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 (255 reviews) - 73% of the 255 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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August 3

Removing SNOW from Steam Inventory

A few people have asked us if they could remove their SNOW inventories from their Steam profiles, and until now it hasn't been possible.

We've now set up a system for this.

If you wish to have your inventory hidden from Steam, please send an email to info@poppermost.se, stating that you want your inventory hidden and with your Steam profile url in it.

The Steam profile url looks something like this: steamcommunity.com/id/poppermost but has your name instead of poppermost.

Please note that this will prevent you from trading and using the market. You can still play the game.

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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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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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XeroRez
0.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
HAH! It states you need FIVE minutes in the game to write a review.. HOW HILARIOUS.. seeing as I got hit by a neverending stream of Images (I'm guessing control guides from the way it looked) less than ONE minute into the tutorial.. great game guys.. I'm gonna try to just sit there in the tutorial so I can get my "five minutes"... -____- ALSO.. I had to shut your game down through the task manager... no failsafes guys? No escape to exit an area? Also, your "Push" mechanic.. well when you explain how to do it in the tutorial image, you should say by "Repeatedly Tapping" because pressing can constitute one tap.. or press. Only ONE press allows you to TUCK.. not Push. You have quite a few kinks to work out I'm sure, I'm glad there is another game out here like the old SSX games.. but do NOT expect this to be my favorite.. I'm waiting for STEEP! (It will be SOO much better than this.. by MILES)
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ssjinjo0
0.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Pretty decent free game (other than grinding, that's pretty broken). Ragdoll physics are hilarious and the three songs in game are good. !WARNING! DO NOT TRY TO SKI TO THE EDGE OF THE MAP!!! IT WILL DISABLE YOUR PC!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! (jk it was just hard to close) Overall, it was worth the price: free!
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Sneaky Snacks - Totally Spies !
1.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Getting some serious Wii Ski and Snowboard flashbacks.
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coolkai3000
7.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
after leveling up to level 5 i find that it takes too long to actually get enywhere i spent 3 days getting to level 5 only to get 20 coins and the object i desired to get was a snowmobile and that is 500 COINS!!! how long will it take to actually make any progress the developers need to fix the money earning system as it is tedious and not worthwhile i now dont even want to play anymore due to this
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Dihn Dihn
0.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
SNOW MORE LIKE SLOW make the snowboarding faster
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lewissippitts
2.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
love is sound/music outstanding
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[M.A.T.E.]Sgt.Cunt
2.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
Although it's buggy as hell it has good graphics and is really fun to play with friends,easily one of the funniest f2p games out there!
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Mr. Throatwobbler Mangrove
3.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
Some glitches and bugs and lots of features that could use improvements (more on that in a bit), but before I go into that - if you've ever enjoyed a holiday in the snow, you absolutely owe it to yourself to try SNOW. It captures the spirit of a week's worth of skiing or snowboarding so well. The game looks fantastic and manages to convey the sights and sounds of an exhilarating ski slope incredibly well. The wind rushes past your ears while you shoot down the mountain, passing mountain chalets, a ski resort, lots of trees and rocks, ski lifts, frozen rivers, you name it. The one full mountain (plus some small snowparks) that the game currently features feels large, and it probably is. If you want to head off the slopes, simply turn to the left or right and explore. No invisible walls here.

Not all is positive though. My main complaint is that the game is currently of two minds, and that harms the game. On one hand, there is the simple skiing/snowboarding part of it, that is focused on exploration and enjoying the surroundings. That part already works very well, especially if more mountains would be added further down the road. The other part focuses on doing tricks, and could use a LOT of work. Doing grinds is almost impossible, due to the character not "locking in" on a rail. Rails are very easy to miss because of it, making doing grind tricks a chore. The controls are somewhat convoluted/impractical too, making tricking down the mountain unnecessarily difficult. I would strongly recommend the developers to work on this.

Tl;dr: amazing game if you even remotely enjoy wintersports, if only to take the game for a spin for a few hours. Controls and especially tricks could use some work. Still, I am very pleasantly surprised.

