Mining for White Gold in Toby Creek

9 Mar

There’s a precious mineral to be found along Toby Creek, and I’m not talking about that yellow rock… I mean white gold, the kind that, in its powder form, drives skiers mad (and I’m no exception).    On Sunday, a kindly local named Gina took me to an out of the way slope far up Toby Creek. The further we drove, the narrower the road got and the higher the snow banks, until they were as tall as our car.   Good place to stop and explore! So we did, climbing 500m up a nice, safe slope.  With sunshine, warm temperatures around -4C, and plenty of daylight, we just had to do two laps on the pristine powder snow.  Here’s an amalgam of what we found:

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One Response to “Mining for White Gold in Toby Creek”

  1. julie mm March 11, 2011 at 03:17 #

    Toby Creek! A great local. Last time I was up there we went to Jumbo Pass.How far up the raod did you go? Looks like great skiing!

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