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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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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May 30

Bugfix Update

  • Add option to turn off gamepad camera rotation resetting
  • Fix getting incorrect penalty when using rewind
  • Fix scrollbar sorting with external sorter
  • Tweaked snowmobile camera preset to decrease insane FoV
  • Reduced required rotation amount for advanced jump tutorial
  • Fix last tutorial task list not having a finish task
  • Fix possible HTTP queue freeze causing issues when starting events
  • Fix ragdoll issues when using replay / rewind
  • Fix missing snowboard sounds

A fix for the snowmobile MP issues is being worked on, aiming to release another patch tomorrow!

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May 26

Bugfixes!

  • Correct several cases of missing localization
  • Invert roll and flips when snowboarding backwards/switch
  • Fix issue with statistics tracker causing strings to go out of scope when queued
  • Fixed snowboard basic jump tutorial
  • Fix inability to disable flash auto update for UI materials
  • Optimize Flash rendering by moving certain flat colors out to regular textures
  • Optimize Flash rendering by hiding movieclips not currently seen by the user
  • Reworked Flash Auto UV setup to better utilize sheet space and improve performance
  • Improve UI textbox size detection
  • Only create in-game notification manager UI when needed
  • Fix case of textboxes overlapping with other elements when resized to be wider than originally expected
  • Do not throw fatal error if remote player loadout retrieval fails
  • Avoid acquiring backend request data multiple times
  • Fix replay cycle controls being enabled even when legend wasnt visible
  • Don't display hold actions while in replay
  • Fix one case where replay could result in freezing gameplay
  • Fix a possible crash when starting a gameplay event
  • De-equip snowmobile when player starts a gameplay event
  • Add option of forcing UI input to wait for animations to finish - Used to prevent undesired purchases when spamming enter
  • Fix for not being able to unequip and re-equip items in inventory
  • Fix skiing backwards statistic updating while in air
  • Fix possible replay crash on shutdown
  • Added specific Frontend camera presets for drone and snowmobile
  • Implement per request path HTTP queue pausing
  • Fix possible issue where event start could fail
  • Fix possible case of main frontend close button being incorrectly positioned
  • Fix menu tutorial UI assets being created twice
  • Fix crash if Mannequin loading failed
  • Fix possible rendering crash
  • Fix UI not refreshing correctly after updating FoV in-game
  • Fix possibility of UI objects being marked as not seen by player after FoV change
  • Fix getting incorrect penalty when using rewind
  • Fix table item sorting in store UI

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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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Ornithoscelidaphobia
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Game was gr8, but devs no upd8 so we w8. we w8 long and finally upd8 and game is real gr8 m8 8/8
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AMROKS_PIHTFRU
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
ITS FREE. 5/7 PERFECT GAME
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JayOwnsAll
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Awesome game! Crashes a bit though. Love the flailing when you crash!
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#HitGameSnow Alexander Bergendah
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Made this game. And from personal pleasure made myself get aids, mercury poision, isis jihadist chopping my ♥♥♥♥ off. and this game cured everything
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Co0k
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
So basically, this happened to me:

- Game crashed multiple times
- Was snowboarding upside down
- Got teleported somewhere on a rock
- Got connected to a server while browsing for one

Everything going from physics to interactions are badly coded...

