NELSON, British Columbia – March 1, 2012
Retallack is proud to announce the release of our summer 2012 mountain biking schedule. The snow is falling and our guests are shredding some the deepest powder runs of their lives, but we are already working hard towards our second year of backcountry mountain biking operations.
This year we have big plans and are excited to offer our guests the most unique backcountry mountain biking experience in Canada. With Retallack’s professionally guided backcountry mountain packages, guests will be able to access winding single-track descents of up to 5,000 vertical feet via a combination of off-road vehicles and helicopters. Our network of trails is located in the Selkirk Mountains of the West Kootenays and are dispersed over an approximate area of 5,900 square kilometres (1,458,000 acres) – all waiting for your two-wheeled enjoyment. Luxury food and accommodation is provided at Retallack’s 11,000 sq ft lodge – located in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, and is accessible by car approximately one hour north of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.
Led by trail building legend Riley McIntosh, our trail builders are chomping at the bit to get at the trails as soon as the snow melts in order to create flow and function for mountain biking perfection. This season we will be offering more trails, more trips, more adventure, and even more of the Kootenay culture we are known for. New this season will also be the addition of a skills park and pumptrack right in front of our lodge, fine tunings to our famous heli-drop – ‘Powerslave,’ a special ‘Girls Only’ trip, and the completion of a 4,000-foot descent straight to our front door.
We are also pleased to announce that each trip will have a special guest rider. The opportunity to ride with the world’s best is something that is both amazing to watch and tremendously beneficial to your own skills as a rider. So take the opportunity to count on our professional guides for safety and follow the wheel down some of the very best trails in the mountain biking business.
For additional information and reservations check out www.retallack.com for more info!
Retallack Summer 2012 Trip Dates & Guest Rider Schedule:
August 9-12: ‘Legends of Freeride Trip’ with Dangerous Dan
August 16-19: Garret Buehler
August 23-26: James Doerfling
August 30-September 2: Joe Schwartz
September 6-9: Dylan Sherrard
September 13-16: Girls Only Trip with Kelli Sherbinin and Lorraine Blancher
September 20-23: Matt Hunter
September 27-30: Kirt Vories
October 4-7: Casey Brown
October 8-11: Brett Tippie
October 12-15: Garett Buehler
Retallack is located deep in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, approximately an hour’s drive north of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Retallack provides world-class catskiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and summer adventures from its 3,000 foot (1,000 metres) base that is surrounded by majestic peaks reaching as high as 10,000 feet (3,000 metres). Its 11,000 sq ft luxury timber frame lodge is nestled in an Old Growth forest on the banks of the Kaslo River – site of the Academy Award nominated film “Snow Falling on Cedars”.
Retallack is the first cat- or heli-skiing operation to be awarded four green keys from the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Eco-Rating program, meaning that it has been judged as showing “national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide-ranging policies and practices.” Retallack was recently ranked as “The Best Cat- or Heli-skiing Operation in the World” by Freeskier Magazine in both industry and reader polls.