Mountain biking is in our culture. Our backyard is a spiderweb of epic cross-country trails, free ride and downhill descents.

At Retallack Lodge, tucked away in the West Kootenays in beautiful British Columbia, we wake up each day to spectacular alpine views of the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains. Fresh smoothies and morning yoga sessions are followed by a gourmet breakfast and three days of learning new skills and dropping into endless miles of sweet flowing single-track. Explore the rich dark earth of the Kootenay's finest trails, improve your riding skills with world class instructors, build confidence and breathe the fresh air of the Selkirk Mountains. Soak in the scenery as you ride trails back down to our private lodge tucked amongst the Cedar trees and bond with women who share the love of the bike. With Retallack’s professionally guided back country mountain packages, you will be able to access winding bermed single-track descents of up to 5,000 vertical feet through old growth forests 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). We have lots of options to choose from! Luxury food and accommodations are provided at Retallack’s 11,000 sq ft lodge - located in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, one hour North of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. 

This retreat provides a supportive environment for women to experience outer and inner adventures. This is the ultimate Summer retreat for intermediate to advanced riders interested in developing their skills and adventuring with a group of fabulous felines....sorry boys....girl's trip only!


"I truly believe when a woman accomplishes something that physically scares her, she starts to see how capable she is and it undoubtedly improves her confidence and spirit in everyday life" 


"I was a timid mountain biker going into my 30's. I am passionate about teaching women to understand how to be one with their bike and how the physics of it all works. I am faster and more skilled than ever because I ride and teach with the motto: SKILLS BEFORE BALLS, IF YOU UNDERSTAND IT, YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IT."

-Lindsey Voreis

"Helping riders find their ultimate bike balance and teaching them how to maintain it through all types of terrain is a passion. Being able to do it for a exclusive Cat Sass Retreat at the ultimate Summer Destination, Retallack = Dream."

- Lorraine Blancher

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Day 1:
6:00pm ~ Orientation, Dinner

Day 2:
7:00am ~ Vega Power Green Smoothies
7:30am ~ Yoga
9:00am ~ Breakfast
9:45am ~ Safety Briefing. Exclusive Retallack Lodge Skills Park Session – Dial in Kootenay Steeps, fluidity in technical terrain and descending tight turns
12:30  Lunch
1:00 pm Shuttle Retallack Lodge Signature Trail (as seen in Life Cycles).
3:00-3:30pm ~ Apres Ride
4:00pm ~ Yoga
5:30pm ~ Nutrition with Jennifer Keirstead
7:00pm ~ Dinner

Day 3:
6:30am ~ Vega Power Greens
7:00am ~ Yoga
8:30am ~ Breakfast
9:00am ~ Gear packed, bikes loaded, drive to Nelson Airport
10:30am ~ Heli brief, Heli drop on Powerslave in Nelson
5:30pm ~ Nutrition with Jennifer Keirstead
7:00pm ~ Dinner
Day 4:
7:00am ~ Vega Power Green Smoothies
7:30am ~ Yoga
9:00am ~ Breakfast
9:45am ~ Exclusive Retallack Lodge Skills Park Session – Jumps, Drops and Sweet Berms
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00pm  Shuttle Retallack Signature Trail
3:30pm ~ Apres Ride
4:00pm ~ Dinner & Awards!

Schedule may change due to weather

 *** If at any time you need to take time for yourself, enjoy a steam, relax in our hot tub, or get a massage please do so.  This is your vacation so please listen to your body. There will be massage sign up sheets, but pre booking is recommended to guarantee your time and space.  Our days are packed with adventure so the schedule may change slightly but we are here to make sure you have the best experience and trip of a life time!

Lindsey Vories - Bike Coach

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