By Danielle Chavira

(CBS4) – The Colorado Avalanche Information Center wants backcountry riders to know conditions are very dangerous right now. Their map which illustrates levels of risk shows high danger levels in a majority of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

(credit: Colorado Avalanche Information Center)

Experts say avalanches are breaking in wide sections, up to a half of a mile.

They ask everyone to stick to inbounds skiing and riding for now.

(credit: Colorado Avalanche Information Center)

The warning comes after one backcountry tourer died in an avalanche in Jackson County on Christmas Eve.

Danielle Chavira