A Denver snowboarder captured video of the moment a galloping moose ran past her on the slopes at the Breckenridge Ski Resort Friday morning:
Cheri Luther was snowboarding Friday at Breckenridge with her friend Amy Loofa on the Wirepatch trail on Breckenridge’s Peak 7 when she saw the large animal charging down the mountain and decided to capture the moment.
“I turned around to make sure [Loofa] was still behind me, but instead I saw a moose trekking down the front side of the mountain,” Luther wrote on Instagram. “Afraid to stop in the middle of an open run while strapped to my snowboard, I thought it best to keep moving and get out of the animal’s way. It was a crazy sight to see and definitely one we won’t forget!”
She further explained in the comments on her Instagram post that the entire experience was pretty nerve-racking.
“Still have an adrenaline rush,” she wrote. “I just was too scared to slow down while clipped in my board! I wasn’t sure if he was chasing me haha so once I went left and he went straight I slowed down and stopped.”
Though it’s rare to see a moose roaming the trails of a busy ski resort, it’s not unheard of: In February, a moose at the Jackson Hole Ski Resort in Wyoming was caught on video charging a pair of snowboarders.
According to Denver’s CBS Local, Breckenridge police successfully found and tranquilized the moose in question on Sunday and are relocating it.