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 (311 reviews) - 72% of the 311 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (5,359 reviews) - 73% of the 5,359 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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July 14

Bugfix Update

A patch was released today to fix an exploit that we noticed earlier this month.

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June 2

Server-Side Multiplayer Update

A server side update is now live:

  • Fixed several issues relating to Snowmobiles in Multiplayer gameplay
  • Fixed actor type (snowboard / skier) not always syncing across the network correctly
  • Fixed issue relating to HTTP error code not being handled correctly

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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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Recent:
Mostly Positive (311 reviews)
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British gunners
( 111.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
I thought this game would have my wife (who is ragdoll physics)
but it didn't
don't get this game if you want to see a man flying off a snowy cliff.
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Dissident(jk)
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
10/10
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0 GREY 0
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
heyyy thats pretty gooood
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Testicular Torsion
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
I went snow
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ed4ssi
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
Because i enjoy snowboarding in real life, in summer this is actually a pretty good replacement for it. All though there are some bugs that need to be fixed.
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Royalty
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
This game is hella sick and I love the graphics BUT- bc my computers graphics card is SH*T, at night time for some reason the entire floor turns pitch black, and my player. Honestly idk why but I love the freeroam style of the game. You should make it easier to get points tho!
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BRINGITSISTA
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
The only skiing game where everything isnt based on some stupid concept of flipping and getting points. Im this game you go down an open world ski resort where physics are great and there are just as many normal trails as trick parks.
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Aspire
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
It is a game where you go down slopes, and have your fellow bald cult followers spawn on you. You and your fellow cult members have the ability to turn into tombstones. Best to be played at recomended resolution 600 x 480 windowed, with such a field of veiw it is as if you are actually there looking through a paper towel roll.
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Supersmooth
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
Front Flip Only Meta
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Wang_Muncher659
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
this game is what its like to take pingas
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
32 of 42 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Bought this game in early alpha and followed through the developement.
I am extremely disappointed in the developers.
This game had great potential and the idea aswell as parts of the current game are so fun and inspired.
The flipside is gigantic tho. The development has basically stood still for over 2 years. Snowboarding was promised to be finished 1.5 years ago. Sales went great. Less and less effort went into the game. Now that Snowboarding is out it is a buggy mess. After 2 Years. The very little time they invested completely went into milking the financial potential. For an unfinished game with almost all core problems unfixed the prices for micropayments are absolutely beyond ridiculous. I payed 13 bucks to support this game. I used to be able to use all cosmetics. For free. Now i would have to pay roughly 3500$ for that. In a completely unfinished Beta game that will 99.999% never be finished.
Im so sincerely disappointed in Poppermost for taking this game in the completely wrong direction. You guys seemed like genuine people but I guess I was wrong. Or the good sales "changed your minds".
Well, whatever you do, do not get this game, do not support these developers. Core elements still dont work, riding and doing tricks feels awkward if anything and not fun in any way. Stay away!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 17
I do like this game it has potential for sure!! But.. for now I am staying away from this until it gets a bit more work done with the performance and bugs lol unfortunaly the game crashed my system and a friends pretty harrd after exiting. Made my i7 6th Gen, ROG system start running at half the speed it should.. yet after a good game delete and reboot it's all sweet!! Even though I give this a thumbs down I do enjoy it and hope i can give this a thumbs up in the near future!
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 13
I honestly don't understand the praise this game recieves from the top reviewers. So many people talking about how polished and smooth the gameplay is and just how great it is. I mean, the game definitely has some good aspects. The graphics are beautiful, the maps are huge and filled with things to do and explore, and there are a lot of cutomization options, challenges and events. From the outside, it does seem like a great game. The more I play it, though, the less fun I have and the more frustrated I get between grinding seemingly endlessly for credits and failing again and again on seemlingly impossible events, often due to physics issues and glitches.

