Unless you’re lucky enough to live in a climate where it’s snowing all year round and you have access to some slopes near your home, then it’s tough for most skiers to enjoy the sport on a regular basis. For example, for many people, the opportunity to go on a skiing adventure might only happen once every couple of years. Thankfully, there are a lot of skiing-related things we can do to fight off any cravings until the opportunity to hit the slopes arises.
Alongside attending indoor slopes and watching professional slalom skiers on the television during major sporting events such as the Winter Olympics, people are also turning to ski-themed games to experience the sport they love in the virtual world. Gaming is a diverse genre overall these days, with a variety of games appealing to outdoor adventurers.
For example, for people that have been on safari or enjoy hiking through exotic jungles, there are titles such as Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild and Jungle Adventures 3. Likewise, for skiers, there is an abundance of games worth tucking into. We’re focussing on mobile titles today, especially as they provide a more casual and fun gaming experience, but ski games have also been prominent in other areas of the gaming world, such as on console machines.
With skiing fans downloading an array of games on both iOS and Android in recent times, below is a look at some of the best options for your smartphone device.
Alpine Ski III
Tilting and moving your phone from side to side is the best way to ski your way to success in Alpine Ski III, a fast-paced product that gets tougher the further you advance in the game. With trees and fences to avoid, it’s a tense but highly entertaining title to session from time to time. The game features 12 levels that increase in terms of their difficulty the further you advance, there’s torchlit runs, and even bears that you have avoid in certain levels also. Overall, it’s a game well worth playing.
An action-packed skiing title where players are moving incredibly quickly while collecting coins and avoiding rocks, Stickman Ski isn’t the most intricate release you’ll ever play, but it’s most definitely enjoyable.
Grand Mountain Adventure
Once you’ve mastered the controls, you’ll have a blast playing Grand Mountain Adventure. Featuring both off-piste and groomed runs, the game enables players to ski wherever they like and explore what is a fairly large map. A skiers paradise, Grand Mountain Adventure is one of the more realistic skiing games you can sample on a mobile phone.
The sequel to Alto’s Adventure, Alto’s Odyssey is a truly brilliant game to sample on mobile. A simple to grasp, smooth, and beautifully designed downhill skiing game, players have to navigate their way down slopes in the best way possible. There are various challenges to complete and obstacles to dodge, alongside a whole host of other things that help make the game what it is. In terms of fun and entertaining mobile gaming experiences, Alto’s Odyssey is right up there with some of the top games from other genres also.
Snow party World Tour
One for any snowboarders among us, Snowparty World Tour gives players the opportunity to play as a snowboarder and try their hand at freestyle, half pipes, big air and a whole lot more. The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible and pull off some epic tricks along the way. You can upgrade your character the further you advance, unlock levels, learn new tricks, and more.