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 a series of events to be the best.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,287 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 2, 2014

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

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 reaches Open Beta stage. 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 an Alpha state. This means that many core features are still in development and the game's controls and core gameplay have not been completed. SNOW will be entering Closed Beta in March 2015.

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

“When SNOW leaves Early Access and enters Open Beta it will become free-to-play.”

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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"It's a freeskiing game in early access with loads of potential. I can't wait to see what they can do with more support. - Andy Bauman"

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January 15

SNOW Closed Beta, March 2015


We are extremely excited to announce that SNOW will be entering Closed Beta this March!

http://youtu.be/OkyLl6-mYYk
On March 10th, the Closed Beta will be available to Early Access players only. On March 28th, the mountain will be open to everyone else who signs up for the Closed Beta.



Those who have already joined SNOW’s Early Access on Steam don't need to sign up for the Closed Beta and will get automatic access more than two weeks before the rest of the players. We wanted to make sure our Early Access backers are the first people to try out this next major update as a token of our appreciation for all the support they have shown us throughout the earliest stages of SNOW’s development.



We will also reward all players who participate in the Closed Beta with an exclusive Sean Pettit Red Bull helmet. This is the actual custom helmet that freeskier Sean Pettit wears on the mountain and this is the only time to get it. It won’t be available for purchase after the Closed Beta, so sign up to make sure you get yours!

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December 17, 2014

Game Update 0.4.3



Time for a change! The 0.4.3 update is now live, including Multiplayer improvements and official PlayStation 4 "DUALSHOCK 4" gamepad support.

See Multiplayer information for help on setting up servers.

  • Multiplayer improvements
  • "DUALSHOCK 4" (PS4) controller support
  • Updated to CRYENGINE 3.6.10
  • Fix: Skeletons were not updated on the server when out of view range
  • Fix: Field of view being set twice and not adhering to cl_camFieldOfView
  • Cleaned up CVar usage, removed unused ones
  • Added seamless multiplayer check
  • Added "version" data key for lobbies and servers
  • Added debug CreateLobby command
  • Improved lobby <-> server connection process
  • Fixed near plane (first person) shadows
  • Implemented steam networking interfaces and new experimental punchthrough
  • Fixed Jansson not using the CRYENGINE memory manager
  • Fixed a bunch of debug mode assertions
  • Corrected OnEndSession FG parameter
  • Fixed possible particle physics crash during gameplay
  • Reworked player freezing to avoid slight movement
  • Removed min air time for land
  • Actor stats are now fully reset after revive
  • Inputs are no longer reset on revive
  • Tricks are now queried on land, enter air and revival
  • Fix: Exploit to perform a trick while on ground by using arrow key immediately after spawning
  • Fix: Player dying if performing trick when respawning
  • Fixed buttering behaviour
  • Fixed dynamic light source passing a temporary variable onwards
  • Cleaned up & optimized player view code
  • Optimized ViewFirstPerson function
  • Fix: Non orthonormalized matrices in player view
  • Improved GameWarning usage
  • Fix: Max surface velocity was checked by surface name instead of id
  • Fix: Possible renderer crash during level load
  • Moved keyboard shifty from Mannequin idle to trick manager, fixes issues with inability to shifty while rotating
  • Removed trick & rotation logging
  • Changed forced kill to bail
  • Optimized ski effects
  • Fix: Particle flashing while skiing over a new surface type
  • Dynamic environment probe textures are now cached on entity spawn
  • Optimized CActor::UpdateStats, steam statistics are now sent on revive, death or actor destruction
  • Disabled a bunch of unused render targets
  • Integrated CRYENGINE fix for particles not loading in updated cubemaps
  • Fixed poles being incorrectly deselectable
  • Fixed possible physics deadlock on spawn
  • Re-implemented sideways landing crash

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About This Game

SNOW will be entering Closed Beta as a free-to-play game this March!


On March 10th, the free-to-play Closed Beta will be available to Early Access players only. On March 28th, the mountain will be open to everyone else who signs up for the free-to-play Closed Beta.