Developers = Potatoes
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thecheesebuffalo
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
MAKE THIS FUN GAME FULLSCREEN NOT IN A SMALL WINDOW THEN I WILL LIKE IT MORE!!!
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MIkeMezz
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Its says integrated graphics arent supported but they do work! As long as you are fine with seeing alomst nothing butblackness when you are acctuly playing, you can see things its just EXTREAMLY hard. And just in case you cant tell this isnt me hating o the game I like this game and would love if i could acctulay see what i was playing but i have no money for a computer that isnt my crappy laptop. this game is pretty awesome i just wish i could acctualy play.
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Mush
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Couldn't even open the game. Was excited to play this game because I enjoy and love snowboarding games like SSX and what not. The game glitches and crashes as soon as I start it. I continue to reopen it and find ways to make it happen, but nothing works. I'd love to give this game a thumbs up, but I can't even play it. My computer is way more capable to run this game, i7, 16GB of Memory, 64 bit system, and my graphics card and video card is up to date.
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Regser
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
I was playing better ski sims sixteen years ago. Just saying. If this was made ironically, then GG.
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Lain
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
This game is basically goat simulator on skis/ a snowboard, It's hillarious fun for 10-15 minutes then it gets boring
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My Jimmies Have Been Rustled
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Fun to relax with, but crashes like a high, drunk, turtle flying a airplane with no wings.
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Hulobu
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
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PCSharkey
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
I paid for this ♥♥♥♥♥ because it looked decent, it's utter scutter and now it's free, ♥♥♥♥ you.
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Renegade4564
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
I only played this game while I was a little buzzed, but it i had a good time the little i played it. It has a good soundtrack too and its visually not bad. I didnt experience a whole lot of this game because i was having way to much fun bailing and rewinding just to rinse and repeat. The game definetely could use some updates. But for a free game its pretty enjoyable just to snowboard around and listen to the chill music. The online in it would be alright, but everytime you bail. You just dissapear then have to restart the entire line again which is fairly annoying since your going to bail alot in this game. All in all a decent game. If you like the open world snowboarding games then you'll enjoy this.
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NameHasBeenChanged
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
What the ... I did not even know such a game even existed until it apeared in my recommended history. The menues of this game are gorgeous. The mountains are very detailed and the game runs well. This game HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL ITS NOT EVEN FUNNY! Please developers you have a masterpiece in your hands dont mess this up like godus.
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Fuzion
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
This game crashes more then A drunk blond, dont spend a single penny on this game till they worry more about the crashing issues and their ♥♥♥♥ game and not adding more content.
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Two-Ton Teuton
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Good game, with a minimal cash shop.
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Daniel Derude
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
YES! This, this is the game i've been waiting for! A beautiful skiing/snowboarding game that you can explore! Some bugs here and there, and crashes. I love the gameplay and multiplayer. I recommend this game if you like exploring a massive open world and like snowboarding/skiing. Overall a really great game 10/10 would play again.
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{ALB} Dinga
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
On paper a fun game and recently since Snowboards and Snowmobiles were added I decided to give the game a shot.
It's fun at face value but there are still many bugs. All of the customisation items were locked up in the store recently and there is no way to acquire them yet short of paying. Your character randomly dies at points too, often in the middle of a run or on flat ground so it's frustrating trying to build up enough exp. Also some levels dont grant any coins on rank up which has to be a bug as well. Lastly the game just seemingly and randomly CTD's when playing multiplayer. Also framerate takes a dive in MP as well for no apparent reason.

My advice, quickly add the parks/snowmobiles (shouldnt take more than a week unless your art team is lazy) and fix the bugs. No point adding new features to a game when players keep crashing to desktop, lagging, dying for no reason and have no way to customise their characters and gear.

I'm gunna keep playing it here and there but for now it's a "log in 1h a month drunk" game. Avoid unless you're a total snowboarding nut, are drunk or just wanna ♥♥♥♥ around with mates. If you want a serious skiing game with progression and gear unlocks wait a month or two.
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Joalie|哇咧
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Beautiful, Just Beautiful. This Game is very Uncommon to find for free. So for me this definitely deserves to be played. but still just one bug though, when I play in the events tab, after the event I can't exit to the menu, how come? well anyways hope it can be fixed soon and once again, Great Game Guys!
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155 of 185 people (84%) found this review helpful
254 people found this review funny
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3.4 hrs on record
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Posted: May 25
I've hit a rock and went to space

