Video: Alpine Speed & Style with Alex Volokhov at Retallack Lodge

Sep 19, 2019
by Alex Volokhov  

"Bucket list; a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime."

Black Elvis - Retallack Lodge
6am Hike out

If it isn’t already, riding at Retallack Lodge is high on most mountain bikers bucketlist. Growing up only an hour away, getting the opportunity to do this project took the number one spot on my personal list.

Alpine Machine Built Goods

Scott Gambler w/ SR Suntour RUX & Full FSA Gradient line
Turn bars

Big Gem

6+ weeks of digging last summer, mostly solo, followed by one of the gnarliest crashes I’ve had, only drove me more to get back there and check it off.


Special thanks for Retallack Lodge, FSA and SR Suntour for making this possible.

Video: Calvin Huth
Photos: Margus Riga


  • 15 0
 Alex shreds! Retallack is all-time!!
  • 10 3
 Also, new Rampage qualifier idea. Each invited rider gets 7 days at Retallack to build and ride their own "line" and make a 3 minute video. Videos and on-site judging by a few other selected rider judges.
  • 5 1
 Kinrade has to be one of the judges since Retallack is his place and he has historically been involved with Rampage. Retallack should send some of their dig crew to Rampage as part of a sponsorship deal with a rider.
  • 3 0
 Agreed. Anyone remember when Sorge and a few others hit that stepdown for the first time in the last clip and how insane that was? I'm completely blown away he backflipped that.... absolutely insane.
  • 2 1
 Yes. There needs to be more freeride events like that. Retallack would be the perfect spot. They have the fest already but it would be sick to have some rowdy chutes mixed with big hits
  • 5 0
 Ah man that was rad. I remember seeing those two big drops when i was at Retallack last summer. Those things are massive in person. Alex just oozes style too! Such a rad video. That place is the dream!
  • 8 0
 So rad guys, that opening chute pov and the big drop were savage!
  • 2 0
 I was lucky enough to be there when he was filming and got to see him hit the big drop! Such style and a solid guy on top of that! I hope to see him at Rampage next year! Retallack is truly a dream and I will be going back!
  • 4 0
 So good, that line you rode at the start looked fucking gnarly
  • 3 0
 Soo sick! Retallack is a amazing place to ride!
  • 3 1
 That chute might be the gnarliest chute ever ridden on an MTB.
  • 1 0
 are you forgetting about Zink/Strait's Rampage chute? pretty sure that was way gnarlier
  • 1 0
 @laxguy: i used the word "might" for a reason. each appears crazy and gnarly for different reasons
  • 2 0
 So rad! One of my favorite dudes to watch ride. Effortless style.
  • 1 2
 Sooo this trail is closed to the public, correct? Looks like on the website they want like 700 dollars for a day of riding bahahahhahah
Guess ill have to bushwack it to the top
  • 2 0
 That first chute is so badass!! Wicked shredding Alex!! Wow!!
  • 1 0
 That was awesome! We need more big bike edits, Alex rips! ????????????????????????
  • 3 2
 Looks like a bike park trail .
  • 2 0
 hell ya boys
  • 1 0
 That first chute was insane, heck yeah Alex and Calvin
  • 1 0
 Big mountain lines! Riding was sick.
  • 1 0
 yeah yeah! so sick!
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