By Matt Kroschel

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – With the return of significant snowfall from a series of storms over the Thanksgiving weekend comes an increase in the risk of avalanches across the state.

Snow falls in Summit County on Nov. 28, 2016 (credit: CBS)

Snow falls in Summit County on Nov. 28, 2016 (credit: CBS) Snowy conditions in Summit County on Monday (credit: CBS)

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center website, large sections of the mountain region are under moderate to considerable avalanche danger right now.

(credit: Colorado Avalanche Information Center)

(credit: Colorado Avalanche Information Center)

Reports of skier triggered avalanches on Berthoud Pass over the weekend did not result in anyone getting caught but experts warn backcountry users the threat is real.

Snow falls in Summit County on Nov. 27, 2016 (credit: CBS)

Snow falls in Summit County on Sunday (credit: CBS)

The danger is highest areas above treeline.

Matt Kroschel covers news throughout Colorado working from the CBS4 Mountain Newsroom. Send story ideas to mrkroschel@cbs.com and connect with him on Twitter @Matt_Kroschel.

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