family. We are wishing you all a great festive season and wonderful 2021 ahead.

We are looking forward to our opening January 15th.

The Ruby Mountains have received many small storms through December that have created a good base above 9k.

It is still thin coverage, but with each passing storm things fill in more and more.

The weather forecast is favorable with a persistent west coast trough through the long term period.

We currently  have limited observations throughout the range, reports coming in from snowmobiler traffic in Lamoille Canyon today was 8-10 inches of new snow from yesterdays Christmas magic storm at 9,500 feet.

The aircraft and guides arrive January 10th. Year 44 is coming soon.

Happy New Year.

December 13, 2020. Winter has arrived.

The Ruby Mountains saw a beautiful end of November with gorgeous fall days and high pressure for a 2-3 week time period. Like everyone in the ski industry we have been anxious to see the first significant winter storm. Glued to the weather models during the high pressure period, the “mid December pattern change”, was a common theme with many of the forecasts.

On the night of December 10th, Lamoille went to sleep and woke up to 5 inches of snow at Ruby 360 lodge. The beautiful fall which lasted for several weeks was instantly transformed to a blanket of white cold winter like temperatures.

Active weather continues with a Winter Storm Advisory tonight with up to a foot of snow likely in the Ruby Mountains.

The west coast trough of low pressure systems is expected to continue to impact the Great Basin and Ruby Range through the Christmas Holiday, with the long range showing a return to high pressure for the final week of December before another trough welcomes the new year of 2021 with an active storm pattern.

We are looking to year 44 beginning January 15th.

Our homepage offers our updated COVID policy and protocols. Ruby is proud to offer on-site testing at Ruby 360 Lodge as a CLIA federally licensed exempt testing lab for all individuals showing potential symptoms of the virus.

Let it snow.