SNOW is the only winter sports game that offers the most authentic riding experience in a massive open-world mountain. SNOW offers the ability to customize your character from entire catalogs of the biggest real-life brands, dynamically reshape the mountain as you want, or compete in real-life events alone or against friends.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (882 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 10, 2013
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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 the 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 a pre-Alpha state. This means that many core 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?

“When SNOW leaves Early Access 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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"It's a freeskiing game in early access with loads of potential. I can't wait to see what they can do with more support. - Andy Bauman"

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December 17

Game Update 0.4.3



Time for a change! The 0.4.3 update is now live, including Multiplayer improvements and official PlayStation 4 "DUALSHOCK 4" gamepad support.

See Multiplayer information for help on setting up servers.

  • Multiplayer improvements
  • "DUALSHOCK 4" (PS4) controller support
  • Updated to CRYENGINE 3.6.10
  • Fix: Skeletons were not updated on the server when out of view range
  • Fix: Field of view being set twice and not adhering to cl_camFieldOfView
  • Cleaned up CVar usage, removed unused ones
  • Added seamless multiplayer check
  • Added "version" data key for lobbies and servers
  • Added debug CreateLobby command
  • Improved lobby <-> server connection process
  • Fixed near plane (first person) shadows
  • Implemented steam networking interfaces and new experimental punchthrough
  • Fixed Jansson not using the CRYENGINE memory manager
  • Fixed a bunch of debug mode assertions
  • Corrected OnEndSession FG parameter
  • Fixed possible particle physics crash during gameplay
  • Reworked player freezing to avoid slight movement
  • Removed min air time for land
  • Actor stats are now fully reset after revive
  • Inputs are no longer reset on revive
  • Tricks are now queried on land, enter air and revival
  • Fix: Exploit to perform a trick while on ground by using arrow key immediately after spawning
  • Fix: Player dying if performing trick when respawning
  • Fixed buttering behaviour
  • Fixed dynamic light source passing a temporary variable onwards
  • Cleaned up & optimized player view code
  • Optimized ViewFirstPerson function
  • Fix: Non orthonormalized matrices in player view
  • Improved GameWarning usage
  • Fix: Max surface velocity was checked by surface name instead of id
  • Fix: Possible renderer crash during level load
  • Moved keyboard shifty from Mannequin idle to trick manager, fixes issues with inability to shifty while rotating
  • Removed trick & rotation logging
  • Changed forced kill to bail
  • Optimized ski effects
  • Fix: Particle flashing while skiing over a new surface type
  • Dynamic environment probe textures are now cached on entity spawn
  • Optimized CActor::UpdateStats, steam statistics are now sent on revive, death or actor destruction
  • Disabled a bunch of unused render targets
  • Integrated CRYENGINE fix for particles not loading in updated cubemaps
  • Fixed poles being incorrectly deselectable
  • Fixed possible physics deadlock on spawn
  • Re-implemented sideways landing crash

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October 16

Game Update 0.4.2

New update just went live (v0.4.2) - Release notes can be found here:
http://www.snowthegame.com/post-type/release-notes/game-update-0-4-2/

Code:

  • Updated to CRYENGINE 3.6.8
  • Fix: Dynamic environment probe crash when there was not texture generated
  • Increased first person local field of view from 60 to 75
  • Added Detached Camera controls
  • Tweaked default camera orbit speed
  • Fix: Game attempting to load a level using the command line passed to the application
  • Fix: Game not reloading Frontend correctly after a level load failure

Art:
  • Grind paths added to all grindable assets
  • Fix: Powder particles playing when landing on ice
  • Updated surfacetype for snow and snow_powder (now only powder)
  • Optimized lift station
  • Added snow cannons
  • Fochi: Updated rails and tweaked sizes of assets
  • Fochi: Updated with new jumps
  • Sialia: Quarry: Added more details and improved gameplay
  • Sialia: Added new area (it's a surprise!)
  • Sialia: Eastwater Village: Improved gameplay
  • Sialia: Eastwater River: Gameplay fixes

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About This Game

SNOW is the only winter sports game that offers the most authentic riding experience in a massive open-world mountain.

SNOW offers users the ability to customize their characters from entire catalogs of the biggest real-life brands, dynamically reshape the mountain as they want, or compete in real-life events alone or against friends.

Help us make SNOW the best title it can be by joining the Early Access now! During the development phase we will work with the community to extend and improve the game, leading up to the free-to-play release in 2014!

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
  • Sound effects and music

Early Access

Until SNOW goes free-to-play, users will be required to purchase access to the game. There are several options for players who want to support the game's development and receive exclusive content in return.




**Please note that some of this content will become available in the near future once functionality has been added**

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2GHz or AMD Dual-Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 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.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
Early Access Review
For an alpha game especially, this game is more fluid than just about any other winter sport sim I have personally played. For the price its worth investing in this gem - the game is worth the money now in alpha, just imagine when it hits release.

Right now there are only 3 different "parks" or mountains or whatever. Additional maps are inevitable and the ones they have now seem to be very well thought out as far as possible lines and different variaions of ways you can go down the mountain.
10/10 would ski again - and I'm a boarder.
Also - I heard whispers of snowboarding being added to this game at some point? Just rumors...? or is this real life,,,,
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Early Access Review
Moje česká preview: http://www.playhit.cz/2014/12/snow-nejrealistictejsi-simulator-lyzovani/

First of all, I'm gonna say that I recommend the purchase of the Early access only to the biggest fans and those who are willing to support a project in its beginning, a project, that is not a full game yet.

