With the Colorado weather going from hot and cold, mountains are in the avalanche danger zone.

A video captured the dangers of this when a skier accidentally caused an avalanche. He got buried up to his waist but made it out with minor injuries.

This safety warning doesn't just apply to skiers, though. Snow-shoes and even sleds can also cause disturbances in the unstable snow and create an avalanche.

Be prepared when you go out exploring on a Colorado mountain. Bring a shovel or probe if you can. Make sure to let people know when and where you are going as well; this simple act might sound childlike, but it can save your life.