SNOW is the only free-to-play, open world, winter sports game. Explore a massive mountain, customize your character with clothing and equipment from the biggest brands, and compete in events to be the best.
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Mostly Positive (395 reviews) - 75% of the 395 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (4,479 reviews) - 73% of the 4,479 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 10, 2013

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access allows SNOW to reach its audience sooner and improve the core game through community feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“SNOW will remain in Early Access until it launches fully after the Open Beta period. At that point SNOW will be nearly feature complete with all intended content and gameplay available to the users.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of SNOW will be a more complete experience having player progression, competitive game modes and a fully-featured multiplayer experience.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

SNOW is currently in Open Beta. This means that many features are still in development and the game's controls and core gameplay have not been completed.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“SNOW will transition into a fully free-to-play game during the Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“SNOW's community feedback is a key component to SNOW's development. Especially in this early state, understanding what features the community wants in SNOW will shape it's long-term development.”
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April 11

Hoverskiing Hotfix

New update is going out now:

  • Tweaked ski physics proxy offset slightly to minimize hovering effect over terrain

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April 8

Minor patch out now

  • Use default loadout for remote players while waiting for theirs
  • Fix possible MP crash caused by non-existent history item
  • Revert fix for ski radius being twice as big (Reduces chance of clipping through ground)
  • Fix issue where the player was able to generate massive score after placing a session marker with the drone

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About This Game

Experience the Mountain

SNOW is the only free-to-play, open world, winter sports game. Explore a massive mountain on snowboard or skis, customize your character with clothing and equipment from the biggest brands, and compete in events to be the best. Or head online and explore the mountain together with other players!

SNOW is currently in Open Beta. For more information and updates, visit the SNOW Blog.

Key Features

//Open-World
Explore Sialia, a massive alpine mountain handcrafted for the game. Descend Sialia’s four faces and discover hidden valleys, mountain towns, old ruins and much more.

//Authentic
Feel the snow beneath you as your ride down the mountain on skis or snowboard. SNOW has been built as a completely physics driven game to give you the most realistic skiing experience ever.

//Customization
Dress yourself in the latest clothing and equipment from the biggest brands. Customize your look from head to toe from a catalogue of over 700 items.

//Multiplayer
Ride with your friends in Free Roam Multiplayer and experience the mountain together.

Upcoming Features

//Create
Customize your mountain by placing props and other features anywhere you like. Use jumps to access new areas or place other props to approach an area in a new way.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2GHz or AMD Dual-Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or AMD Radeon HD 6000 series
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The system requirements are provided as a baseline for development, but are not guaranteed due to the game currently being in development. Requirements may be changed as the game progresses. Note: Integrated graphics cards are not supported.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2GHz or AMD Dual-Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or AMD Radeon HD 6000 series
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The system requirements are provided as a baseline for development, but are not guaranteed due to the game currently being in development. Requirements may be changed as the game progresses. Note: Integrated graphics cards are not supported.
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Script kiddie
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
i got this for free cos some ♥♥♥♥♥♥ gave it to me
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Haz
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
can't get into game every time it says "no such player" and kicks me out
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spitfire1319
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
A real master peice. Tons of fun. Lots of gliches to discover.
10/10
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Faze Anus
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
7.7/7.6
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Bekatsa
( 34.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
I must say this is by far the best winter ski game. Tomorrow snowboards are added so that should be fun. Other than some glitchy affects in multiplayer that kills your character, it's a great game.
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DreadPirateGillman
( 41.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22
Used to be super fun and relaxing game. Now it seems to be running less stable and is less enjoyable then when it first came out. It pains me to give such a previously enjoyable game a bad review, but they should fix the mess it currently is.
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ClockworkPigeon
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
best free game ever. the worlds are all big and detailed, great graphics, smooth controls, and a rewinding feature.
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Camacazie_Kiwi
( 23.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22
Freaking plyed this and it was one of the best gaes ive played in awhile especially for free would recommend 9 out of 10
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Three Doge Moon
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22
Market has been broken for weeks and I doubt they even care about it anymore.
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Islamic State Special Forces ☪
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22
You can't die.
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Jack Nicklaus
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
Absolutely TERRIBLE controls. You spend most of your time spam pressing W (or X on a controller) to gain speed that you don't even have enough time to line up a jump or rail. If you decide NOT to tuck or spam W for speed, you literally cant make it over the jump.

