Ok so .. there has been a recent influx of negetive reviewers. Most of the negetivity is due to either:
1. They found out they have to pay real money to customize their skiers looks
2. The latest update has a few glitches that need to be ironed out.
However, consider that:
A. The game will EVENTUALLY be free to play, and they will fund the game on in game purchases. It currently is not because the game is still in early access. You are paying extra money to access the game early .. NOT TO BUY THE GAME. You might think that is stingey, but this is an independantly developed game by a company with LIMITED RESOURCES .. they need your money to make the game!
B. Early Access = glitches .. welcome to the world of modern game development.
If you can get past those 2 points and have more patience than a 5 year old whiner, then this game is the BEST Skiing game ever made, and IMO the BEST Winter sports game ever made.
The major selling point is that the game takes a more grounded "less arcadey" approach, while the physics are still a little loose to allow you to pull off some silly jumps, it mostly gets there and it does it well. You can explore a full mountain with little to no restrictions, which includes a resort complete with lifts (which will be rideable eventually) and an entire back country area. There are a plethora of ways down the mountain, and nothing limits you in any direction.
This is the Skiing game I have been wishing for since I was 5, and I fully recommend it.