Photos: Two dead, three hurt after Star Mountain avalanche in slide-warning zone

Last week, we noted that six people had died in western-state avalanches since February 8, with Governor John Hickenlooper issuing a statement that highlighted the danger of additional slides.

Unfortunately, a group of skiers in Lake County didn't heed these warnings. Seven of them ventured into an area that was part of a weekend avalanche advisory -- and now two of them are dead and three hurt. Photos, video and details of the latest tragedy below.

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