Colorado State Patrol automobile is parked at the closure of Colorado Highway 40 near Berthoud pass, Empire, Colo. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, due to an avalanche that spans the road 50 feet long and ten feet high. State Patrol has requested to travelers to turn around and enter through another pass to Winter Park and Steamboat Springs. It will take several hours to have CDOT clear the way for travelers. (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow)
April 1, 2011 9:32:26 PM PDT
DILLON, Colo. (AP) - April 1, 2011 --
Two men survived an avalanche Friday in central Colorado's backcountry, including one who was completely buried in snow and used his hand to make an air pocket so he could breathe while awaiting help.