Kirt and Lindsey Voreis of the AllRide crew get some stunning riding in before the winter snow.
About Retallack Lodge, British Columbia:
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.
They feature and sponsor guest riders annually so expect a fun schedule for 2013. Below is the crew for 2012.
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
Kirt travels the country with a fleet of amazing Specialized demo bikes. He stops at events and Specialized dealers to explore new trails and share his love of the bicycle. Some bikes are built with Specialized OEM parts where some have Kirt’s personal sponsors’ set ups. People get to compare the versatile build kits on these sweet bikes and also experience some of the latest and greatest products from around the bike industry.
Ride with Kirt and experience riding with such a well-rounded, experienced pro. Get riding pointers; pick your jaw up off the trail when you see him whip and jib off everything in his path. It’s truly a riding experience and most people come away with a new skill or newfound confidence and inspiration to ride.
AllRide Event Participation and Support
Kirt supports North American racing by bringing his young posse to events around the globe. (He sponsors kids, See: The Specialized AllRide Academy) They race new Specialized bikes and draw other young racers to the events.
The Specialized AllRide Tour pit space is open to the public at all events. They can have their bikes looked at, demo a Specialized bike, or Kirt might even have a spare part if something broke. It is also a great place to meet like-minded people, hang with some pros and enjoy sharing the joys of mountain biking.
Lindsey Voreis travels to select events to teach women’s skills clinics. One session with Lindsey and you’re riding is sure to improve, but most importantly you will be inspired to ride with a new outlook and you will understand the relationship between you and your bike on a deeper level. Check the calendar for her whereabouts or contact her at: Lindsey@kirtvoreis.com