More than 3 feet of new snow that's fallen in the high country increasing the likelihood of large avalanches.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the storm that moved across the state on Friday and Saturday fell on weak layers of snow, making conditions perfect for large avalanches.

The avalanche danger is considerable in the mountains from Steamboat Springs in northern Colorado south to Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, and includes the Vail, Aspen and Gunnison areas.