See public ob for more information: https://nwac.us/public-obs/21705/
Based on video, cracking and initial failure was seen on 3rd turn of skier 2, right around when they were crossing skier 1's tracks. I attempted a crown investigation the day after, but significant hangfire was present so I didn't travel all the way down to the crown.
First 3 photos are mine from the day after, last 3 are from the public observation, during the incident.
Avalanche broke midway down the slope, low in the start zone. Investigating ~30ft above the crown, about 10ft below the ridgeline. At the new/old interface, where the failure looks to have occurred, I found some near surface facets and rounding surface hoar mixed at the interface, beneath the soft wind slab of newer snow which failed.
Both skiers caught were taken through large trees midway down the slope, just before the slope angle decreased more. No injuries resulted. A ski released while caught in the slide, but was retrieved afterward.