(CBS4) – The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is issuing a warning about the risk for avalanches this weekend. In the last week, seven people have been caught in separate avalanches in Colorado.

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CAIC calls the avalanche risk considerable with dangerous avalanche conditions. Officials said small storms can actually create bigger slides.

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According to CAIC, east and southeast facing slopes are particularly vulnerable to an avalanche.

(credit: Colorado Avalanche Information Center)

Across Colorado, people have triggered 49 avalanches this month. On Saturday, a woman was killed in an ice climbing accident in Ouray County that triggered an avalanche.


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