Racing a moose down a hill isn’t your everyday snowboarding trip. But that’s exactly what happened to Cheri Luther, a local snowboarder shredding some pow in Colorado’s Breckenridge Ski Resort.
A wild moose took Luther and several other snowboarders by surprise when it started galloping down the run—almost adjacent to Luther and her friend.
Luther posted the video on Facebook and Instagram, which has since been watched over 15,000 times. As the moose accelerates to full pelt, Luther is heard screaming “I don’t know where to go” on video:
The moose then catches up with Luther and then overtakes her as she slows to a halt. Thankfully no one was hurt from the encounter and the moose gallops off into the distance.
It’s an incredible experience to capture on video and one Luther will surely never forgot. But it’s also a reminder how close we are to wild animals and how important it is to protect these shared ecosystems.