Those who have already joined SNOW’s Early Access on Steam do not need to sign up for the free-to-play Closed Beta and will get automatic access more than two weeks before the rest of the players. We wanted to make sure our Early Access backers are the first people to try out this next major update as a token of our appreciation for all the support they have shown us throughout the earliest stages of SNOW’s development.



We will also reward all players who participate in the free-to-play Closed Beta with an exclusive Sean Pettit Red Bull helmet. This is the actual custom helmet that freeskier Sean Pettit wears on the mountain and this is the only time to get it. It won’t be available for purchase after the Closed Beta, so sign up to make sure you get yours!

About SNOW

SNOW is the only free-to-play, open world, winter sports game. Explore a massive mountain, customize your character with clothing and equipment from real brands, and compete in a series of events to be the best.

Key Features
  • Open-world exploration
  • Skiing gameplay
  • Character customization
  • Solo events and challenges

Planned Features
  • Snowboarding gameplay
  • Purchasable content (mountain-based content & character customization)
  • Multiplayer matchmaking

System Requirements

    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
Helpful customer reviews
53 of 70 people (76%) found this review helpful
66.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Early Access Review
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.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Early Access Review
Amazing freestyle skiing game with endless options and beautiful graphics, constantly imporving and wowing with every new update. Would reccomend to anyone with any computer !
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Early Access Review
Fun freeskiing game that keeps getting better and better. If you like skiing games, you'll probably like this.

Some people seem to have bought this under the impression that it wouldn't at some point become free-to-play (even though it's clearly stated in the Early Access information), so if you think you might be one of those people, definitely don't buy this game, but instead read the Early Access information box again and again until you feel you understand what it says.

Also, if you have some awesome alternative monetization plan in mind for Poppermost to use after releasing the game as F2P to use instead of microtransactions for completely cosmetic things, definitely contact them about it instead of leaving a negative review, I'm sure they'd love to hear about it.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Early Access Review
I love that there is a open mountain skiing game but...
in alpha there was an amazing selection of skis and gear and the second it hit beta we lost everything...
I know this should not be a huge deal but the fact that I could use my own gear I really own was awesome and now we get 1 of each peice and they do not look nice.

1 gross jacket, 1 ugly set of skis (2 if you count the old single tips you get from paying for the game)
also the fact that they made every last thing cost money you would think that those of us that payed more way earlier would at least get some in game tokens to get back a small peice of the gear we once had for free... but no.

Its an enjoyable game and if you could care less about what your character looks like then go for it!
but I honestly feel cheated having access to all this stuff at alpha and nothing now...
I already have to pay for all this gear in real life like common haha.

I may just be over reacting due to the fact that I had access to all of this stuff at one point so if you never played the Alpha then I think you may enjoy this but coming from having more earlier...it kind of seems like a back step to me.

