During the holidays my family and I went to see snow at Mt Cook. We were there for 3 days so we stayed at a hotel. We arrived there at around 6pm. When we went to see snow we were stopped by a polar bear. We stopped the car and tried to stay calm. The polar bear seemed friendly so I got out of the car and walked towards the polar bear. All of a sudden it started to talk. It turns out that it was one of the staff from the hotel directing people away to the snowy area.