While Jessica waits for her nephew's arrival at Sable Mountain Ski Lodge, Swedish womanizing skiing top-talent Gunnar Tilstrom's refusal to compete in the world championship frustrates his trainer and Pamela Leeds who signed him to promote her company's products. Pamela tries to court charming youngster Larry McIver, as alternative. During a snow storm, an arrow from a missing crossbow kills Gunnar while he was on the slopes. Shortly after, Larry is found stripped and hanged, but arrow-killed, in the showers. Both victims were on the same world championship US team as the host, Mike Lowery, who invited them all for that weekend, his own career being cut short by an accident, and tries to cover up his wife's flirt with Gunnar. The violence continues with the stabbing of John Dowd, and an apparent attack on Jessica and NYPD Lieutenant Ed McMasters by ski trainer Karl Anderson.
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Johnny! You know, I had an idea that was you.
Your not half bad. I thought you were out of practice.
Well, cross-country I can handle. But downhill it was total terror all the way. I have a feeling I gonna regret this tomorrow.