Winning the cross-country ski race is the only way for scrawny 10-year-old Bertie to save his parents’ marriage. Unfortunately, nobody in the entire Wimpy Hill school knows how to ski, and they are facing the utterly superior team from Plague Bog. A wounded bear, Milly, finds her way out of the forest and comes to Bertie’s aid. For her, it’s not just about skiing – she needs to find a new home! But what good is a bear if you’re doing winter sports? And can you ever really win in sports if you’re not playing fair?