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KUSA - A search and rescue mission on the east side of Berthoud Pass was called off Sunday afternoon.

Alpine Rescue crews originally thought someone was trapped in a slide, but after a two hour search it was determined that no one was there.

The Alpine Rescue Crew says there was an avalanche and three tracks were found going in the area, but only two were found at the base of the slide.

A fly for life chopper was deployed and a crew was on the ground searching the area with an avalanche dog. At around 2 p.m. the search was called off. Crews say after a thorough search, they were confident no one was there.

Saturday, crews were in the same area rescuing a woman on the west side of the pass who narrowly escaped an avalanche.

The Avalanche Information Center says avalanche danger throughout much of the state is considerable because winter has been so dry.

"We're having avalanche accidents reported from around the state. The most avalanche activity came from the front range Saturday from Cameron pass down towards Berthoud Pass. We did have an avalanche fatality on Saturday way down by the New Mexico boarder so basically it's running down to Wyoming to New Mexico," Scott Toepfer with the Avalanche Information Center said.

Toepfer says for those who still want to ski in avalanche terrain, it's important for them to understand avalanche safety and bring things like a beacon, pole and shovel, just in case someone gets trapped and needs to be dug out of a slide.

Click here for more information from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.