The 2020 Megavalanche Has Been Cancelled.

Set to be the 25th anniversary of the Megavalanche, this year’s event has sadly been cancelled owing to a ban on mass gatherings.

Two and a half decades of Megavalanche and one of the few times this legendary race has been cancelled outright. Sadly, we may have to wait until 2021 to see the return of arguably the one race every mountain biker must do.

Read the full press release from the Megavalanche organisers below.

Dear riders,

We had hoped to be able to maintain the 25th anniversary of the Megavalanche de l’Alpe d’Huez this summer, but to date the prospects for international travel, large-scale gatherings and the sanitary measures imposed do not allow us to envisage holding this major event in good conditions.

The organizing committee, in agreement with Alpe d’Huez, has therefore decided, reluctantly, to cancel the Megavalanche 2020.

But as they say, the king is dead, long live the king! We are happy to announce you that we’ll organize from July 31st to August 2nd, the “Super Maxiavalanche of Alpe d’Huez”, to offer you your dose of alpine sensation in the Marathon Downhill of the year!


On the programme, two qualifying runs (Friday and Saturday afternoon) and two race runs on Sunday, by level groups ! All the details of this new event, as well as the registrations link will be sent to you as soon as possible! However, registration will be limited to 800 participants, in order to reduce the risks and the queue at the lifts. So stay tuned and register asap if you want to get your spot.


Photo by Laurence Crossman-Ems.

All registrations for the Megavalanche 2020 will be refunded automatically (less the 6€ cancellation insurance, which we grant to all registered participants).

We hope to be able to count you among us on August 2nd for this Super Maxiavalanche, and all the more so to celebrate the 25th +1 anniversary of the Mega in 2021 (dates to be confirmed)!

Until then, stay safe, keep riding and have fun on the trails!

The UCC team

For more information on future Megavalanche events, head to their website here.