Bit of advice: if you try the game, make sure to check out the console commands. It lets you change the time of day, for a vastly different look (the morning actually looks like the morning, with appropriate shadows and sunlight).
Edit: this is possible with a simple button press too, no need for console commands.
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Pizza Time
0.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
Couldn't get past the tutorial
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IntenZ
0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
do not play this game if you don't have a controller! I have not tried with a controller myself, but with a keyboard the input is laggy as f***!! it takes about 2 seconds from pushing a button until the game reacts.. it's early acces, but it's bad, really really bad! I love snowboarding games and have been waiting for ever for a new good one.. this is not it! it's actually so bad, 5-10 mins was enough for me..

my recommendation is: wait for steep!
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
First off, SNOW is a game that I wish I could mark as "neutral". Since Steam doesn't allow that recommendation, I ultimately went with a "yes".

With a vast glistening landscape and much land to explore, it's hard not to appreciate the beauty that is SNOW. Make your way through the powdery bliss while taking in the various sights and wonderful wilderness. Like the wise Eminem once said, "lose yourself in the moment".

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Gameplay
If you ever had the joy of owning a GameCube, and played SSX Tricky for that matter, then you'll feel relatively at home with this PC translation. If not, then you're still in for a decent treat. While the game has some Early Access issues, ranging from severe graphical glitches to a terribly unforgiving "death" system, this game still has its delights that make me recommend it overall.

Within this game, you are able to explore a fictitious mountainside named Sialia. There are a number of things that you can do, such as free roaming sessions, and Olympic imitation half pipe performances and ramp jumps. Truly, SNOW offers a fairly realistic winter sports package.

Of course, as stated previously, this game has some irritating issues. First off, the punishment for hitting a rock is reasonable. It's death and a restart. Fair enough, yes? Well, then comes the plastic fence. Did you accidently - lightly - graze it? Too bad. Here's your gravestone and a restart. Happen to land on a small twig? Death and a restart. Want to test the fluffiness of that snow bank? Well... yeah, you get the picture. If you're not precise and exact with your movements and control (in other words, a pro), expect to restart this gae a hell of a lot of times.

Graphics
Simply put, the graphic in SNOW is absolutely stunning and breathtaking. There is no denying it. Never have I ever been so impressed with a snowboarding/skiing game, and never have I seen one so realistic. The day and night cycle is definitely a huge plus as well, as it further enhances the immersion effect.

There is one small gripe that I have, however, and that is the quality of gameplay that you can achieve with a low end PC. My Toshiba E45T is considered one of these said machines, and it makes the game somewhat difficult to play, While I can still enjoy the beauty of the game, the Field of Vision (FOV) is just terrible for me. For example, by the time I see a tree, I've already "Dittoed" into a gravestone. This goes for other objects as well, such as the rocks and snowbanks.

Audio
The 3 songs that this game has to offer is amazing. The first time I heard them I pretty much fell in love. It really compliments the title. Then I heard them again, and again, and again, and again... the same 3 songs for the next 2 hours that I ended up playing. So while the music is amazing at first, plan on listening to your own playlist... your sanity will thank you later.

In regards to the atmospheric sounds, I have no complaints. The wind picking up while your speeding down a slope sounds so authentic, it's amazing. Another plus one to the immersion factor. The scratching of the board on ice is realistic as well. Everything just sounds so perfect, I really can't compliment this aspect enough.

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Pros
+ Tons of challenges
+ This is a great game to play with friends; easy game to get in to if you're already familiar with winter sports
+ A lot of things that you can do in this game: "Fochi 2014" (play on Sochi 2014), half pipe parks, and free roam
+ There aren't a lot of decent snowboarding/skiing games out there, and this one brings me back to my SSX Tricky days
+ Honestly, you can't beat the fact that this game is free; does have microtransaction, but it's an amazing product overall
+ The graphics are just wonderful - of course it has its issues, but hopefully they're all taken care of by the time this game leaves Early Access

Neutral
± There is controller support but it doesn't really feel complete... I could just suck at this game, though... I wouldn't put it past me
± If you like electronica music, then the soundtracks in this game will attract you. However, you'll fast become annoyed with them due to there only being 3 so far
± It takes some time to connect to the server, but I can't completely blame the game. There are plenty of people who have noted the server issues though, such as losing/dropping connection, but I can say this with 100% truth: I have yet to be kicked from the servers
± Decent enough to play on a low end machine, but you will experience some issues. Also, for some reason my friend, who has a better rig than I do, is unable to play this game (it crashes all the time on him). Maybe there is an issue with various graphic cards? Expect some issues in this department (or maybe it's the server issues)

