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: Mostly Positive (1,507 reviews)
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 (20)

August 25

Minor Game Patch

Minor SNOW patch is being deployed now!

  • Fixed options not being case-insensitive
  • Fixed possible issue with equipping globally available assets
  • Fixed possible crash while switching levels
  • Fixed leaderboard items overlaying the header
  • Fixed the player being able to access the menu before maps were available
  • Fixed possible crash if level had no available spawn points
  • Granted assets are now requested immediately after XP reward, or entering an area
  • We now only display the first camera for a locked spawn point
  • Player is no longer despawned when starting drop point selection, making it possible to go back into the game if you change your mind
  • Tweaked shadow jittering for all specs
  • Non-clothing assets are now ignored when creating a character
  • Fixed possible crash if level load failed
  • Fixed UI objects not being properly cleared when the workspace was closed immediately, e.g. loading a new level
  • Fixed issue where engine textures were incorrectly set up, causing AA and shadows to not render correctly.

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August 20

Hotfix for Challenge Completion Crash

• Fixed case where in-game store thumbnails would be rendered black.
• Fixed possible case where UI popup would be drawn in the background instead of in order.
• Fixed possible store / inventory crash.
• Fixed crash caused by completing challenges.

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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

    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
    • 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: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
37 of 47 people (79%) 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.

3/10
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Early Access Review
SNOW Review:

(Not so) Quick summary
It's one of the top of the genre, if not, the top of the Snow games genre. Excellent graphics, lots of maps which are very large, especially the Mountain which has more than 10 spawn points all in different areas, with each one having so much to explore than the others. You can be a pumkin head with epic shoes doing a backflip just to land it perfectly and - just in time - take a screenshot. The optimization might not be the best, so I just put it onto medium-ish settings. And I'm telling you that if I can run Titanfall on medium, I should be able to run this on high! Wait... look at that snow, all these textures! It's so good looking! Nevermind then, if you take a closer look SNOW is very strong in the category of Graphics.

Graphics
It's a beautiful game, very impressive for a game which costs this little. You might say to yourself "Heh, that's nothing. Have you Seen GTA V?" and to that I said that I have seen it and played both games, SNOW and GTA V. GTA V is a costly game which is a finished release with some updates. SNOW is a cheaper game in earlier developement with way more snow. It's just very nice to see that you can change time ingame. I love to set it to sunrise. All those pinkish colors on the snow, those brighter shadows. It looks almost like a film or as if I'm an actual Skieer with a camera strapped to a flying bot following me. An easy 9/10.

Sounds
The sounds remind me of the Skate series. Skate is about skating, SNOW is about skiing. Both have magnificent sounds about their genres. The snow sounds realistic as if I'm cutting it up, which I sort of am in the game. The music is excellent, just, one of the best soundtracks, Burnout Paradise in front of SNOW by only a few points. The sounds are very high quality. A simple 8/10 for sounds.

Payment
You can pay for cosmetic items. since I have recieved the Starter Edition from the kind developers, I do not know if you start with any ingame credits. Anyway, there's definitely quite a bit over 100 items in total that you can purchase. The average itme is around 50-70 credits. Some items cost a bit more (up to 200 from what I have seen). So you could buy a lot, trust me on this. I got an epic Pumkin Hat for very cheap. It looks awesome. You can get more credits by using real-life money.
Pros vs Cons

Pros:
Excellent graphics
Cheap for such a good game
Item pricing is low enough to buy a ton for little
Updates are not too rare
Sounds are very impressive

Cons:
Not the best optimization

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29 of 51 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Early Access Review
Another STEAM special. Ask people to pay full price (I DID WHEN IT CAME OUT OUT ALMOST 2 YRS AGO) for an alpha/beta version...then NEVER finish completing the game. This game HAD so much potential. It has never been completed and likely never will. You guys were on the right track....and then just bailed on the customers who paid. CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT against STEAM and this developer is needed. It's been almost 2 years and no finished game. DO NOT BUY - EVER.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Early Access Review
This dev team has been working on this for quite some time but progress is definitely being made. Also lets be real, we've been needing an update to the snowboard/skiing genre and so far they're doing a good job in my eyes.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Early Access Review
could be good, but the commands are clunky, the games is still FULL of bugs , a lot of missions/challenges just wont launch correctly, there's a bunch of UI elements that need to be fixed, the game froze A LOT... i can't recommand to buy the access to the beta, i can understand taht the title is still under devlopment but it's god dmans not playable , and there's basically nothing to do.
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