SNOW looks awesome! You gotta love every detail in this game's graphics. The panorama is actually so beautiful that it makes you loose your focus on riding itself! But then comes the downer side, riding feels great and all, very realistic, until you hit a rail or fall down and glitch your body half way through to the Matrix. I think there should be a button for sliding like in Tony Hawk for example, otherwise the rider looks just plain bored, standing all straight and stuff. Or, there actually is a button for this but I didn't find it because there is no way to check out or adjust the controls! That is kinda unacceptable, but I do understand this is a pre-alpha and I'm not gonna judge it so harshly until the whole thing's out. I can't wait to review this later when they put snowboards in it. I am a passionate SNB rider myself and it would be great to performe some tricks on PC that I'm scared to try IRL.

I'll edit this when it's out.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
52.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
Early Access Review
this game is thee best skiing game ever made it runs soo well if u have a good computer and looks really good. the physics and stuff is great too 15/10 everyone should play
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Early Access Review
It's getting great form now, but it's not there quite yet. I do own it now for over a year and it has come a long way since then. Can't wait for the next updates!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Early Access Review
When snowboarding is added, this will officially be my favorite game. There isn't anything else like the open world skiing that this game provides.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Early Access Review
RATING: 8.7/10 - Excellent

SUMMARY
Snow is an excellent skiing game, and is really impressive consideringit being in early stages of development. Recommended for anyone looking fora quality skiing experience on PC.

FULL REVIEW
SNOW boots you to the main menu where you'll find freestyle skiing, and a store to customize your character. You also find some upcoming features, like Competitive Events. The store is filled with lots of good looking gear, and hopefully much more will come. When you hit Freestyle, you are able to select from a Mountain, the Tutorial, and an olympic themed course. The tutorial I found to be quite confusing, but most of the game is quite simple once you get the basic controls. The mountain is beautifully designed, with great views and jump points. It also has hidden easter eggs like the Yeti and Castle. The olympic course looks pretty good, and can be alot of fun to pull off tricks. Speaking of tricks, air stunts in this game flow well, and there are a great number of them. One problem with this game is sound has yet to be an implemented feature. I'd also like to mention the console's cheat commands, allowing you to slow gravity can be very fun. In conclusion, I recommend this game to anyone looking for a good skiing game on steam.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Early Access Review
The best winter sports sim to date!


Playing SNOW in it's Alpha form, though buggy in certain situations, lays the groundwork for a highly addicting, realstic, ski simulation game.

Each update is highly anticipated.

The latest, M4, changed many of the rotation dynamics so that they are presented more realistically. The features in the new L02 park are fixed to work most of the time. Grinding and jumping from rail to rail looks incredibly smooth. Spinning off of rails and boxes is a lot of fun. The big airs aren't super massive to where it's unbelievable anymore, but the realistic approach works so well for this type of game.

The rest of the mountain has improved much, although, I wish there was still a castle. Maybe there is? Maybe I haven't found it yet? Another great feature of this game: replayability. I have spent hours taking alternative routes and hitting yet another crazy line. The mountain is huge and every nook and cranny is worth exploring.

Overall, I believe this game is an incredible purchase $15. With the fact that it will also be coming out for PS4, this game will make drastic improvements and additions within the next year (maybe months if we are lucky) including multiplayer, more mountains, new items, and snowboarding. The ultimate ski sim. I would recommend this game to anyone who is likes realstic sims or skiing/snowboarding.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Early Access Review
A great little time waster. Lots of support from the devs, major updates come frequently. If you are a fan of winter sports in general, this game is worth it!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
77.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Early Access Review
I've been looking forward to this game for quite some time and was finally able to pick it up. The existing content was already worth my money in my opinion and the planned features just seem even better. The game looks and handles wonderfully for an alpha state. There are obviosuly some imperfect parts as this game is in early access but as an avid snowboarder I am more than happy to support these devs who seem to really care about the project.

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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Early Access Review
One of the best sports games around. Skiing open world is amazing! Devs are working hard and I see lots of improvment! Keep up the good work devs and people get this game!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Early Access Review
9/10 - One of the best open world simulation games I own.

Graphics are just purely amazing and pyhsics are awsome too.

Large amount of customabillity on rider, clothes, helmats, beenies, skies, boots, trousers, shades, ect...

Would recommend to anyone world is massive can not explore whole thing.

Includes REd Bull big air Sochi ramps and many other parks.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Early Access Review
if you like skiing and mountains then this is a good game, now imagine combining the two. That is SNOW, but it doesn't end there. The game devs intend to add snowboarding too. If you like skiing, snowboarding, and mountains then you will like this game. I r8 8/8
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Early Access Review
This will be something incredible when it's completed.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
Get's better and better for each update. Really like what the devs have done with M4 update, Is a joy wathing this gem progress.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Early Access Review
Great winter sports sim. Even though its quite buggy its still a very enjoyable game. Cant wait to see this game grow.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Early Access Review
I have been playing this game for a very long time and it is amazing! It is so much fun to explore the open world and do your favortite grabs and spins. I HIGHLY recommend this game seeing that it is now down to $15.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Early Access Review
Ive never skiid or snowboarded ever, but this is a very fun, not demanding game but still beutifull scenary and graphic, love this :D
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Early Access Review
This is an amazing game for the fact that it's not even a full game.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Early Access Review
This was an ok game... Until I went first person and it was profound! Awesome work. I'm a fan of the first SSX, cos it was about SPEED. Let's face it, tricks are boring and I suppose they have their place but I would ask the devs to make them optional. It's too weird in 1st person and very sensitive.
Honestly, forget the tricks and just give us more STEEP. Multiplayer World Championship downhill ffs
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Early Access Review
Finally a great snow sports game for the PC. I cannot wait for the final version!
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