LAKE TAHOE (CBS) — A man who could face charges for causing an avalanche at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort insists he did nothing wrong, though the sheriff’s department disagrees.

According to CBS Sacramento, Christian Mares’ helmet camera was rolling as a mass of snow pulled him downhill for almost a minute, burying the 29-year-old pro skier in snow.

The video went viral, but what Mares didn’t expect was for his survival skills to catch the attention of resort owners and law enforcement.

“I put myself in danger, I didn’t put anyone else around there,” he said.

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