I have to give it a thumbs down tho due to the fact the last update seemed to strip the game clean in the gear area
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Early Access Review
I'm so ♥♥♥♥ing dissapointed.
SNOW had a great potential but the new update(mostly the microtransaction part) ruined everything.
This game will be f2p in the future so don't buy it right now. Don't waste your money.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
First off, lets just say this game has had its fair share of bugs and glitches. When i first purchased snow, the game sometimes wouldn't even run. The menus were terrible and the multiplayer never worked. Now, this game is improved beyond imagining. The menus are beautiful, There are multiple mountains, the graphics are outsanding, and there is virtually no lag. This is one of the best games i have ever played, especially since the new update. My only gripe with this game is the in-game purchases. However, if you do not mind this, then please get this game. I give it a 9/10. OUTSTANDING.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Early Access Review
in the past i would have given it a thumbs up but after the update where i now have to pay for stuff i used to be able to use i am dissapointed. I payed for it now i have to pay more to customize my character.... not cool brah, not cool
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Early Access Review
*OKAY* it was going to be a thumbs up, but micro trans now, really, really?
I payed $60 for this game in alpha or what ever and now micro trans?
Dis is stupid.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Early Access Review
Please hurry up and release the snowboarding option guys! last big update got me excited then realised it was micro transactions............damn thats f**ked
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
I usually don't write serious reviews, but Snow is a very, lets just say interesting game. I originally bought it in the early alpha stage, and their were many problems. The game was somewhat unplayable at times. Menus were terrible and hard to navigate, and their was only one mountain. Their was also no clear indecation how to play the game. The controls are slightly strange so if it wasn't for some steam guides i would have no idea what I was doing. That all changed when the beta came out. The menus are beutiful and easy to navigate, and the game is way more playable. Their is just one problem, the inclusion of micro-transactions. In the Alpha all the asthetic gear was free, now you have to buy them. I understand that they are aming for this to be a f2p game, but they should of added the micro-transactions when the full game was released. They didn't even give the people who payed the $10 price tag any credits to buy gear. That aside, this game is VERY FUN. Their is nothing like jumping off a giant cliff doing a 360 truck driver and crashing head first into the beautiful world. The visuals are amazing, so if you can get over the minor flaws, pick this game up now.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Early Access Review
F2P? Filled with microtransactions.
Avoid this game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
I think this is an amazing game, sure, there are micro-transactions, but cs-go has that too, it's just cosmetic... People who say that they payed 60$ and then got "ripped-off" because they didn't get anything extra in the store except for the top hat, remember that early access is early access and you should be prepared for such things...
Amazing game though, really feels like skiing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Early Access Review
The last snow sport game i played was for the PS1 and it was so unrealistic it's rgeat that someone got it right finally. Graphics and physics of the game overall i would give 8/10 sometimes backflipping or turning is a lil sketchy but the game is almost like Zen, lol it makes you feel great when carving the pow, next is the sound tracks.... LOVE EM i wish i could buy just the album itself. Keep it up
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
[Beta Review]
I'm writting this review mostly because I can already tell this game's success is gonna be heavily reliant on how it does on release. But anyway let's get on with it.

-Does it play good ?
SNOW is pretty much just an open world skiing simulator and just like skiing it takes a while to get into but when you do it is truly fun to just ski around exploring all of the map and finding little marks around it and an ocasional skiing pal.

-Does it look good ?
Yes SNOW looks amazing. It does an amazing job at using the cryengine to it's fullest. The game looks amazing and it runs incredible smoothly at it's maximum settings.

-Does it sound good ?
SNOW's sound track asside from the typical SFX is highly reliant on having you listen to several tracks while you play. I myself found the mix pretty decent and fitting to the action although I could clearly see this coming to personal taste.

-What's the problem with it then ?
There are no real problems technicly asside from the ocasional T pose ragdoll or slight collision bugs but these are really rare and tolerable I guess since it is a beta. The problem comes in the game's F2P system. It's a pure F2P system meaning you get all the game has to offer without having to pay anything (like dota2) wich means it's reliant on selling it's cosmetics and advertisement. This will really make or break the lifetime of this game and was my prime reason to write this review seeing as I would like to see this game go far and suceed.

-Final Note and Score.
SNOW is a game that should be experienced and I really recomend giving it a try when it's out. I'm sure the current issues will be sorted out with time and maybe some more things will get added to it like dismounting your skis so I can have incredible long snow walks or go uphill.
Snow gets a solid 8/10.
It's good but it's only catering to a specific crowd so keep that in mid.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Early Access Review
Nice Game :D
Microtransactions are not bad in this game, because you can earn items in Game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Early Access Review
A few months ago I would have totally recommended this game to anyone who enjoyed "Skate" (for the consoles) as well as skiing. It was a promising early release, but this most recent update has ruined my hope for this game. I paid 15.99 for this game when I originally purchased it. Back then, all customization was free and a fun aspect of the game. Now the customization is riddled with micro transactions and I'm being told that the game I paid $16 for is soon to be released for free (and is also cheaper now then when I purchased it).

All in all it truly is a great game with a TON of potential. But the developers going money hungry is causing a turn for the worst, and I am no longer optimistic of the future of this game. I feel swindled.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
Good Backsound

I Love It 10/10

but hard to control 4/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
10/10
Melted my PC
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Early Access Review
I got this game almost a year back, it used to be amazing and used to have potential, but now its bloody P2W
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Early Access Review
Everything costs money. There isn't much to do right now.
But i'm having alot of fun with it

Edit: They are so proud of the music that when you turn it off - it stays on
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