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.