Wow... i hope that animations get much better than that in the later stages of development... I've never seen a skier ride in such a static manner through trees before... no knee movement whatsoever...
For me, no snowboarding game can beat Stoked. Dropping a whole mountain without the silly grinds and spins of SSX... Shaun White's a close second, but Stoked certainly takes the cake.
SNOW is going to crush stoked. even in pre-alpha stage this game looks more promising than stoked. It's a great game, yeah, but it's not realistic enough. you lack the control in that game that is necessary for it to feel realistic.