Boulder, Colo. (AP) The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says wind and snow have created dangerous avalanche conditions across most of Colorado's high country.
The center today updated its forecast, saying the current avalanche danger is considerable or higher in all of Colorado's mountain areas. A considerable avalanche danger means that human-triggered avalanches are probable, and spontaneous avalanches are possible.
The heightened warnings follow the weekend death of a skier from the Aspen area.
The Pitkin County Sheriff's department says the body of 52-year-old ski patrolman Cory Brettman was found in an avalanche 100 yards long and 30 yards wide outside the boundaries of the Aspen Mountain ski area Sunday.
Sheriff's deputy Joe Bauer said Brettman didn't have a pulse and wasn't breathing when he was found.
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