Denis Antonov, a successful thirty-eight-year-old Moscow businessman, after a divorce with his wife falls into a depression and, wanting to change the situation, sends for a companion and flies for the winter to America, to the mountains – to work as a ski lift operator. New meetings, new friends, new love, unexpected and sometimes dangerous events … but winter is flying, and it’s time to go back to Russia. The hero returns to Moscow and faces problems in his business. It takes exactly one year … What ended it? What has changed in the life of the characters? The answer is at the very end of this fascinating book.