Lamoille, Nev. (Fall 2009) — Great bonding experiences leave people with memories that are never forgotten. With days full of exhilarating helicopter skiing followed by evenings spent relaxing in front of an inviting fireplace, Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience offers the perfect destination for a long overdue get-together with family members or old friends.

“How many times do we say ‘life is too short’ or ‘there’s no better time than family time,’” says Joe Royer, of Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience. “So many of our trips are made up of families or groups of close friends. We accommodate the whole range of ages and skiing abilities from the 40-something dad with his 12-year-old snowboarding daughter to the 82-year-old lifetime skier with his 50-year-old son.”

Families or good friends searching for an intimate, unforgettable experience need not look any further than Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience located in Lamoille, Nev. halfway between Salt Lake City and Reno. With its superlative skiing and snowboarding opportunities, some say RMH is one of the best-kept secret in the United States. Here you’ll find glaciated bowls, tree skiing, peaks over 11,000 feet, and a helicopter that will leave perma-grins on the faces of eager intermediates, as well as anything-goes experts.

Joe Royer and his team of guides meticulously review all the safety protocols, and the ability level of each guest is evaluated. Guides choose runs suitable for their individual four-member groups. RMH’s well-trained team are among the most qualified in the business, spending countless hours evaluating snowpack, wind and weather conditions. Resting between the Sierra and Wasatch ranges, the Rubies’ location is ideal for high-quality snow. Storms traveling from both northern and southern systems dry out over the high desert of Nevada, lightening the massive blocks of precipitation. The fortunate result is light, dry, cold smoke.

Guests are guaranteed 39,000 feet of vertical lift over their three-day stay. On the infrequent occasion when RMH is unable to access the terrain via helicopter due to weather, the day is not lost. RMH offers a snowcat skiing option to guests as an alternative.

After skiing guests settle into Reds Ranch, the operation’s 10-bedroom ranch house set on over 90 acres of ranchland at the base of the Ruby Mountains. Featuring a great room with massive stone fire place, library and billiards table, there is plenty of room for guests to stretch out and swap end-of-day ski tales.

“It’s great to see family members sharing stories around the dinner table,” observes Joe’s wife, Francy Royer, who oversees the culinary side of things at Reds Ranch. “People are so busy these days – a Ruby Mountain trip allows families to recharge their batteries and reconnect with one another.”

Joe and Francy say they see evidence of this valuable family reconnect frequently at RMH. Somehow this winning combination of unparalleled alpine adventure, luxurious lodging, gourmet dining and caring hosts brings out the best in family members and good friends alike.

Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience takes pride in offering an outstanding ski experience matched with utmost regard for client safety. From mid-January to mid-April guests can experience a three-day trip to explore the untouched Ruby Range in northeastern Nevada. For more information or to book your trip please contact Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience at (775) 753-6867 or email Also, visit RMH at

Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience is based in Lamoille in the base of the Lamoille Canyon, about 20 miles southeast of Elko. The U-shaped valley is known as Nevada's Yosemite, resting at an elevation of just below 6,000 feet and surrounded by 10,000-foot peaks. Skiers and riders can access more than 200,000 acres of pristine wilderness with unlimited terrain and with a vertical relief over 5,000 feet, Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience consistently puts together lines extending over 2,000 vertical feet.

Ruby Mountain also offers three-day packages, which include meals, lodging, guide service, ski rental and a vertical guarantee of 39,000 feet.