The incident occurred as a touring party of two (Skier 1 and Skier 2) were traversing out Richmond Ridge from the top of the Aspen Mountain Ski Area to the area locally know as McFarland's. Skier 1 triggered a small soft slab avalanche (SS-ASu-R2-D1.5-I) on a slope locally known as B Nose. The avalanche broke around a foot deep, around 5 to 10 feet wide, and ran approximately 300 linear feet and dropped approximately 150 vertical feet.
Skier 1 was caught in the avalanche and carried approximately 60 feet. He was fully buried near the base of a tree. Skier 2 preformed a beacon search, and quickly located the burial site. He pinpointed Skier 1 with a probe and dug out Skier 1. Skier 1 was conscious with only a minor ankle injury.