Two skiers left the Hoosier Pass parking lot and toured north-northwest on County Road 2. The skiers left the road and continued uphill following a bench in the terrain. The skiers intended to dig a snowpit on an east-facing slope. They spaced apart and crossed beneath the slope with Skier 1 in the lead. While crossing the slope, the avalanche released and a few inches of snow washed over Skier 1's skis. Skier 1 was tripped by the moving snow. Skier 1 fell downhill and debris ran over, and covered, his lower body. Skier 2 was downhill below the bench and was not hit by the avalanche. The avalanche debris accumulated and stopped on the bench above Skier 2. Skier 1 was able to self-extricate from the debris and was uninjured in the avalanche.