Whenever you go on a skiing or snowboarding trip, there are typically only a few things that worry you, such as things like getting stuck on the ski lift, or absolutely busting your a** while going full speed down the slopes.
However, probably the last thing on your mind is colliding with a whole bear that made its way onto the slopes. As unlikely of a situation as this is, a handful of snowboarders and skiers nearly faced this terrifying reality while making their way down the slopes at the Heavenly Resort in South Lake Tahoe, California.
In the wild video footage, you can see a big ol’ bear begin to make its way in front of a large group of skiers. Luckily, one of the skiers in front noticed the bear, and was able to weave out of its way as it charged across.
But for the person filming? The creature ran directly in front of them, and got within only a few feet before finally making its way onto the other side. Of course, this is just a difficult situation, because it’s obvious the bear didn’t have anywhere else to go besides taking its chances and crossing in front of the skiers and snowboarders.
I can’t help by think what it would be like if he actually hit the bear though… if you’re that bear, do you get up swinging or just keep going on your merry way? This is just another example of why you have to always be aware of your surroundings while going on a trip like this.
Bear Chases Skier Down The Mountain As People Warn Him From The Chairlift Above
You’re shredding the fresh powder in the breathtaking mountains of Romania. Then you hear a scream from above and look back and see a bear walking towards you. As you start to ski down, it starts running at you full speed…
Can’t imagine it, right? Or, at least don’t want to.
And for some reason it seems to happen often in Europe too, we posted the snowboarder a bit ago and another skier too. Well, this was the case for this Romanian skier, according to Ziarul de iasi. Skiers on the chairlift going back up were able to capture the whole thing on video.
The skiers filming the incident can be heard yelling to the man in the video.
“Come on, the bear is chasing you!”
“God forbid, don’t look back! ”
As he is skiing along he seems to realize what is going on.
That would certainly have the adrenaline pumping a little harder than your normal trip down the mountain.
The man eventually ditches his bag in an effort to distract the bear. Apparently, it worked too, he is said to have made it safe and sound to the bottom. Split-second decision paid off well.
The same ski resort had a previous sighting of a bear cub crossing the road earlier that week. It almost seems like the bear chase could be marketed as an attraction draw more people to the resort… you know, have a little ski trip and a high speed chase from a hungry predator? Ok, maybe not…
Authorities had been contacted about both sightings and had plans on trying to relocate the bear. They relocated one the year prior. Since it’s a reoccurring issue, you best be on guard if you go here…
When authorities approached the bear involved in the chase it ran away off the ski hill. That makes your relaxing day on the slopes just a bit more stressful then it ever should be. It will certainly put a little hop in your step, you don’t want be caught moving slow there.