The "Ski Region Simulator Gold Edition" contains plenty of features and possibilities: In the career mode you enter a unique and large winter landscape and experience the workaday life in the swiss alps in a completely adapted and freely accessible world.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (120 reviews) - 75% of the 120 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 16, 2013

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The "Ski Region Simulator Gold Edition" contains plenty of features and possibilities:

In the career mode you enter a unique and large winter landscape and experience the workaday life in the swiss alps in a completely adapted and freely accessible world.

Through several activities you build up financial resources allowing you to buy better equipment. Thanks to the cooperation and official license of Kässbohrer you take control of authentic Pistenbully snow groomers.

If the variety of machinery does not meet your needs, you can download plenty of vehicles, equipment and other modifications from the Internet. Because of the improved mod system you are able to install the new content easily and automatically.

Key Features:

  • Career mode with large economic system
  • Official license of Pistenbully and many other vehicles
  • Lots of missions, events and extensions guarantee long-term entertainment
  • Multiplayer mode for playing together with friends over Internet/LAN
  • Day and night cycle with weather changes
  • Download of additional machines and maps with automatic mod installation
  • Includes Mod SDK (contains Editor, Exporters and Sample Mods)
  • Gamepad and steering wheel support
  • The Gold Edition also includes the DLC1 and DLC2, containing even more tools and vehicles

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7, 8
    • Processor: AMD or Intel processor (min. 2GHz)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800 Series, ATI Radeon X850, S3 Chrome 430 GT (min. 256 MB VRAM)
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
This is a game by the makers of Farming Simulator, based off an older version of their engine. The interface is familiar, and of course so is the gameplay. Instead of soil, here you work with snow. You have to plow and condition ski slopes, clear snow from the roads, and then maybe collect snow and deposit it elsewhere. Or, if you have the money, you can buy a snow generator and create the snow where you need it. Oh and you get to ride and control ski lifts.

The weather plays a far greater role in this game, and the management aspect is significantly expanded. It's all about buying ski lifts to ski slopes, and placing amenities to make the slopes appealing to specific target audiences.

This Gold Edition includes the two DLC packs Giants Software made available. And there are free mods available too. Supposedly it's not too difficult to convert Farming Simulator 2011 mods for this game.

Unfortunately, the game shows its age a bit and I find the lack of variety in the work you can do a bit limited. There are also no real affordable options to automate work like in Farming Simulator. Worst of all, I couldn't find a reset option to get a vehicle unstuck.

In conclusion, I'd say it's a fun game to grab in a sale and mess with for a bit, but it's not sufficiently polished and deep enough to keep me hooked for a long period of time. If you really like snow, maybe you'll have a different experience.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
I personally enjoyed this game.Made by GIANT the people who made Farming Simulator games the equipment handles the same.My only complaint it takes a while to earn money, you have to have patience and stick with it.It's a great way to pass time.What do you expect for 9.99.I bought this and Airport Simulator 2014 and i'm happy with my purchases.Good luck and Good gaming to all. P.S. I have'nt figured out how to throw the snowballs yet but i will.
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155 of 223 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 1, 2014
Kinda fun driving around on the snow but:

1) Animation of the vehicle is quite good and accurate (looking at images of the real things)
2) Driving is passable (you slide a little on snow/ice) and larger attachments slow you down a little
3) Alot of things to buy (see con's "9")

1) Can't Ski (as first person, which is strange)
2) Very little to do after slopes are groomed
3) The ecomony is very Simple, No real managment apart from a little "station" tweaking
4) Very limited "tools" even with the 2 DLC's
5) No music, limited dynamic sound
6) Can't acidently run skier's over (would have been more fun if you had to avoid the skier's, or close the slope)
7) People dont get on or off ski lifts they just walk into the buildings black holes
8) Graphics are low quality but playable for such a cheap game
9) Most of the things you buy are pointless as you very quickly get to a point where you are generating money faster than you can spend it, and if you put the "missons" to 2min you baiscailly have unlimited money by spam running missions.

I would have like to have been able to build large snow mounds, or make my own ski tracks, Fly the helicopters, Build snow forts and trap skier's inside, Avalances and the list goes on and on, so many possiabilities and this game only provides the bare minimum to take your money, no creativity or imagination.
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243 of 362 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2014
Basically a dulled down, even more casuasl game, than Farming Simulator. Pretty much same engine it seems, with different machines, slightly different "economics", but generally more of the same, but just up and down mountains, instead of fields. Only buy this if Farming Simulator isn't enough for you, otherwise stick to FS, which is the superior game.
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81 of 111 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
208.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 4, 2014
Well where do i start...firstly i am a strong simulation game player YES i love simulations so i guess that makes me a bit of a pro when it comes to testing the games and giving a comment and review on a game i have played and tested, so now we come to Ski Region Simulator - Gold Edition i have played this game constant for 192 hours and find it is a very good game it has many missions and you need to keep your eye on your hotels and once in a while change your preferences to meet the holiday makers so you get a good popularity, it is very easy to play and would suit all ages and it has many tools and equipment you can buy to make the game interesting the graphics is good but could be better as we have the hardware in this day and age to have excellent graphics for this type of game but in saying that in the real world you would not see much more in the swiss alps then what you see in this game lets be honest you would see mostly mountains with snow and some cabins and that's about it.

I do find that the vehicles react just as they would in real life as they slide on the snow and each vehicle has it's own carectoristics the general design of the game is good for a ski resort game as one can't expect too much for a game that only costs £6.99 let's be honest here this game should of had at least a retail price between £11.99 to £12.99 so for £6.99 which includes DLC 1 and 2 we should be very happy as they are almost giving it away.

You will need to put in a lot of time playing this game to advance and achieve the the tasks of completing the achievements it has set you and this game has 18 steam achievements which are not all easy to do as it takes time to build up money to buy equipment and vehicles and run your resort (That's if you don't cheat and use any cheats to achieve the goals set for you) the hardest achievement will be to find all 100 gnomes as i have only found 68 so far as they are well hidden, i find this game will give you much enjoyment and you can even add mods to improve the game even more and maybe add more different types of missions and equipment, this game has a level editor and is single or multi-player and much more.

It would be nice to see steam add more achievements and trading card drops and the developers even add more expansions as i think this game has much promise and will be a good seller to all types of game players also what would be nice is if the player can ski (1st person and 3rd person mode) in the game and see ski tournaments in the game and take part in them too and even gamble on who will win also it would be nice to see the clouds move in the sky just like real clouds and a place or large shed to store your tools and equipment that you buy also it would be nice to see vehicles parked in the car parks and RPGs coming and going from car parks and hotels and see the RPGs having snowball fights and interacting with each other like romantic couples walking together and you can interact with the RPGs too so to try to make it as real as possible, there is much one can do to take this game to the next stage of advancement, I am no game designer but if i was i could improve this game better and add more things to do and items in the game and make this game a simulation that will live in gamers minds for many years to come.
I can see a couple of issues which is not nice such as the car parks don't fill up with snow as they are supposed too they always show up 100% clear also 75% of the equipment is not needed as there is no mission to use it but i am sure the developers will correct this soon.

I am impessed with this game even as it stands now but would buy more DLC if ever released.

This is a game you will want to have if you like simulations i agree it is not the best simulation ever made as i have seen some very top end flight sims but then they cost at least 8 to 9 times more in price and this type of sim is rare to find and at such a low price you won't get dissapointed after buying it (I have no wish to offend anyone) but for anyone to comment on a game when playing it for less then 5 hours really can't give a fare comment as to be truthful you need to give a game the chance to prove itself before anyone can give a true comment and rating and that takes lots of hours of gameplay.
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