1496 ratings
HQ snow texture
Category: Graphics, Landscape
File Size:
45.502 MB
Feb 10, 2012 @ 8:59am
Nov 18, 2013 @ 6:08pm
9 change notes ( view )

Subscribe to download HQ snow texture

I was hoping to get a more crystallized look on the snow and make it feel more cold.
You sould try it out, it looks much better ingame :).

This is the 2048x2048 resulution textures, if you would like 1024x1024 and/or seperart files you can find them on nexus.

More info at skyrimnexus:

This texture pack works great with:

Better Dynamic Snow
More Snow/deeper snow
Any grapich mod that works with original (vanilla) textures.
Climates of Tamriel.
ENB - I personally prefere just climates of tamriel.

If you use a mod that change the default lightning, and you find my textures to be to brigth (burns out) you can use "IMAGINATOR" by mygoodeye and gopher, to reduce sun- and skylight.

Be sure to check out my other texture pack as well (Riften HQ).


Thanks everyone for your support and I really enjoy your feedback.
At this point this texture pack has almost 100 000 subscribers on steam and over 16 000 downloads of the latest version on skyrim nexus. When I started developing this I had no idea that I was going to be this big.

Even though this has not had any updates in quite some time it is still working and would probably always work with skyrim in this current condition (since it is just texture). However I will update this texture pack at some point. But at this point I am out of country (studying) and I have therefore no assess to my “skyrim computer”, but I will be back fall 2013, and I would assume I will post some update at that point. For now I would really appreciate feedback on how you want to improve this texture pack, even if it is a lot of time before that stage I will read your comments and write down your suggestions. Also remember that if you subscribe to this texture pack it will update automatically when I decide to do so.


Version 2.7.1 (19 NOV 2013)
-Fixed some issues with the roadtexture
Version 2.7 (19 NOV 2013)
-reworked the alpha of snow01 and 02
-removed some alphas
-snow feels less sharp
-generally better snow
Version 2.6 (FEB 2012)
-reworked normal and regular map for all textures.
-Made grasssnow look better when tiled.
Version 2.5
-sligthly more dirt on dirtsnowpath01
Version 2.4
-reworked the normal maps to make the snow look less flat.
Version 2.3
-packed the textures in bsa esp and bsl files
Version 2.2
-footprints are reworked (made them bigger and better)
Version 2.1
-All snowtextures are slightly less blue
-footprints is slightly modified
-grass snow is slightly modified
-matching snow lod-map is added 256x262 (two times bigger than the vanilla)
-reflection of snow road is decreased
Version 2
-Snow2 & snow01alta added
-footprints fixed.
-small changes to snow1 and snow road

< >
m1a2x Mar 10 @ 11:58am 
it looked real to me, good job
Erik1988  [author] Mar 10 @ 10:50am 
I named it High Quality (HQ) to emphasize that it's good quality not just High Definition/resolution (HD). To have textures that qualify as HD is really easy - you just need high resulotion. HQ is naturally more diffecult. I do belive mine are HQ, even tho this is ofc my subjective opinion. :)

I'm glad you liked it!
m1a2x Mar 8 @ 1:55pm 
i think you meant HD...
the snow looks like its real, this is pro.
GHO5T_003 Feb 19 @ 4:31pm 
this works awesome and it looks amazing! awesome job and thanks for doing this!
Erik1988  [author] Dec 6, 2013 @ 5:21am 
I'm glad to hear that :)

@Ransom Seraph
If I remember correctly it goes from top to bottom, so the mod on the bottom overwrites the one on the top. You can safely put my mod at the bottom, since their is no mod that you want to owerwrite it. But as long as its after any other snow-texture mod then you are safe. If you are in doubt, you can just check the textures ingame. It will not break your game if you place this mod in the wrong possition, you will just not see the textures. In a nuttshell; put it under Skyrim HD. If you have allot of mods I would recomand using BOSS, you can google "skyrim boss" and you would find it, it sorts all your mods in the rigth order automaticly.

Yes this works with every dlc and all other mods (expect other snow textures ofc).

Tyrion Kills Tywin Dec 4, 2013 @ 2:27pm 
does this work with dragonborn dlc?
Ransom Seraph Dec 4, 2013 @ 3:17am 
Wait, so if I want to have Snow HQ overwrite Skyrim HD snow texture, I need to put Snow HQ at the bottom of the load order (latest) or at the head of it (eariliest)??

I am still noob at some of this modding, so I will really appreciate help regarding load order and overwriting stuff.
AncienTzSlayeR Dec 4, 2013 @ 2:28am 
Your mod has no effect on my fps, so youre one of the lucky ones ive kept ;-)
Erik1988  [author] Dec 4, 2013 @ 12:54am 
@Ransom Seraph
well its a texture pack so its pretty much compatible with everything. Just make sure to have the right loadorder so that my textures overwrite the snow texture from Skyrim HD.
Ransom Seraph Dec 3, 2013 @ 2:56pm 
is this mod compatible with SKYRIM HD?