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 his otherwise insignificant agent Pamela Leeds, who courts as alternative charming youngster Larry Minor. During a snow storm an arrow from a missing crossbow kills Gunnar. 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 by an accident, and tries to cover up his wife's flirt with Gunnar. The violence continues with the left-handed stabbing of John Dowd, and an apparent attack on Jessica and former NYPD lieutenant Ed McMasters by ski trainer Karl Anderson from a snowmobile, leaving Karl killed.