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: Mixed (1,550 reviews) - 69% of the 1,550 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 2, 2014

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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 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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Recent updates View all (22)

October 1

Hotfix Update

  • Fixed a few localization errors
  • Fixed 32-bit build not starting on fresh installs
  • Fixed UI animations playing faster the higher FPS you had
  • Fixed player getting stuck if they aborted an ongoing purchase
  • Fixed possible frontend camera issue

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September 30

Game Update 0.6.1

The latest update is here! 0.6.1 brings a load of improvements and fixes including:

  • Updated to CRYENGINE 3.8.3 - Brings vastly improved DoF, Motion Blur and HDR rendering
  • Big physics pass - Many movement improvements and additions that add to the feeling and pave the way for future grinding improvements
  • Added support for cycling drop points with gamepad shoulders
  • Polished event functionality for better gameplay
  • Implemented new Event preview modal - Including showing a possible reward and your best score
  • Added smooth finish animations for events
  • Checkpoint times are now shown to the player while playing events
  • Player now always correctly spawns in the ground state instead of hovering in air
  • Improved XP screen handling and resolved a few issues where score would be incorrectly reported
  • Added new Bundles store
  • Integrated new Credits screen
  • Re-implemented support or store color variations
  • And much, much more! See the full changelog below.

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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

    • 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.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Early Access Review
I do recommend this game, but it's a grudging recommendation...

The good:

* The scenery is stunning
* Going off-piste is fantastic
* It has bags of potential
* Pretty damned good simulation (especially since the latest update, still a few glitches but generally OK)
* Excellent music
* Great fun to relax and unwind with (I prefer free roam to doing events)
* Lots of features being added / improved
* Dev team seem committed and I see no signs of vapourware
* I haven't personally had any performance issues (although I've seen post from many who have)
* Rift support!

The bad:
* Microtransactions (Yes, it's _that_ type of game. At least they're currently cosmetic only)
* If you want to get to the good spawn points, you have to grind XP
* Features keep being removed
* Updates are a little slow and there's no target 1.0 date
* Controls could do with a tweak (especially moving the camera in 3rd person)
* Grinding (worth a mentioning again, especially when wiping out costs unbanked XP)

Perhaps I was spoiled by playing very early versions of this game, but I loved if because it left me alone on a mountain to explore and go where I wanted. Now, however, if you want to try the best bits of the mountain, you need to grind XP which is still insanely slow in Free Roam mode.

I may be wrong but I get the impression that once the game is Free2Play, the devs are worried people won't hang around long enough to spend money. Unfortunately, it's turned a fun, relaxing game into yet another slog.

I do still recommend it, just. It's beautiful and worth playing, but IMHO it's worse overall than it used to be.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Early Access Review
It is not a bad idea for a ski game. Though as it is in beta still this game a bit broken. I do enjoy some of the glitches as they make me laugh. Like when you biff the rag doll physics just are too unrealistic. often my character's head would keep rolling and rolling. The controls are a little bit wonky and events don't seem to work when I have tried. I will look at this game more when it gets another update.

As the game is now, I can not recommend it. I am hoping that I can in the future.
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68 of 95 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Early Access Review
I bought the game almost 2 years ago because they said they would be adding snowboards. Still no snowboards :(
Also, I'm getting tired of paying to be a beta tester for games which will eventually go F2P
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49 of 64 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
Wow, just played today. (5/23/15) Boy they really downgraded the game from what it originally was, terrible physics now and just awful pay wall. I love how I paid for a game that decided half way through to change to F2P and ruin their system. This game is failed in every way it can to its supporters.

I use to own everything in the shop, it was supposed to be a game you had to buy, now it's just an utter shell of itself and to make matters better they decide to either ditch the last physics system they had or edit it to the point of a terrible arcade-e little ♥♥♥♥ of physics.

My last investment in a game where I don't have a say in the way it's shaped. The developers can burn for all I care.

Don't pay for early access, just wait to uninstall it for
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50 of 66 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Early Access Review
This game used to be good but then they had a new engine update and they killed the physics and fun of the game. The "speed" sensation is not there and the game crash alot. Also, they added microtransactions.

Avoid this game.

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