10/10 would take a small step for man again
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59 of 68 people (87%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
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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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43 of 69 people (62%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
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Posted: May 17
Product received for free
-Tried several times to get a gold medal on an event.
-Finally get it.
-Game crashes.
-9.5/10 too much snow
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
There are lots of bugs. As in like all of them. sometimes you just randomly crash(only happened once to me though), sometimes you dont crash when you should, use never worked for me, and while it's not a bug, it was almost impossible to see the runs diffrent from the snow on the side.
With all of that said though, it's still fun. I find myself fixated on doing soem very specific weird stuff, and it's fun to try to complete those goals. The controls aren't great, but if you switch it from being a snow sport simulator to just being a weird fun game, it works. It's very early acsess, but it's still fun. Good concept, and I can't wait to see it improve.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
109.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
Got into the closed beta when it first came out and loved it. Played it for more that 100 hours. But they slowed down production and for a while it seemed the project was dead, so I stopped playing. A while later I went on youtube and saw that it was all over my front page and I was super excited because I thought they came out of beta and added all they promised! But the reason it was on the front page was because they completely broken the game and all of its physics (or lack there of). I was dissapointed but still had some fun with my friends. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OSEQj2VqdQ&ab_channel=XenoBurger
Just today I got a message from steam saying that they finally added snowboarding, the one thing that I wanted from this game, but seemed like an unachievable goal. I was curious to see what they've added and the game is now huge. Its honestly amazing to me that they have gotten this far. Can't wait to see where it goes from here.
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
Great winter sports game with great graphics.
There are several game modes.
10/10.
Gameplay:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JgDNjdQVd8
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
They need to change the controls to what they used to be, I cant get speed on a flat surface. But great game!
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
Snowboarding is buggy as hell, and when you're switch stance(goofy), flipping controls are reversed. Like pushing up on the analog intending to do a frontflip results in a backflip which is confusing, and should be addressed. There aren't any rail sounds either with the snowboard. Both skiing and snowboarding have issues with uncontrollable choppiness when somehow "stuck" moving through the ground (hard to explain but you know what I'm talking about). Can't believe the snowmobile wasn't provided for free to those of us who actually paid for the game before it was made free to play. Other then that its a great game with lots of different terrain and the graphics are great.

Oh yeah, and adding support for Oculus Rift CV1 and Vive would be amazing.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I am limited to placing 2 drop points and this is extremely frustrating since you can't select which one to override with a new drop point, as it will always override the older one. We should have unlimited number of drop points, as well as the option to select and delete them. Also with the new update I can't land the fun and unrealistically massive jumps even when lined up properly with the ground.
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20 of 37 people (54%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
I saw this on featured on the front of the store, thought I'd give it a whirl. It's a modest sized download, looks pretty good, sounds absolutely wonderful and is a bit of fun. My time has thus far been consumed by the downhills on skis, the snowboard was a bit like a slippery version of Tony Hawk's for me. Good fun, have a crack.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 29
Product received for free
Fun, beautiful game. Very glitchy, most of the time amusing.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
Tomb stone was my most performed trick.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 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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19 of 36 people (53%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.6 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
Brilliant Game!! will definetley pre order
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
The scenery overall is great but up close the textures seem a bit shabby (and it's not that im running it on low settings, everything is on max) my snowboard seems to phase through the ground most of the time. The game runs smooth and is overall pretty good.
Rating: 5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
This game has come a long way. They added so much more stuff to the game. The game really satisfies your need to hit the slopes. There are still some bugs and just needs some refining but, it really is a great game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
It will be a great game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
Finally a good snowsports game for PC, sick soundtrack, active devs, good graphics, and smooth controls for the most part. Things can feel clunky at times but definitely a lot of fun, especially considering it's free now.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
Flipping awesome game! And the fact that it's free to play is why I can forgive so many things.

Good:
+ open world
+ ways to get to the summit or top of a track instantly
+ bunch of gear to stand out from the others
+ snowboards included
+ a myriad of tricks and flips to do
+ changing time of day
+ replay/rewind available
+ first person where you can see your body and the board

Meh:
~ no grind sounds for snowboard yet
~ no weather effects
~ servers sometimes have higher ping, but multiplayer is otherwise functional and enjoyable
~ launching the game connects it to the servers, what if your internet goes down?

Bad:
- when you tap W w/ a snowboard in first person, the camera looks down to the lower left, it's disorienting
- sometimes the game freezes and unfreezes, sometimes you have to close the process because it will not unfreeze, this makes you lose all the points that weren't saved (End Session), which is frustrating because it's more satisfying to go on big score runs and then end the session before you stop playing, rather than every time you pass a tickets booth just so you don't lose any points


Great game, would recommend, and if they update it more it will get even better. A must have for winter sports montage makers.
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