When Ethan crashed, the sky flipped. His head flung back upon the ice with a yellow, electric flash. Then there was dark nothingness. He never felt the pain when the tendon attached to his left kneecap suddenly let go.
Shy but athletic, honest but unlucky, Ethan Atwood's path through life goes from triumph to tragedy, from winning the toughest of downhill ski races to a night of seduction and betrayal.
After a skiing accident on the Italian slopes, Ethan ends up in the hospital. Recovering from knee surgery, his dreams of World Cup victories and of spending the rest of his life in Vermont with the only woman he ever loved splinter into shards with the visit of a beautiful, young Italian girl.
Set against the European Alps, the ski mountains of New England, and the Colorado Rockies, Moonlight in Vermont moves from hilarity and the highly competitive thrills of downhill racing to the bitterness of rejection, drunkenness, and depression. But it's during a wild blizzard on a Vermont mountain that Ethan's destiny will be decided.