Little is known of Alex's past. He was childhood friends with Jeff Stinson, and the two would get into skiing together. However, Alex wished to become a pro-skier and in turn, spent less time with Jeff. One weekend at a remote ski resort known as Snow Peak, Jeff and Alex met up again. But, Jeff had just lost his girlfriend to another skier named Cory. After confronting Cory and nearly killing him, Jeff talks to Alex asking what he should do. Despite Alex's pleas not to go out in the snowstorm, Jeff goes skiing in order to get his mind off things, but ends up crashing and dying out in the cold. Alex goes out to look for Jeff, and ends up injuring his leg, apparently bad enough to have to get it amputated.
Four years later, Alex invites the group back to the same resort. Not knowing who Alex is, no one suspects a thing. On the way there, Eddie's car gets stuck in a snow bank. When he goes to retrieve tools from the trunk, Alex runs him over with a snow-plow.