Seeing black bears on the ski slopes at the beginning or end of the season at Whistler or other mountains is not that unusual. They are usually just looking for foot and are more scared of people than people are of them.
But Jeff Palmer's brush with wildlife while skiing was much scarier. He was chased across a flat part of the hill by a moose at Sugarbush in Vermont two days before Christmas.
"I looked over my shoulder and it was closing in on me very fast," he said to WCAX. "My life flashed before my eyes when I looked back."
The video, uploaded to YouTube by Bill Applegate, shows the moose trotting along by the bottom of the lift and then running after Palmer who clipped out of his skis and started running through the snow. Fortunately for Palmer the moose veered and ran up the slope.
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Col. Dave Lecours with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said it isn't that strange to see moose around the hill because the skiRead More »from Moose chases skier Jeff Palmer across hill at Sugarbush Resort