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Whistler skier captures footage of close call with mama bear and cubs

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Spring means warmer weather, but it also means bears come out of hibernation.

Vancouverite Jaime Stein got that reminder while skiing at Whistler Blackcomb.

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“I was going pretty fast and all of the sudden I saw something moving on the run, so I stopped, and noticed that it was a bear.”

Stein captured the moment on video, and said at first he thought it was just a black bear.

He soon realized the bear was not alone.

The video shows the bear launching at him when he was trying to pass the two.

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“What I realized after when I was down below the bear, and looking back up, is she had a second cub that was on the right side of the run and I’d gone to the right to try and give her space,” he said.

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“Not knowing I guess [that] I was skiing right near where her other cub was — which is probably why she got a little upset.”

He says this should serve as a reminder that people need to be mindful of bears, no matter the season.

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