Last week alone.
six people died in avalanches in the Western U-S.
The two people most recently killed.
were from Wisconsin.
Family and friends tell our sister station in Madison.
32-year-old Justin Lentz.
and Jarrard Law were killed in Saturday night's avalanche.
which happened about 80-miles from Denver.
Both men were from Portage.
A total of 14 people have been killed in avalanches
in the U-S this winter.
The danger of sliding snow is especially high right
in the state of Colorado and a lot of other states
is we've had a lot of snow, record snow, very deep
snow and unable snow, wind unstable conditions.
People are always going for deeper untracked areas
and unfortunately right now the snowpack is not conducive
to taking risks like that.
Three other people were hurt in the avalanche