Megavalanche 2022 Fail Reel: Watch MTBers Wipe Out on Snow

A ‘crash and carnage compilation’ from a downhill MTB race on a slushy postseason groomer? Count us in.

What happens when you bomb an icy, sloppy ski run on a mountain bike? Well, many things can happen — and it doesn’t always go smoothly.

Watch various amusing unsuccessful results at this year’s Megavalanche in this fails clip. Held at Alpe d’Huez in the French Alps annually since 1995, the zany downhill race tends to deliver a massive array of thrills and spills.

2022’s running proved no different, which only added to the event’s irresistible appeal: does glissading ever not look goofy or fun?

The weeklong event features multiple categories, including women’s, kids’, and trail races. Check out the results of Megavalanche 2022.

Runtime: 4 minutes, 30 seconds

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

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