VIDEO: Moose charges skiers Saturday at Breckenridge |

VIDEO: Moose charges skiers Saturday at Breckenridge

FRISCO — A Summit County woman posted on Instagram a video she captured of a moose charging skiers and snowboarders Saturday at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

“You can’t plan for this kind of stuff; you can’t make this stuff up,” said local photographer Lauren “Lo” Drogsvold.

It was about 2:30 p.m. when Drogsvold and her boyfriend were done riding for the day and came upon a crowd of people clamoring over something. As she came closer to the cluster, she learned what all the fuss was about: a large bull moose standing on the run. 

She watched as the moose stood for a moment by a resort sign and took out her cellphone to take a picture. After a few seconds, the moose began to approach the crowd.

That’s when Drogsvold hit record on her phone and started digging for speed to get away from the moose as fast as she could. Drogsvold captured only a few seconds of the moose charging skiers and snowboarders before she dove off the trail and hid behind a nearby tree.

“We’re familiar with the dangers of moose, and I feel like, as a local, it’s our responsibility to try to educate people about moose and keep them safe if we can,” she said, explaining that was her reason for editing the short video clips she got, posting them on social media and then agreeing to talk wiht the newspaper.

“If you see a moose, you don’t walk up to it, you don’t approach it,” she said. “You get the hell away from there and leave them alone.”


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