Graphics are great, and the UI is fantastically simple. The controls are so terrible that even looking at a half pipe is a joke. Uninstalling this until they totally revamp their controls.
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PetroliumJelly
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
Really underrated, good game
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bbisho94
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
Easily my favourite game, I believe credits should be a bit easier to obtain without paying as I've got some without paying so far... And the ability to go up to a snowmobile/skiddo/skilift and be able to transport back to the top of where it goes... eg: snowmobiles at the bottom of infinity park take you to top. Thanks guys.

A few minor glitches: after replaying getting stuck in a position but still able to ski but unable to crouch, move character, prep for jump, grab etc and floating above or below snow. I also found a cliff whom you can ski into. I'm unsure where exactly it is atm but I have it as a session marker.

All around amazing game and would recommend. Especially looking forward to snow mobiles/snowboards! (Please add snowbikes (electric) that wuold be amazzzzing and even a bobsled.

PS I seriously love seeing the travelling circus van, love it! (A map would be great too!)
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The14thAssassin
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
- Watches Currie video on Snow
- Gets excited
- Currie says game is broken
- Ignores
- Downloads game
- Lauches
- Does tutorial
- Grinds on Kayaks
- Changes Mountain
- Game becomes unresponsive
- Kills and restarts
- Black screen...
- Well... ♥♥♥♥. Currie did say it was a broken game

420/69 - Great game, if you can get it to work
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Kingofdinner
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
This game is a ski simulator with a little twist. You can play on servers with friends... or on your own...
It sometimes crashes but it is quite a big world so I guess you can't change that.
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Snake Boy
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
uhh i mean yeah dude
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Andy Salad
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
Controls not very good. Screen resolution problems and crashes.
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★Shadow Sparkles★
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
Waiting for snowboard....
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defurious322
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 20
GreR GAME. FOR A FRE TO PLAY GAME HAS TONS OF FEATURES. The mountain HUGE. Love taking new line and being able to explore. Cant wait to see the additions to this game. Would def recommend if u like skiing or winter sports
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kevinmcculloch25
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
I think this game is pretty good it still has a way to go but as free games go this is one of my faves. Still got a lot of bugs to sort out but is worth the download plus am looking forward to keeping my eye on update hopeing for more fun content soon 5/10 atm
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 30
What to do in the game, Snow.

1) Go to summit
2) Gain a lot of speed
3) Smash into something
4) Watch the high amount of flailing if done right
5) Repeat
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Leveling up takes Way too long
Stuff is to expensive / you get almost no credits (every 5th level 20 credits, so I need to level 30 levels for the cheapest drone)
The events are too difficult (didn't even get bronze medal for descent, although I was following the ridge in a perfect line)
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 14
Honestly, SNOW has to be one of the best games I have played, hands down the best game I have played in the last few years.
The developers are super helpful, quickly responding and solving any question I had in literally under 30 minutes.
I’ve played SNOW since one of the pretty earlier alphas, it has come a long way since then.
SNOW seems to do, everything you could expect, even from hyped up “expectation” videos. Great skiing, amazing cinematic graphics, even small details that, just made the game like a drone you can fly a drone around, getting great cinematic shots of you and your friends, they even have made 2 extra models, one of the DJI Inspire 1.
Old, very old video I made of SNOW:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zujMGMY0HDw

I’d highly recommend trying it out, it’s even free to play now!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 3
It's a pretty good game with alot of potential, if only it didnt crash every time you want to exit the game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 16
Product received for free
The gaem is stunning graphics wise and i like the fact there is real brands it makes the game have some realism. I would like to see more brands in game like climbing makes and kit but the animations for the characters jumping and manovers needs to be worked and i understand its in beta but this game will be a 10/10 in my books if this is fixed well done on a game ive been looking for.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
Controls not very good. Screen resolution problems and crashes.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
536.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
Just gets better by the update. Ive seen it grow since day one and the time thats put in by the devs is spot on. Just gonna get bigger from here. 10/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
Downloaded the game in late february. Played a bit then it was pretty fun, just a kind of silly and buggy ski game but super enjoyable and kinda tense. Decided to play with a friend again today and it's not nearly as enjoyable as 2 months ago.
Now you have to mash W to go forward and movement is more restricted, So you are basically a slug on skis. What i liked was that you could just jump in and ski around at the speed of sound do some silly and maybe cool things. which those things have pretty much halved. I can see some people enjoying the more realistic side but it's not for me and maybe not for you, sorry for the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ review
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
This game is incredible! I would pay money for this game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 16
Pretty neat game. Interesting concept and entertaining. Very good game to just chill out with. Given that its Early Access I'm not gonna waste my time doing any sorta long review, but its F2P and only about 4GB so give it a shot, not much to lose.

