The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

3,083 ratings
HQ snow texture
Category: Graphics, Landscape
File Size
45.502 MB
Feb 10, 2012 @ 8:59am
Nov 18, 2013 @ 6:08pm
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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

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locdog Jul 7 @ 2:29pm 
This snow is snowy. Brrr.
Erik1988  [author] Jun 16 @ 7:17am 
Yes you can!
pijmzhchusGREMLIN Jun 16 @ 7:13am 
Can I run this and Official High Resolution textures?
MYNAMEJEFF May 29 @ 6:06pm 
SHINING MOON Dec 19, 2015 @ 1:57pm 
ok i did getyour 1024 version and skyrim works just fine. and by the way everyone love the
Erik1988  [author] Dec 19, 2015 @ 3:19am 
@SHINING MOON the 1024 version is better in preformance compared to the 2048, if your computer crashees after intalling it I would think that you have to many other mods so that the ram is used up. This mod does not add much MB, so its very onlikely that this one alone causes your crash, beside its only textures.

If you are already strugeling with skyrim on the lowest settings, I would not recomend to install any mods that have higher textures than vanilla (512)
SHINING MOON Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:56pm 
no its not better for low-end computers it make them crash
"Merx" Oct 5, 2015 @ 2:16pm 
thnks :P
Erik1988  [author] Oct 5, 2015 @ 8:49am 
You can try the 1024 version. its better for low-end computers.
You can find it here:
"Merx" Oct 5, 2015 @ 5:15am 
It makes my game - very very slow - it lag! Where there is a lot of snow, it is impossible to play with? :S