We had been skiing the same aspect for several days in the non-inversion impacted (ie, colder) elevations of 7,500 to 6,000. Snow was a combination of surface hoar and increasingly sugary sugar, leading to less and less surface cohesiveness. Even with a "Low" danger rating, I approached this steeper slope with antennas up...but was still surprised when "sluff management" became "slide survival" as the sluff I'd become accustomed to turned into a slide as the slope broke away from me under my skis. Luckily my natural reaction was to stay upright (as opposed to pull my blower) and ski...ok, not so much as ski, but maneuver...to the right (completing my right turn) out of the accelerating debris finding safety below some trees. I dropped and lost my right pole as I used my right hand to "surf" the debris. Pole was eventually found popping out of the debris a couple of hundred of feet down. Could have been possibly been buried, or at the least run into the trees below. Have been skiing seriously for over 40 years and have never been in a slide. As you always say, Low Danger does not mean No Danger.