I love to ski. I love the feel of the cold air and the feel of being at the slopes. I'm hoping this gives me some of that during the long summer months ahead. Although this was mildly amusing for a night or so and I will be able to see snow during the summer, it's a bit lacking in a few areas.
First, it crashes a lot. In one night I crashed about three times. It feels buggy, like beta software. Things don't feel smooth, and nothing flows together.
Second, the instructions are hard to get to. You have to get out of the game, go to the main menu, and memorize the controls or write them down.
Third, I can't figure out how to ski. I can drive heavy machinery straight through people and see them reappear behind me, but I still can't figure out how to ski. This is not user-friendly.
Fourth, the finances of everything just seem so out-of-whack.
Fifth, this isn't all that open, outside of the vehicle mods. So you build your own resort, but it's always the same resort.
Sixth, the financial aspect feels just like someone threw a bunch of arbitrary numbers in. $15,000 salary to pay someone to plow for you (something that takes one night?)
Seventh, if this would simply have the ability to give you a condo overlooking your part of the resort on a snowy night, it would have more appeal.
OK, enough criticism. What the game does offer is the ability to just goof around on a ski slope. And sometimes, that's fun enough. The physics of the vehicles are ridiculously unreal, and it's fun to set out on a rescue mission and drag some poor man all over jumps and into trees with reckless abandon. The game is humorous, and if I could just take a ski day and ski down one of my hills that I manage, then it would be a lot more satisfying. I hope that is added in an update, even if it isn't anything approaching realism. I haven't tried multiplayer play yet, so I'm hoping that others out there have figured out more interesting things to do. The game is mildly satisfying, but it's hard to rate it more than this because it seems as if it needs a lot more work.