March 23, 2021
The Romanian Bears Are Chasing Skiers Again
Wasn’t all that long ago, January in fact, that video emerged from Romania’s Predeal ski resort of a bear chasing a skier down a run. That video filmed from a chairlift removed the sense of urgency as it was filmed by curious onlookers. Earlier this month another bear chases skier video from Romania. Same resort, the brother of the January bear, and a POV video shot by ski instructor Adrian Stoica.
Stoica saw the bear approach his class of 15 skiers. At first, he tried to get the class members to make noise to scare the bear. When that failed, he tried to lead the bear away from the group.
“I slowly waved my arms, slowly moved out of the group and made the bear come after me as he was really close to the group,” he said. “I was just hoping that the bear would get tired and would go back to the forest.”
Eventually, the bear lost interest, and the class resumed. Perhaps this bear family simply wants to ski. The bears were there first, after all.