Update, March 28, 2019 (12:28 PM ET): The open-world skiing game Grand Mountain Adventure described below is now out of pre-release beta. Head to the Google Play Store to give it a shot by clicking the button below!
The first mountain you’ll play in the game is free, but subsequent mountains will require you to purchase the game in full, which costs $4.99. There are no ads or micro-transactions.
Original article, March 14, 2019 (01:05 PM ET): Despite there being plenty of skiing games for mobile, there isn’t an open world skiing game quite yet. Grand Mountain Adventure, a new skiing game from Swedish developer Toppluva, hopes to change that.
In Grand Mountain Adventure, you are a skier exploring a mountain the best way you know how: cruising downhill with two sticks strapped to your feet. The game emphasizes exploring and enjoying the scenery, although there are tricks and online competitions on hand as well.
When you start Grand Mountain Adventure, your character is at the bottom of the ski resort Hirschalm, where you get to try out your first slalom challenge (slalom is when you race down a winding course marked by flags). If you complete this challenge, the rest of the mountain opens up for you to explore. As you travel up lifts and back down the mountain, new areas open up.
Once you’ve explored all that the first mountain has to offer, you have the option of heading to the second mountain, Ellnau. This mountain is larger and features more challenging tasks to complete.
All in all, there are five mountains to explore. The first mountain is free, but you’ll need to pay to access the other four. As of right now, the anticipated price to unlock the other four mountains is $4.99.
Grand Mountain Adventure will officially launch on the Google Play Store on March 27 with English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish language support. However, you can play the game in a beta state right now if you can’t wait that long. Click the button below to give it a shot!