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MailOnline Travel has compiled the most hilarious alpine moments of all time





  • As holidays go - skiing expeditions tend to carry a high potential for hilarity
  • From wacky outfits to awkward tumbles, the failure possibilities are endless 
  • MailOnline Travel has compiled a collection of amusing photo evidence 

By Annabel Fenwick Elliott for MailOnline

Published: 08:49 EST, 11 January 2017 | Updated: 08:53 EST, 11 January 2017

As holidays go - skiing expeditions carry a high potential for hilarity. 

The options are numerous - from people's wacky outfits and dodgy sporting capabilities, to tricky chair lifts and perilous icy corners.

As these comical photos demonstrate, strap two long planks to your feet - or indeed a single snowboard - and things are bound to go wrong.

This highly relatable image was submitted to the world wide web with the caption, 'So my mom tried skiing on cross country skis' - and her face says it all This highly relatable image was submitted to the world wide web with the caption, 'So my mom tried skiing on cross country skis' - and her face says it all

This highly relatable image was submitted to the world wide web with the caption, 'So my mom tried skiing on cross country skis' - and her face says it all

This was captioned: 'I took my wife skiing yesterday for the first time in seven years - here she is getting off the lift' This was captioned: 'I took my wife skiing yesterday for the first time in seven years - here she is getting off the lift'

This was captioned: 'I took my wife skiing yesterday for the first time in seven years - here she is getting off the lift'

In this collection of images gathered by MailOnline Travel from around the web, skiing takes front-and-centre when it comes to wipeouts.

One image captures the highly amusing moment a mother attempts cross country skiing for the first time, and her panicked expression is priceless.

Another shows a woman unwittingly performing an excellent impression of a starfish having face-planted off a chair lift. 

Her husband submitted this image to Imgur, captioning it: 'I took my wife skiing yesterday for the first time in seven years - here she is getting off the lift.'

Captured the very moment before his face meets the slushy slope, this stunt can't have ended well Captured the very moment before his face meets the slushy slope, this stunt can't have ended well

Captured the very moment before his face meets the slushy slope, this stunt can't have ended well

This image of a dangling skier was captioned, 'his first time in a chair lift' This image of a dangling skier was captioned, 'his first time in a chair lift'
One jokester in our round-up opted one snowy day to don a Nacho Libre outfit - based on the 2006 comedy film - which involved sailing down the piste shirtless with a red cape and briefs worn over grey leggings One jokester in our round-up opted one snowy day to don a Nacho Libre outfit - based on the 2006 comedy film - which involved sailing down the piste shirtless with a red cape and briefs worn over grey leggings

This image of a dangling skier, left, was captioned, 'his first time in a chair lift', while the man pictured right, for reasons unknown, opted to spend a day on the slopes in a Nacho Libre outfit

When theses friends decided to trade specialties - swapping their skis and snowboard - they didn't take to well to the unfamiliar equipment  When theses friends decided to trade specialties - swapping their skis and snowboard - they didn't take to well to the unfamiliar equipment 

When theses friends decided to trade specialties - swapping their skis and snowboard - they didn't take to well to the unfamiliar equipment 

It's hard not to laugh, too, at the friends who decided to trade specialties -  swapping their skis and snowboard - only to find themselves both in a crumpled heap at the bottom of a slope.

It's not uncommon on the mountain, along with all the awkward collisions, to witness some pretty strange attire.

One jokester in our round-up opted one snowy day to don a Nacho Libre outfit - based on the 2006 comedy film - which involved sailing down the piste shirtless with a red cape and briefs worn over grey leggings.

The plan here was to ski precariously down a hand rail, but unfortunately it went awry The plan here was to ski precariously down a hand rail, but unfortunately it went awry

The plan here was to ski precariously down a hand rail, but unfortunately it went awry

This image was captioned, 'I've been laughing at this pic of my good friend as she face-planted while cross country skiing' - but did she see the funny side? This image was captioned, 'I've been laughing at this pic of my good friend as she face-planted while cross country skiing' - but did she see the funny side?

This image was captioned, 'I've been laughing at this pic of my good friend as she face-planted while cross country skiing' - but did she see the funny side?

In what must have been an exceedingly painful affair, this skier managed to whack his companion in the face as he performed a flip  In what must have been an exceedingly painful affair, this skier managed to whack his companion in the face as he performed a flip 

In what must have been an exceedingly painful affair, this skier managed to whack his companion in the face as he performed a flip 

Another noble attempt at an acrobatic jump clearly went very wrong for this unfortunate fellow Another noble attempt at an acrobatic jump clearly went very wrong for this unfortunate fellow

Another noble attempt at an acrobatic jump clearly went very wrong for this unfortunate fellow

It's not uncommon on the slopes, along with all the awkward collisions, to witness some pretty strange attire It's not uncommon on the slopes, along with all the awkward collisions, to witness some pretty strange attire

It's not uncommon on the slopes, along with all the awkward collisions, to witness some pretty strange attire

In a fail that stretches more than 80 years back, Santa takes a spill whilst delivering presents in 1935 In a fail that stretches more than 80 years back, Santa takes a spill whilst delivering presents in 1935

In a fail that stretches more than 80 years back, Santa takes a spill whilst delivering presents in 1935


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