How to find a gold ring in snow at Whistler, BC

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Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463


I got a phone call from a young lady who said her brother had lost his ring at a park in Whistler, our famous ski resort. She went on to tell me her brother was throwing a snowball and the custom-made ring that he had made, came off his finger and landed somewhere in the snow. She asked if I could help him and I said yes absolutely. She then called her brother and gave him my number, he called shortly after, we discussed the search and he thought that someone had already found it but I still want to go up and make sure.

I asked him to Google earth a map of the park so I could find it and know where he was and where he believed his ring came off his finger, he told me he wasn’t good with computers and that he would draw a map take a picture and send it to me, and he did.  I headed up early the next morning with my wife Beverley and we both were looking forward to finding his custom ring.

About an hour and 40 minutes to get to the park and it was snowing lightly and still snow on the ground, which made me feel that we had a good chance to find his ring. When I got to the area I FaceTime Francis to get our bearings to make sure we were in the correct area. He shows me the picnic table where he believed he was standing when he threw the snowball at his girlfriend. (Not Hard) I really wanted Beverley to recover this one so I gave her the detector and let her go at it, after 30 minutes her arm was tired because I did give her a heavy machine…

I gave her a break and start Detecting the area after at least an hour and 40 minutes of extending the search my thought process was maybe he had the picnic table wrong I went to the next one over and started searching and found it within minutes. You really have to think out-of-the-box when you’re doing a search and make sure to exhaust the area and think of the possibilities of where rings will show up. I was so excited to look down and see this beautiful ring I couldn’t believe the size and weight of it absolutely phenomenal ring problem the biggest ring I found to date! It must have weighed at least 3 ounces or more.

I called Beverley over to film it before I took it out of the snow, we both were just amazed at how beautiful this ring was and so very happy to be able to find it and help continue that story and meet the person and put it back in there hand. Because Francis wasn’t there Beverley and I were trying to figure out how we could surprise him on the phone and that’s when Beverley thought of the FaceTime Fake Out. I got a Tell you it was one of the most emotional reactions to date, you can tell how sentimental this ring was to Francis and the story of how his late sister-in-law’s husband’s goal was melted into this ring along with other people’s gold.

Francis gifted us four beautiful silver rings that he had made…Amazing! Thank you so much, Francis!

Every ring has a beautiful story attached to it and lucky to be able to help continue the stories and see the smiles that we find along the way…
















I have the best job in the world and I love doing this more than anything I’ve done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what the ring means to them and how happy they are when I’m lucky enough to find it.



2 Replies to “How to find a gold ring in snow at Whistler, BC”

  1. Mark says:

    Wow..!!! What a ring.
    Nice job there Chris.!!!

  2. Norm Peters says:

    Fantastic search and a great ending Chris & Beverley.

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