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By Dan Moren

Snow problem: Tips for Alto’s Adventure

Warning: This story has not been updated in several years and may contain out-of-date information.

Alto's Adventure

I may have gotten a little caught up in Alto’s Adventure.1 In my quest to improve my (and more importantly, dear reader, your) virtual snowboarding skills, I reached out to Snowman‘s own Ryan Cash for some tips on upping your game. So whether you’re a beginner hitting the slopes for the first time or an experienced triple-backflip artist, there just might be something that you can take away from these suggestions.2

  • Land backflips to pick up speed
  • Landing tricks gives you a “sonic boost” that lets you smash through rocks
  • String tricks together for big combos
  • Grind longer for a special grind boost
  • Double-backflip when you get lots of air
  • Beat goals to unlock cool new characters
  • Buy the wingsuit from Izel’s workshop for an entirely new gameplay mechanic
  • Proximity backflips (when your head is close to the ground) are worth extra points!
  • Fly close to the ground with the wingsuit to earn extra points!
  • Bounce off rocks to reach grind rails
  • Double-tap with Felipe/Tupa to double-jump
  • Upgrade the hover feather so it lasts longer
  • Upgrade the coin magnet to earn coins faster
  • If you land on your head while hover-boarding you won’t die
  • Use grind rails to clear big chasms

Now, if you’ll pardon me, I need to do a backflip over a sleeping elder if I’m ever going to move up in this world.


  1. This should not be construed as it consuming my every waking moment, which it does. 
  2. I didn’t realize until the other day that the magnet/hover timer upgrades were permanent. Whoops! 

[Dan Moren is the East Coast Bureau Chief of Six Colors. You can find him on Twitter at @dmoren or reach him by email at dan@sixcolors.com. His latest novel, The Nova Incident, comes out in July and is available to pre-order now, so do it!]

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