Colorado Faces ‘Historic’ Avalanche Threat on Warmth, High Winds

(Bloomberg) -- The risk of avalanche remained high in the central and northern mountains of Colorado heading into the weekend, a day after officials warned of “historic danger.”

On Thursday, a back country skier was killed by an avalanche near Jones Pass on the Front Range, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

Another back country skier was found dead in the aftermath of a Sunday avalanche in the Matterhorn area near Telluride, the Associated Press reported.

In neighboring Wyoming, a snowmobiler was “caught, buried, and killed” Monday in an avalanche northwest of Togwotee Pass, the avalanche center said.

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