Downhill was originally published under the title Slalom (with very few books remaining out there) and is now published under the title Downhill (recommended by students).
Sandro Birch is a born skier. In fact, his mother met his father on the slopes and she's told the story so many times he's sick of it. Handsome Italian Olympic hopeful saves All-American Scholarship Girl. Except the handsome Italian left. Seventeen years later, Sandro and his mother are still living at the ski resort. She thinks her true love will come back; Sandro knows he won't. Then fate steps in. Alessandro does come back. And suddenly townie Sandro Birch has a shot at the ski team, a girlfriend, and a real family--if he conquers his anger and learns how to trust.