Cons
- Why am I stuck with a bald headed man?
- Weird physics at times: you mean to go one way but end up twirling the other
- How do you gain big air? I see it happening in the video, but I can't achieve it in any way whatsoever... please teach me your secrets
- I got stuck between a snow bank and a cabin roof. This only happened once, but it was still pretty annoying have to load up the game again
- Currently way too easy to die/fail when performing tricks; sometimes you die for absolutely no reason (I remember spawning and dying immediately. What gives?)
- While you're able to customise your character, the grind is honestly too real. In the time that I have played this game, I have yet to gain any kind of coin. I'm not really interested in customising my character, however, but I can see where people will have issues with this

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Last Remarks
My first impression of this game has been decent. I was not here from the very beginning so I can't compare it to then (supposedly it was even better than it is now). Is that true? I will never know. The best I can offer you is the experience that I had and, while it's probably not popular opinion, it is my own.

I'm already biased due to the fact that I never really found a good snowboarding game after my GameCube days. Despite its laundry list of issues, SNOW ended up being the jump back into time that I needed. Furthermore, I really do appreciate all that this free to play game has to offer. From its gorgeous graphics to the size of the map, I personally find it rather difficult to completely dislike this title.

Like I said, hopefully the issues can be worked out. This game has been out for a long time now - since October 2013 - so I have hopes for it. If you're into winter sport's, then I'd say SNOW is a decent contender in this overall lacking genre on Steam.

Overall
5.5/10

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If you would like to see how SNOW performed on my laptop, you can check out some footage here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yMmAdjEL6Q
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
59.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 11
Greatest free snowboarding/skiing game I have ever played. It's basically only open world. Would be cool to be able to have racing and trick competitions with specific servers only for that. But seriously, for what it is, it's quite entertaining and enjoyable, and the developers have worked hard to continue to improve it. Fun stuff!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15
Keep an open mind...
I've been playing for a good 27+ hours, and I'm level 33. This game is obviosly still in development meaning that its not perfect. leveling up is tedious and you get paid only every 5 levels but the pay does increase but they did this for a reason, since the game is free they want you to buy the money packs so that you can buy what you want and fund them at the same time. So I see both sides of the equasion, players want the money to be more easily earned but also the developer is giving the game for free and making profit off of the money packs. I haven't bought any money pack or plan on it at all because i dont mind the grind too much for making the money but I would rather have a sense of accomplishment and make a smaller amount every level and have that build up. Also a reason I do enjoy this game so much is because I haven't had a good snowboarding game to play since Amped 3 and that game is in a gengre of it's own but anyways Amped 3 game me a childhood dream to go out and snowboard, and this game furthur feeds that dream. All in all this game has its problems but with more work and funding I'm sure it will become an amazing final product
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20
Why this game is awesome:
-Great map design
-Stunning Graphics
-So many areas to discover
-Different ways to play (casual or competitive)
-Fun to play with friends
-It makes me wish the Mountain in this was real
-The best snow sports game on the market
-Realistic experience
-Great soundtrack

Reccomendations:
-Add AI in singleplayer
-Add weather conditions
-Make the game playable offline

10/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 11
Just SNOW and chill.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
It plays like Skate 3, in its seamless transitions from tricks and rails to landing, but also in its glitches. Fun with any group of people, friends or stranger.

I dare anyone to land a triple backflip while at a standstill. Its possible, believe me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
Couldn't get past the tutorial
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
SNOW MORE LIKE SLOW make the snowboarding faster
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 16
I am in love with this game. I cant not stop playing it.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 9
Can't speak for skiing, but snowboarding needs some work. Not even close to what it should be. I understand this game is "Early Access" but nothing about the game is fun in it's current state. I see great potential. The environment is relaxing to just cruise in. Something about the snow and mountains just puts me at ease and the music isn't too bad though if I were to keep playing I'd mute it for my own playlist. The snowboarding is just too off for me to enjoy. The best thing I could compare it to would be like a 90's arcade racer, except more frustrating because for some reason the physics in those make more sense.

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