On February 13 at approximately 11:30 AM a group of five skiers were descending the Eagle avalanche path above US 550. The Eagle path crosses US 550 between Red Mountain Pass and the town of Silverton. The start zone is a south facing, above-treeline slope. Two skiers were caught and carried in the avalanche. The avalanche put debris on US 550. The debris pile was 12 to 15 feet deep and up to 350 feet wide.