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.
User reviews:
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Mostly Positive (396 reviews) - 72% of the 396 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (5,160 reviews) - 72% of the 5,160 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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Recent updates View all (53)

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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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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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.
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mostly Positive (396 reviews)
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rada
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
Awesome game! Keep it up!
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JAhern5
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
Great open world game for skiing/snowboarding. It's free and it is an amazing game to be free!
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----------> LiD <----------
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
HOW DO U SWITCH FROM SNOWBOARDER TO SKIIER
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MightyKey
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
Some people dont like it and some people like it...
im one of does how like this kinda of games :D

good job DEVS!
keep up the good work!
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Swagnemite
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
meh
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Rebecca
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
Crap.
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TschontiLELE
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
it can be fun for a few hours
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rubenhwg
( 66.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
Sick m8, sick.
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kill me senpai
( 25.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
TL;DR: A good, fun, free winter sports game, albeit a bit buggy at the moment.

SNOW is a kind-of-sim skiing/snowboarding game with breathtakingly pretty graphics, an extremely large, detailed open world with jumps, rivers, and parks to ride down, realistic-but-still-fun physics, and multiplayer with dedicated servers, all of which being entirely FREE.

Of course, it being a modern free-to-play game, it features microtransactions in the form of credits, to buy cosmetic additions to personalize your character, which do not affect game play in the slightest, the one exception being a snowmobile, which is mainly just a means of travelling around the mountain.

These credits can also be earned by levelling up every so often (XP is earned by doing tricks, jumps, flips and completing challenges), but it only gives a small amount of around 50 credits every 5 levels compared to the 300 or so credit price tag on some of the more desirable cosmetics.

Another downfall (but one to be expected, it being early access), is the amount of bugs, glitches, and lack of polish in some areas. Most of these are quite minor, and not interrupting gameplay, but I have had the entire game stop working, needing a full system restart a couple times.

PROS:

+ Massive open world
+ Nice graphics
+ Dedicated multiplayer servers
+ Realistic physics
+ More features to come

CONS:

- Too much time needed to get credits
- Very buggy
- Grinding physics could be improved (you can ride on walls in some cases)





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Commercial Broadway Station
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
For a ski bum, it's a way to stay sane during the summer!

10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
358.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 16
I've been playing this game for almost a total of 260 hours now and still have only found one bad thing. The game overall is smooth, has amazing gameplay, and is easily enjoyed by anyone and especially enjoyed by people who ski or snowboard in real life. The only problem I have is the glitch that starts in around 250 hours which doesnt let me play as much because it closes the game randomly. I would reccomend this game to anyone who enjoys skiing and snowboarding and likes winter sports.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17
Game has been ironed out alot and most bugs are gone but some still remain. its a open world winter sports game i have been waiting for since SSX. Ragdolls and animations need the most work.

Pros:
+ F2P
+ Open world
+ Great graphics
+ VR support
+ Snowboarding and Skiing
+ Tons of gear

Cons:
- A Lot of the animations arent too good
- ragdolls are worst then Skate 3
- The bugs that still remain (getting stuck in the ground sometimes after landing!)
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17
Yew go down sloop supar fast then ded
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 23
My friend Adam and I were going down the Graveyard Pass at a blistering speed. Trees were giving off sonic cracks as we blew past them approaching mach 1 speeds. If we both hadn't bought the Speed Demon Gear DLC our skin would have been ripped off from the extreme speeds. At 1300km/h we activated the main thrusters on our skis, sending us down at speeds faster than any vehicle ever created by man. We both risked snapping our necks clean off by turning to each other and giving a thumbs up. This is what we lived for. Pure speed. Adrenaline. Dancing with death, looking it right in the eye and proclaiming "Not today, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥! I do the work. I earn the money. I am the one that decides when to have sex. I have the ultimate power, economically AND physically and I will not doubt for a second to use my full adult male force to put you into back in your place. These strong ♥♥♥♥ing arms have killed before, and if pushed I will not hold back. Spouse or not.".
As me and Adam were approaching mach 2 down the mountain, Adam proclaimed he had trouble with his thrusters. I could sense the fear in his voice. Something was wrong. Out of nowhere, his right skis thrusters shot off with full force, ripping his entire right leg off together with the ski. The scream over the radio headset was ear shattering. I tried to focus on staying on track and avoiding crashing into a tree, which would be an instantaneous death, but I had to look.
The sight sent a chill down my spine. My best friend was doing his best to hold his form at 2100 km/h with only one leg. I could see in his visor a single tear rolling down his cheek. He turned his head to me, and raised his right arm in a salute, risking his hand getting torn off from the wind pressure.
The time had come. I nodded.
Adam veered off-track, right into a big pine tree. The red mist of my best friend will be forever imprinted in my memory. The following explosion set off a massive avalanche, the biggest since 2004. The avalanche posed no threat to me due to the sheer speed I was traveling, but the same can not be said for the neighboring ski town of Obersaxen, which was struck by the avalanche and completely submerged by snow. 640 people died. Thankfully our families were not in Obersaxen but in a town 20 or so miles away where I told Adams wife what happened.
Sadly Adam wasn't a winner. A winner wouldn't let his best friend ♥♥♥♥ his wife, but Adam did. Adam did the very moment he became meat smoke. Some people were just born weak.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17
For This Game I GOT HOPE, its really good game for a pre build so lets HOPE that they continue the good work :)
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 7
I consider this project is the way to earn some money for the composers, whose music plays on the background.
Let's be hones, free game are not THAT good. And the challenging part is pretty annoying due to physics that work a little bit weird. Anyways this game is pretty nice ski/board simulator for someone LIKE ME BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SKI AND THE ONLY MOUNTAIN I HAVE SEEN IN MY LIFE IS THE MOUNTAIN DEW BOTTLE.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 7
nice game bro
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 4
Love game very fun and good to experience skiing and snowboarding
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 5
SSX made a comeback. A more, realistic Comeback

Edit: Somewhat REALISTIC
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 4
very accurate towards real snow sports, open world with hardly any restrictions on mountains.
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