The Grind

The average cost for cutomization options is roughly 150 credits, with some ranging from 30's (mainly goggles) up to 1000 (mainly snow mobiles.) The main method of earning credits is every 5th level, where you will recieve 25 credits. The problem here is both only getting 25 credits every 5 levels, and the leveling frequency diminishes due to increased experience requirements as you level. You quickly end up having to grind for hours just to get 25 credits that isn't enough to actually afford anything on its own. In the 9 hours I have on this game, I have been able to afford a mask and a jacket. The cheapest snowmobile is ~400 credits. 25 credits goes into 400 16 times and you need 5 levels to get 25 credits. 5 x 16 is 80, meaning you would need to reach level 80 to afford the cheapest snowmobile. Most snowboards and other options, as mentioned, average at about 150 credits meaning you could, at level 80, either buy a snowmobile or ~3 other average price items.

The Bugs

I will admit, there aren't a lot of bugs in this game. There are, however, a small few bugs that happen very frequently and are very infuriating. During events you will crash or need to restart and do so very often. Roughly half of the time you restart an event and try to rush past the 3 second count down to get on with the event your character will end up facing the wrong way and in your attempt to get moving you will end up walking or pushing yourself the opposite direction which is especially irritating in time trials. Another big one is, for some odd reason, sometimes when you land in the snow your snowboard/skis will be stuck underneath the snow and cause you to instantly die. This also happens frequently when you try to respawn or join a friend and you end up instantly dead and, in free mode and certain events, costs you points/exp. I've had times where I crash consecutively up to 5 times before I'm able to keep going.

Over half of the events in this game rely on your score, obtained by doing tricks. Scoring high is very difficult when a lot of your score relies on perfect landings that are nearly impossible to land and often don't even register. Half of the time I do a backflip it counts as a frontflip. Tricks don't seem to register an annoying amount of the time and even when you get a high score you'll likely end up losing a lot of it due to glitches and the shoddy physics.

The Constant Connection Requirement

You have to be connected to the internet to even get to the main menu of this game. This wouldn't be HORRIBLE if you always had a stable connection to the servers. Unfortunately, that's nothing but a dream with SNOW as there are constant connection issues, even while doing singleplayer events. Everytime you restart or finish an event, it needs to check in with the servers which can take up to a couple of minutes sometimes which is even worse when you're constantly restarting events. I've had the game straight up freeze when it tries to connect leaving me to force close it after a few minutes of waiting. The servers are also frequently laggy and crash on occasion.

Conclusion

SNOW can be fun. It's definitely fun to play with a few friends and explore the large and detailed map as well as share laughs with some of the bugs and bull ♥♥♥♥ fun you experience while flying down a mountain at 60 MPH. Unfortunately, that's all that this game really has to offer. Outside of that is a bunch of events that won't be completed by most of you due to the difficulty, infuriating bugs, rampant connection issues,and an insane amount of grinding to be able to afford even the cheapest customization options. I can recommend this game if you want to have a couple hours of fun with friends but as soon as you start trying to take this game seriously and wanting to complete events, challenges, and progress to further your character you quickly start to realize how unfair and annoying this game is to play.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 20
I launch up the game for the first time.

