Avalanche danger high in Colorado's mountains

By: Associated Press
February 9, 2014 Updated: February 9, 2014 at 12:02 pm
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photo - SUMMIT COUNTY, CO. - FEBRUARY 23RD:  Buried volunteer, Jamie Beckwith, pokes out her hand through a hole after being discovered by volunteer Summit County Rescue Group handler, Amanda Slater, and and by "Recco" a three-year-old Golden Retriever avalanche rescue dog, during avalanche search and rescue exercise in the Mayflower Gulch area near Copper Mountain Colorado, Saturday morning February 23rd, 2013. (Photo By Andy Cross / The Denver Post)
SUMMIT COUNTY, CO. - FEBRUARY 23RD: Buried volunteer, Jamie Beckwith, pokes out her hand through a hole after being discovered by volunteer Summit County Rescue Group handler, Amanda Slater, and and by "Recco" a three-year-old Golden Retriever avalanche rescue dog, during avalanche search and rescue exercise in the Mayflower Gulch area near Copper Mountain Colorado, Saturday morning February 23rd, 2013. (Photo By Andy Cross / The Denver Post) 

DENVER — Forecasters are warning of dangerous avalanche conditions across much of Colorado's high country this weekend as snow continues to fall in the region.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued an avalanche warning for most of the central and northern mountains through midday Monday, saying some slides may be very large and destructive.

Forecasters rate the danger as "high," which means backcountry travelers should stay clear of all avalanche terrain and avoid traveling on or under steep slopes.

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