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Ruby Mountains Heli Experience

Ruby MountainsImagine leaving a surf bungalow in Mexico to start a helicopter skiing outfit in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada. That’s what Joe Royer did 33 years ago and today his heli outfit is perhaps the best kept secret in North American skiing and snowboarding (many don’t realize that Nevada is the most mountainous state in the lower 48). If you’re looking for a compelling story for this winter Ruby Mountains Heli Experience is it. 10 peaks about 11,000 feet (in Nevada!), 200,000 acres of accessible terrain, a great alternative to resort skiing, 3 day and 1 day trips available, gourmet food, luxury lodging at historic Red’s Ranch and a guide class that is second to none. Families and friends of all shapes, sizes and skill levels pile into Ruby’s birds every year and it’s about time the rest of the world heard about it. Family owned and operated, Joe Royer and his wife Francy personally oversee and participate in every trip. Francy’s expertise in the kitchen (after years training with world-renowned chefs) soothes the soul after a day of powder in the mountains, and Joe’s attention to safety and the satisfaction of every guest make Ruby Mountain the perfect alternative ski trip for anyone and everyone.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. I keep receiving invites to heli-ski and it sounds absolutely terrifying. But if I were going to attempt it, Joe and Francy sound like the people to do it with. Thanks for the recomendation!

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