I complete the basic training knowing that I can be the best around. All my life I've been preparing for this (about 10 minutes). I spawn up at the highest peak I can find and I start to speed up. I reach a speed of a dangerous factor. "It doesn't matter" I say. I'm the best and I know it. I continue to speed up, avoiding trees and rocks, expertly making each turn. "This is so easy" I say. I get even more cocky. I start doing extremely tight flips and I bounce off rocks, grinning, knowing I've mastered the art of Skiing. I take a look at the secenery and I close my eyes. "Easy" I continue to say. I open my eyes up and I see a broken fencing on the side of the track. "This is my chance." I yell as my eyes widen. "This is my chance to prove to the world that I'm unstoppable. I'm the single most skilled level 1 in this game." I take a turn so fast my computer skips a frame. I'm headed down the slope. The HUD says, "An Unamed Valley." I look at this and tilt my head, "Huh? That's a weird name for a Valley, I mean, kind of stupid, really. Like, if someone, like me, were skiing by and--That's when I saw it. A plastic fence about 50 meters in front of me. I make my first--and last mistake. "Hah, thin plastic? I'm headed over 100 mph, why would a plastic fence--" I strike the fence with such speed all the bones in my body instantly *CRACK* and the (apparently) infinite elasticity of the fence bounces me back with such velocity I hear the booming thunder of my body breaking through the sound barrier. I slide back through the snow so fast I explode a rock and snap a tree in two. My near-corpse starts to flail at a ridiculous magnitude and I rapidly start to elevate. The friction of the air as I shoot up the sky ignites my clothes and I change directions as my body desides and collapse in on itself. I rocket towards the mountain so absurdly fast I rip through mach 1. I collide with a cabin so hard I kickstart fusion and the house explodes. This only speeds me up. I launch straight down into the snow, burying myself 20 feet through the rock. The sheer heat I generate as a result of me doing this separates the oxygen and hydrogen from the snow and ignites---the entire mountain combusts and spews plasma everywhere. My body is shot up straight to the heavens at such indescribable speeds that I'm having trouble describing it. As I shoot straight through the atmosphere my flailing body heads towards the Sun. My vision starts to strech out as I reach light speed--passing straight through the Sun, killing it--and all life on Earth. As my body passes through the Milky Way--dragging parts of it with me, I think, "Level up!"
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 4
This game has been nearly 3 years in the making in early access and it seems the only thing they have actively worked on is the implementation of the store and cosmetic items. The game was more playable when it first launched into early access. Controls seem worse then before, interface is just horrible and riddled with bugs, you cant equip the items you own because the interface wont register that you clicked on certain items so your character is stuck wearing default set. They claim this is a free to play open world game but there is little to no interaction with other people. I havnt even seen an option as to how to go about getting into another game with people. 3 years and this game still isnt functional. Its too obvious that the devs decided to cash out by focusing on market items only and letting the game rot. Another company added to the very long list of how game devs are taking advantage of the market. Let this game die, wait for "Steep" if youre really wanting a good open world snow game. Its pathetic that games like Cool Boarders and SSX or even Shaun White are the best snow games made to date. Those games outdated mechanics and graphics are better then this heap. Save your time and money cause this game will never be fully released.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22
Good cause its free and you can go mach 7 down a mountain
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
While it may not be the best game i've ever played, It's a great one.
It's a great game to take your controller, and enjoy a chilling session of just
DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE
DAMN YOU
WHY'D YOU SPAWN ON ME
RUINED MY STREAK
and so on and so forth.
8/10 would crash into rocks again
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 11
I've been here from the start, I bought into early access and I had high hopes... I've seen it all change for better or worse. The developers are amazing and ambitious but my problem is it's always been average the game isn't amazing but neither is it terrible.

The good well the settings are all there screen options, a tonne of advanced graphics settings... all the good stuff! The music is by far my favourite thing in the game there's only a few tracks but those few tracks are so calming and beautiful. You can deck out your character as much as you would like the options are all there clothing wise anyways and with the new addition of snowboarders there's even more! I can say for a small dev team the content updates come out quite frequently which is never a bad thing. Maps are nice and big and online play works for the most part!

Now the bad the game is a buggy mess for the most part constant crashes, the physics seem off to me and the wait for snowboards was far to long to warrant how average the gameplay is, what I'm trying to say is I don't think it's fun... it's actually quite boring after the first 2-10mins. As a founder I expected more than what I got, I get it microtransactions is all fine and dandy since it's free now but what about when I paid to support you? A few clothes is all I'm worth... that's great! Aside from free roaming there is nothing else to do the game is tedious, slow and most of all not fun.

Look it's fine as a free to play game, I'm trying not to bash it because I wanted to love it and I know plently of people like this game and that's fine but what I expected was Skate in the form of snowboarding/skiing but what I got was a bland free roaming buggy mess. I've been patient for 3 years and now I finally know were this is headed, I hope all the best to the devs but this game isn't what I'm after... maybe someday in the future but now it's a strong no!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
Because i enjoy snowboarding in real life, in summer this is actually a pretty good replacement for it. All though there are some bugs that need to be fixed.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Gives the perfect feeling of riding down a mountain! Realism is key. Love it! :)
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