Nabeel Akhtar writes: "The premise behind the game is very simple. You are going on a road trip with your friends to different locations around the world to compete on different slopes. Every run has a mix of several different competitive styles mostly made up of rail jams, racing with slaloms, slope style and big air moves.
Ubisoft appears to place great emphasis on the simplicity to get into the game and get going. Of particular note is the very first run you are asked to make, the game basically tells you go to this button, pick this person and make them your primary character, choose the next character make them your camera-man (or woman), pick this choice, choose this run and do this in here, all along the way for the first few moments of the game to help you get the basics."