The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

3,883 ratings
HQ snow texture
Category: Graphics, Landscape
File Size
61.091 MB
Feb 10, 2012 @ 8:59am
Oct 30, 2016 @ 3:30am
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HQ snow texture

There is a new version for Special Edition available here (Nexus):

Make sure to check it out!


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 seperat 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.
Vivid Weathers (recomended)
Climates of Tamriel.

I also recomend using "Real Roads for Skyrim by dukefx", this gives the road 3d meshes. Since the stones on my snowy roads are exactly in the same location as vanilla, this mod will work great!

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 400 000 subscribers on steam and over 60 000 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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Erik1988  [author] Jun 7, 2017 @ 10:49pm 
you most likely have some loose files in data/textures/. they will always overwrite esp files.
Dovah🌹Boo Jun 7, 2017 @ 3:44pm 
I downloaded and moved it pretty far up on the loading scheduale but it's still not showing up in the game.
lupus_hegemonia Dec 3, 2016 @ 12:00pm 
The "look" of the environment of my Legendary version, already looking awesome! Currently, I'm subscribing GAMEPLAY or QUESTS mods, there are more important to me... But I think I fix it somehow, your snow looks now, in my game... Thxs.
Erik1988  [author] Dec 3, 2016 @ 4:17am 
For an imporved look I would recomend using the loose files from my SE version. They still work in normal skyrim. The reason is that hq snow texure is not updated for the latest changes in my nordic snow.
Erik1988  [author] Dec 3, 2016 @ 4:14am 
@lupus_hegemonia if you dont see the textures ingame then you probably have lose files in your /data/texure/ folder. An easy fix is to download my lose file from nexus and owerwrite everything.
lupus_hegemonia Dec 3, 2016 @ 1:30am 
No, nothing like that. Don't know, maybe is not... activated and didn't noticed!
Wahots(movedAcct) Nov 30, 2016 @ 11:29am 
It IS a subtle mod, but it should improve the look a bit.
Wahots(movedAcct) Nov 30, 2016 @ 11:29am 
@lupus_hegemonia: hmm, do you have your textures set to "high/ultra" in settings? Sounds silly, but...I do notice a difference. This makes the snow sparkle like real ice crystals on a sunny day.
lupus_hegemonia Nov 30, 2016 @ 7:04am 
I've downloaded (first) the official High-Res texture pack, while afterwards I ported this mod too.
To be honest, I don't see any much of difference, better snow or so...
lupus_hegemonia Nov 28, 2016 @ 2:24am 
Hello to all. Can you tell me, give me advice, which mod to use to improve ALL WEATHER textures/feel/look, not just the snow?

Regards to any answer.