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DLC icon snowfall.png Snowfall
Snowfall banner.jpg

Release date / Patch
2016-02-20 / 1.3

Store: Expansion
Paradox / Steam

Snowfall is a DLC which is the second expansion for Cities: Skylines and was released on 2016-02-20[1] alongside the 1.3 patch.


Snowfall is as the name suggests focused on the impact of winter weather on cities. Features include:

Release notes[edit]

  • Winter theme added
  • 3 winter maps
  • 3 new winter parks
  • 4 new landmark buildings
  • Snow (generated on buildings)
  • Snowfall
  • Northern lights
  • Chirper variations and new chirps
  • Winter citizens
  • Winter trees
  • Winter props
  • Cars slow down on snow
  • Some twinkle!
  • New sounds
  • New music
  • Winter versions for a few After Dark growables added
  • Tram added
  • Tram rails, electricity poles and models
  • Tram roads and bridges/tunnels
  • Tram stops
  • Tram depot
  • Thumbnails and tooltips
  • Added to the public transport Info view
  • Added to the economy panel
  • Snow plows, that remove the snow from roads, and snow dump
  • Heating
  • Pipes
  • Geothermal Heating Plant
  • Boiler Station
  • Road maintenance service
  • Road maintenance truck and depot
  • Road condition affects car speed
  • Sauna
  • Temperature affects electricity and heat consumption
  • 8 new Steam achievements
  • 4 new policies
  • New loading tips
  • New loading images

Dev diaries[edit]

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about Snowfall expansion and patch 1.3.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Prepare for Snowfall Announcement 2016-01-20
2 New Things on the Roads Snow ploughs and Trams 2016-01-27
3 Snow and Heating New Policies and dynamic electricity use 2016-02-03
4 New and Free Free content, new public transport UI and weather effects 2016-02-11
5 Theme Editor A new tool for modders and content creators 2016-02-16


  1. Forum, Snowfall Release Date and Price Announced!, 2016-02-03
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