Video: Sage Cattabriga Alosa Hits Big Mountain Freeride Lines in 'Hallways'

Feb 15, 2022 at 16:33
by sage cattabriga-alosa  

In mountain biking and skiing, a major part of the experience is the terrain. In skiing, the way snow piles up and is supported by the ground underneath can create wild formations. The experience of skiing chutes, couloirs, ridges, and corridors are also correlated to the way bike trails snake and wind through the land. What we do on the trail is fun, but it's the “where we are” factor that really grabs me in either environment.

Photo by Jules Jimreivat

In the early 2000’s, the local Utah chapter of mountain bikers that I skied with took me under their wing. My friends at the time had fully embraced the freeride lifestyle and culture. My path to freeride took a common route in the form of dirt jumping on a DH bike, then shuttling, and eventually building stunts, jumps, and drops. Our location was uniquely situated near the southern Utah desert and free ride mecca of Virgin, UT. Our crew would make bi-annual trips to the promised land to camp and ride each year.

The big drop resurrected from an old Carson Storch line. photo by Jonathon Chandler

Early on, the big mountain style of terrain and riding spoke to me as a skier who sought the same experience. As bikes and my own riding style evolved, I slowly embraced the adventure and reward from climbing and riding uphill as well. Just like skiing in the backcountry, spending an hour or more on a long climb, or hike-a-bike, followed by the freedom of blissful descent was something that easily resonated.

Photo by Pete Alport

Mountain biking has remained a constant force in my life, and the ethos of the freerider, which has evolved for me personally, has remained strong.

Video: shot and edited by Jonathon Chandler
Photos: Jules Jimreivat, Pete Alport, Jonathon Chandler
Music: Portrayal-Lost Souls

Shout out to Carson Storch (the original builder of the big drop back in 2015) and Cam McCaul (for the guinea pig tow-in).
Filmed on the land of Klamath Tribes: Klamaths, Modocs, and Yahooskin.

photo by Jonathon Chandler

Photo by Jonathon Chandler

Photo by Jules Jimreivat


  • 20 1
 Yeah Sage! The Mayor of Mount Bachelor.
  • 7 1
 thanks man!
  • 7 0
 that was really cool, lines, footage. Lots of props.
  • 7 0
 That was nice!
  • 3 0
 Few guys shred bikes and skis at a Pro level...Sage is definitely among that small group. So many similarities between the 2 sports...Im not surprised to see him killing at on dirt and snow. Well done Sage!
  • 2 0
 Thanks ! but Ive found that there are quite a few Pro level skiers that are as good or better than me on a bike, and theres a few guys like Fin who are really good skiers too!
  • 2 0
 @sageca: I feel each season makes me better on the bike the next summer and then the bike makes me better on skis the next winter. Aging like a fine wine I guess. Shred on brotha!
  • 5 0
 Well done. Liked the mood. Good way to start my day.
  • 5 3
 Perfect timing, the day after our local trails association (COTA) is up in arms on user created trail systems and posted a local news story about it.

Always killer riding and content coming from you both, keep it up!
  • 3 5
 I thought I smelled unsanctioned trails
  • 2 4
 Downvotes for pointing out the Protect Our Winters ambassador sees nothing wrong with unsanctioned trails is the biggest eye roll.
  • 1 0
 we become what we hate...
  • 3 0
 What a playground! Which bikes were used in this film? Saw a 58 on the last bike on the sweet gap drop.
  • 7 0
 Almost exclusively on the Reign 29 but for that big drop I rode my glory with the 58 on it!
  • 3 0
 @sageca: Sweet riding!
  • 4 0
 Sick edit!!! There had to be some Boss Crawl lines in that first zone Wink
  • 6 0
 hahaha for sure, it was hard to stop crawling and start filming some days Wink
  • 4 0
 Epic and Unique shots! Great work!
  • 2 0
 Beautiful work Sage! Loved that last drop....also loved the video a while back of you and Cam scoping er out and then hitting it....great job!
  • 2 0
 Anyone see the one clip they cut just before the drone crashed into the lip??
  • 3 0
 Great tunes. Awesome landscape. Nice riding!
  • 4 0
 I lava it.
  • 3 0
 Is this a crossover episode?!?
  • 3 0
 Such cool terrain and sik riding.
  • 1 0
 Wow that is a sick trail! Nice riding sage! Everyone I talked to says Bend is flat... think I'll have to hit that trail though.
  • 2 0
 Sage, Jonathon, Such great visuals and fresh riding. Love how you ski the bike! Swag.
  • 2 4
 very cool terrain and riding!

drone shots though, it seems like every shot ends with the drone zooming by the rider and panning so the rider leaves the frame as the drone goes by. Gets repetitive, and rather distracting. It almost feels like its just so that the viewer knows that its being filmed on a drone or something, like the drone pilot/camera person has to stoke their ego. it would be okay for the rider to remain centered in the frame before a cut.

That said, the cuts were a reasonable length, enough to be able to see the line and stuff. Nothing worse than edits that look like slideshows at 3 x speed.
  • 2 0
 Nice finishing drop! Love it!
  • 2 0
  • 2 0
 Hallways ride your bike.

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