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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Mixed (277) - 41% of the 277 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (9,940) - 69% of the 9,940 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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January 5

SNOW M10 / Game Update 0.10.0 Out Now

SNOW M10 (Game Update 0.10.0) is live, and just in time for the winter! We have worked day and night since the beginning of November to get this update out in time for the winter, and bring some great new features to the world of SNOW. For those interested in release notes, here they are.

Here are the big new features in SNOW 0.10.0...

Ski Pass & Weekly Mountain Rotation

The biggest change to SNOW in M10 is the way you will access mountains. As explained in our preview blog post, we have moved away from selling new mountains and instead added a Ski Pass system that lets you access mountains for a much cheaper price. Ski Passes work like this: each mountain requires a Ski Pass to access the mountain and all of its content (events, rewards, etc). Ski Passes come in 1 Day, 7 Day, and 28 Day options and can be purchased with Credits or earned as rewards through Swag Bags.

Don’t worry – Ski Passes are cheap! This is how much they cost:
  • 1 Day Ski Pass – 45 Credits
  • 7 Day Ski Pass – 95 Credits
  • 28 Day Ski Pass – 190 Credits
Also, if you complete the Tutorial, you will get a 3 Day Sialia Ski Pass for free, letting you access the entire mountain and all the events for that time period.

If you want access to all mountains for a much longer period of time, consider buying one of the DLC options that will soon be available (currently only for PC). The DLC contains All Access Ski Passes which grant access to all mountains for 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months, for a huge discount. There is also the option to buy the Lifetime Pass DLC which gives you access to all current and future mountains and feature unlocks forever.



Once you have purchased a Ski Pass you can activate it and start riding immediately. You’ll see the timer in the Mountain Info menu and be alerted when your Ski Pass is about to expire.

The only mountain that does not require a Ski Pass is Tyro Valley, which will always be free to play. There will also be a Weekly Mountain on rotation that does not require a ski pass to visit, but only lets you explore the mountain and not access the events and other mountain content.

If you already purchased a mountain (like Whiteridge or X Games), you will own that mountain still and never require a Ski Pass to play it. Also, as a thank you to our earliest supporters all Starter, Tester, and Founder Backers will receive a Lifetime All Access Pass, granting all current and future mountains and feature unlocks for free forever. Similarly, all PS4 players will receive a 6 month All Access Pass. If you think you should have access to a mountain that you don't currently have access to, please email us bugs@poppermost.se so we can help resolve the issue.

Here's what you'll get if you supported the game earlier:
  • Starter Pack - Lifetime Pass
  • Tester Pack - Lifetime Pass
  • Founder Pack - Lifetime Pass
  • Closed Beta - 3 Months Basic Pass
If you purchased the Early Access or played during the Closed Beta and did not receive your intended Ski Pass, please email us at bugs@poppermost.se

Leveling & Swag Bags

SNOW M10 sees a new levelling and reward system. Regular levels are now from 0-20, and new Pro Levels start from 20 and are unlimited. When you level up you will now receive a Swag Bag, which includes different rare items like Credits, clothing, equipment, and tools. There are 13 different Swag Bags that you can receive for regular levels, and 16 Swag Bags for Pro Levels. Swag Bags have different rarities, with the rarer Swag Bags containing more exclusive items.



Sightseeing & Drop Point Unlocking

Sightseeing locations are scattered across each mountain and are another activity to encourage exploration. Each mountain has at least 3 locations and can be activated by riding to the location and holding down the button press. Activating the Sightseeing will trigger a brief cut scene showing off the area and even possibly a secret that you might have missed. Right now there is no progression for Sightseeing, but in the next update there will be a menu where you can see all Sightseeing locations and see which ones you’re still missing.

Backcountry Drop Points now require riding to a specific location to unlock. Like with Sightseeing, you will ride up to the point and then hold down the specific button press to unlock the Drop Point. Doing so will trigger a cut scene showing off the area a bit. We hope this makes unlocking Backcountry Drop Points more deliberate and rewarding.



Stopping, Walking, & Riding Ski Lifts

You can now come to a complete stop and not have to continue holding down a button to stay stopped. While stopped you can slowly rotate if you need to line up a jump or navigate around an obstacle.

Tired of skiing and snowboarding? Using the quick select menu you can now take off your planks and board and walk around. Hopefully this gives you more freedom to get to know the mountain better. This is the first pass of the feature so there are some improvements necessary. Unfortunately walking is not currently available in multiplayer, but we hope to fix that in the near future.

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Ski Lifts can now be used to go back up the mountain. Simply ski up to a Ski Lift and hold down the corresponding button press to jump on! While on the Ski Lift you can look around, skip to the end of the ride, and even jump off at any time. Like with walking, Ski Lifts do not work in multiplayer, but we hope to have this working in future updates so you can ride the lifts with your friends!

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Event Improvements

We’ve made some improvements to Events to make them more exciting and hopefully more enjoyable. Before the Event starts, you will now see a preview of the course. After that you will find yourself at a start gate, ready to push off. We’ve removed the timer countdown and instead now let you start when you want by pressing the push button. This should also eliminate any issues linked to pushing off in the correct direction. Once you’ve completed the Event, you will see a short cut scene of you and other competitors on the podium. We plan to continue to polish this entire sequence to make sure Events feel special.



Multiplayer Improvements

Ragdolls in multiplayer are back! Now you can finally watch your best friend tumble down a hill, fling themselves off a cliff, or bounce off trees. In addition to that, we’ve removed player collision so that player can no longer crash into each other. Finally, we’ve also added a Chat Log to multiplayer, so you can communicate more easily with other players on the server.



With the addition of Ski Passes, Tyro Valley will now be the default multiplayer mountain in SNOW M10. We plan to include the Weekly Rotation mountain in this in the future, but for now we hope you enjoy exploring Tyro with your friends online.


For those interested in a proper list of changes, here are the Release Notes. We're already working on a patch for a few known issues, so please be patient as we work through this. If you have any questions or need to talk to someone, please join our Discord server (www.discord.gg/SNOWthegame) or email us at bugs@poppermost.se
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December 12, 2017

Scheduled Backend Maintenance

Today, from 0900 CET (Stockholm time) to around 1400, we will be offline for maintenance of our backend, in preparation of 0.10.0.0.

This means that the game will not work for this while.

You can follow along here: http://status.snowthegame.com/incidents/bbxv9fx3xrp0



The maintenance is now complete, and we are back online.
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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 or chat with the Developers on Discord.

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.

//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

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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