(CBS4) – The heavy snowfall Colorado got on Wednesday and Thursday in the mountains has led to a very dangerous situation in the backcountry.

An image of snow in Summit County on Thursday morning (credit: CBS)

Heavy snow and strong winds will result in natural avalanches. Human triggered snow slides are also likely.

It is recommended to avoid travel on and under steep slopes. At this time travel in backcountry terrain is not recommended.

Many areas received more than a foot of snow.

First Alert Meteorologist Dave Aguilera