This is a short video shot from a chairlift at a ski resort in Romania with current snow conditions that can only be described as sad with a side of dirt, of a brown bear chasing a skier down the slope. Some more info while I repeatedly check over my shoulder for bears:
Once the skier realized what was happening, he threw his backpack off, which distracted the bear long enough for him to make a quick getaway. Once officials arrived, the bear had already taken off to the nearby forest.
Thank goodness that appears to be an intermediate slope and not the bunny hill filled with beginners just learning to ski, because otherwise things, uh…things could have turned out differently. And by differently I mean with a ripped and torn ski jacket sale.