Skiing the Ruby Mountains has been on our to-do list for quite some time. We have talked wishfully of doing some heli-skiing in the area but our budget, the snow conditions and time-off from work have never quite aligned. Once the Terminal Cancer Couloir came to our attention, no heli needed, we decided that a trip to the Ruby Mountains needed to happen sooner rather the later.
Honestly, I wasn't sure that the couloir would be able to live up to all it's hype and recommendation, but some how it did. Not because of the skiing, but because it's an incredible aesthetically cool line that left us feeling like kings, fortunate in experience and lucky to be alive.