The skiing world is a sort of alternative universe, open and available to all, yet shrouded in a special mystique. Through the experiences of four good friends, Selden explores this world and raises its mask. Secure in their long-established relationships, the buddies tease and jest as they ski the pristine slopes of the American Rocky Mountains, and then on to Switzerland’s famous skiing resorts. More
Early on, Al, the recognized group leader, meets Loren in his ski group. Starting with a smile and a returned nod, the essential ephemeral alchemy required to connect two people instantly occurs, but at a subliminal level.They followed each other down the mountain, shared thoughts about the day’s skiing, smiled a lot at each other, and slowly a comfortably warm relationship developed. Before this wondrous spark had a chance to glow and flame, chance decreed that they would be separated by a fateful accident. After a marvelous skiing trip to Zermatt, Switzerland, Al convinces his friends that instead of the yearly stag trip to Snowmass, Colorado, they should all go to St.Moritz, Switzerland. Frank, the group’s firmly committed bachelor, finds his single status deeply shaken by an encounter with a Danish Countess, while skiing. Hilda responds to Frank and they enjoy dinner together, followed by a memorable night alone in her family’s elegant chateau. The memories of Hilda haunt Frank, interfering in his ability to establish relationships with other women back home.