Antoine Basin in the Kootenay mountains was first sought out for its plethora of valuable minerals: silver, lead, and zinc. The treasures hidden away in these vast and rugged mountains drew miners from all over, hoping to take away a piece of its riches. But as with most mining communities, there was a boom and bust, and Antoine Basin once again became another unassuming valley in the British Columbian backcountry.
That changed, however, when a group of mountain bikers discovered its potential for riding, and established the infamous Retallack Lodge nearby. Follow along as Thomas Vanderham and Veronique Sandler test out a new trail on Antonie Basin's shale covered ridge. It’s loose and rowdy, and if that’s your cup of tea, you’re gonna like what you see.
Want to see more Retallack shredding? Be sure to catch TGR's new mountain biking movie 'Accomplice'