Ignore the idiots giving tons of negative reviews saying 'controls too complicated dont bother'. They're just idiots. If you've got half a freakin' brain you'll be fine.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
Love the game. Saw it on YouTube. Wondered the what it was. Watched, thought it was funny, downloaded it. Died 456 times in first 20 minutes playing by smashing into rocks. Managed to do a 1440 triple screaming ♥♥♥♥♥. Would play again.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
When I launch the game I only get a black screen
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
Great game highly reccomended can't wait for future updates.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 18
Paid for it, now it's free. 0/11
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
It is impossible to not sound thirteen years old when playing or describing this game. There is no hyperbole too grandiose for the genre-blurring open-world ski-sim experience that is SNOW. I rarely review games, but this one moved me to tell you to play it NOW.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 25
I have never gone skiing in my life, but now after playing SNOW I can confidently say that I could probably do a triple-rodeo off a halfpipe.

It's free and it's fun.

Gameplay

It's hilarious, when you crash your body just flops around as you bathe in your own failure. The skiing is really fun and visceral, and doing tricks for points is very fun albeit conventional. There is no pay to win garbage, everything in the game is available to you and the levelling system is generous. Microtransactions only give you a visual change and do not affect the gameplay. You can do tricks and explore snowy mountains and it's really fun to land risky moves and tricks which is pretty much what the game is about.

It feels a bit incomplete, but it's still in early access and it's free, so the fun trade-off is a no brainer. The controls are a bit wonky, but get easier as you go along. There is multiplayer and ♥♥♥♥ing around on black-diamond mountains is really fun.

Graphics

The game has a very minimal style with a calming soundtrack. It really does feel like it is the 'Forza' of skiing, as the visuals coupled with the white smooth aesthetic of the game really sort of melt together to create something fresh and interesting. The snow in the game actually has prints and you can make trails with your skiis which results in some funny little glitches (like scraping an entire mountain's worth of snow off while you descend sideways, like it's a butter knife).

The ragdoll weight needs some work, and the game is slightly demanding. However, the developers are very consistent with their updates and each time I find it smoother and better looking as I keep playing. Makes me want to go to the mountains again.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
When I was a child I used to play some SSX on the PS2 (that Snowboard game). And since then I hoped for a realistic skiing simulator. And now its here! And even if it is in Beta it is already pretty perfect in my opinion. If you get used to the controls there is nothing that can stop you from stomping awesome tricks. The landscape looks awesome and is also very realistic. All in all I rate this game 95/100. Its super chill, super fun and super ... I don't have time to finish this review cause the mountains are calling for me. See ya!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 2
White as a snobal l [a' daw.'a s
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 9
Really, really. Just seriously, so many glitches I encounter, making me not getting to a save point, losing all of my points... This game isn't really something that you spend tons and tons of time on, as you will get frustrated from the glitches. Sometimes when I jump off, my character freezes and cannot do a command except for basic ones like, turning and really nothing else. This could actually be fixed by wiping out, but most of the time as I try, it doesn't happen. Only get this game if you have tolerance for its glitches. I can see that you might be saying; "IT WAS MADE IN OCT 2013!" Well, its 3 years from then, and they should've already fixed them. It is also really hard to level up in the game too, which makes buying new gear and making it easier, requiring for 10s of hours. Only get it if you like to just play around, not going for a highscore or something, as I know a glitch will mess you up. Also, I can see that they have been doing some fixes, but FOR ME it says the last update a month ago FOR ME. And they have pretty close updates too. So really, they probably don't know how to fix what is happening to me (and us) meaning they have a bad team. No offense. I have also heard that in MAY 2016 it still is in BETA after 3 years. I don't see any potential in the game, as other devs work harder than them, releasing the out-of-BETA version out in 3 months to 2 years MAX. Only buy this game if you just do it in your freetime, not to break your friend's highscore, as the glitches will mess you up.
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