A moose charges a ski patrolman on the slopes of Steamboat Springs in Colorado
As if there weren't already enough potential perils on the slopes, skiers in Steamboat Springs in Colorado had to contend with a charging moose this week.

In footage shot on Sunday, December 28, a moose wandered onto the popular ski fields of Routt County and took aim at a red jacket-wearing ski patrolman.

Luckily for the patrolman, who was not on skis, he was fleet of foot enough to evade the largest member of the deer like a matador.

Moose are commonly found in the area after being introduced in the late 1970s.

Run-ins between the creatures and people aren't entirely uncommon. A woman walking her dogs in February was injured when charged.

In this case, however, no-one was harmed.