Exclusive Women's Backcountry MTB Retreat

Aug 11, 2011
by Retallack Lodge  
Ride the Enlightening! Retallack and Cat Sass offer Exclusive women's mountain biking retreat with Lindsey Voreis and Lorraine Blancher.


Photo by Duncan MacKenzie


Retallack - the world acclaimed backcountry cat skiing destination and Cat Sass Women’s Retreats have teamed up to offer a unique women’s mountain biking experience – September 1-5, 2011.

The retreat will feature three unbelievable days of riding epic trails with experienced coaches / guides - Lindsey Voreis and Lorraine Blancher. World-class coaching, holistic nutrition, yoga, divine cuisine, and a spa day with Eminence Organics skincare will all be part of a complete package. Riders will be able to access single-track descents of up to 5,000 vertical feet via a combination of off-road vehicles and helicopters. Luxury food and accommodation will be provided at Retallack’s 4-Green Key eco-lodge - located in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, and accessible by car approximately one hour north of Nelson, BC.

Cat Sass Owner, Galena Pal, said “Following in the footsteps of our successful cat skiing retreat, we’re excited to be able to offer this new adventure for women who like to ride bikes! Retallack is a special hideaway to explore the rich, dark earth of the Kootenay’s finest trails; improve your riding skills; build confidence; and breathe the fresh air of the Selkirk Mountains.”

Former “Survivor: Africa” star and Specialized AllRide Tour Rider, Lindsey Voreis, said “This retreat will provide a supportive environment for women to experience outer and inner adventures. I can’t wait to soak in the scenery and ride trails back down to our private luxury lodge tucked in amongst the ancient Cedar trees. Ride, eat, hot tub, repeat!”

Former Crankworx Gala, World Master’s Downhill, and Canadian Downhill Champ, Lorraine Blancher, said “This is the ultimate summer retreat for intermediate to advanced riders interested in developing their skills and taking their riding to the next level. It is going to be ‘The Camp’ of the summer and boys…. you’re going to be jealous!”

For additional information and reservations go to www.retallack.com or www.cat-sass.com. To download the brochure go to www.retallack.com/reservations/forms-and-waivers.


About Retallack

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.

About Cat Sass

Cat Sass's mission is to empower women through invigorating their souls in the backcountry. It offers unique female-inspired women's retreats, incorporating world-class skiing, mountain biking, whole food nutrition, yoga, motivational speakers and meditation.

Known as a "boot camp for your soul," Cat Sass provides physical, emotional and spiritual journeys that refresh your body; focus, strengthen, and awaken your mind; and build confidence in supportive non-intimidating environments. Its retreats offer creative exploration designed to help women reclaim their inner connectedness with all life and the outdoors.

Photo by Duncan MacKenzie


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18 Comments

  • 25 0
 ...buying my wig today!...
  • 1 0
 hahahaha...same,pick you up on the way bro?????
  • 2 0
 Do it!!! I've spent time at Retallack in the winter and it is. the. best. After talking to trail builder Riley McIntosh I know that mountain biking there in the summer is going to be just as good at skiing there in the winter, if not better!
  • 1 0
 Gave them a call today to find out more details, the total tax in price of the trip works out to $1682.64 CAD/person. As discussed - if you came with a group of 4 or more I would be will to discount it down to $1350.00 CAD/person. It's a dream trip. Anyone want to make it cheaper with me?
  • 1 0
 As so as they said helicopter, you know it's going to be expensive. I really want to go. I've been trying to find the price...anybody?
  • 1 0
 Go to cat-sass.com Prices are listed under reservations. Looks like it's 1499.00 Canadian.
  • 1 0
 Riding there is awesome, Riley builds, and shreds, the best trails. Went last year when it was 'Rilor Wilderness' for our honeymoon - epic fun!
  • 2 0
 will there be a final sandwich making competition?
  • 2 0
 price ?
  • 1 1
 The price is not for everyone, so it is not in the article and serious ladies will understand that a high end get away like this won't come at a price like hitting up a resort for a few days.
  • 3 0
 In other words.... extremely expensive.
  • 3 0
 Riders will be able to access single-track descents of up to 5,000 vertical feet via a combination of off-road vehicles and helicopters. yea.. sounds pretty expensive to me..
  • 1 0
 yeah sounds like a giant sand box to me!!
  • 1 0
 Sign up ladies, your not gonna want to miss this one!
  • 4 0
 I don't want to miss it!
I also don't have 1500$ kicking around in my bank account....
  • 1 0
 Sounds amazing! Basically my ideal life...
  • 1 0
 Sign me up!
  • 1 0
 why so few pics??

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