SSX Achievements

The Gold Miner

Collect all Gold Explore Badges

Get all 15 badges under the EXPLORE category.

Many of these Badges require friends to set records. If you need to find friends to play with, look HERE.

Earn a Bronze/Silver/Gold Medal for every drop in one Range:

Mount Fuji does not count for this badge. You must earn Bronze/Silver/Gold medals in all Trick, Race and Survive It! events for the 3-4 peaks in each range. I found Alaska easiest, but this 100% comes down to personal preference.

Earn a total of 1500/15,000/150,000 SSX Credits from ghost wins:

When you complete an event in Explore mode, you upload a ghost that your friends compete against when they do the same event. If they fail to beat your record, you gain credits.

Competing in as many events on as many different ranges and peaks as you can will increase your chances of friends playing against your ghost. Of course you may boost this badge by having your friends purposely fail to break your records repeatedly. You may have to quit and restart the game in order to earn this badge.

Your records have withstood 1/25/50 challenge from your Friends:

This similar to the previous badge set, but this time the amount of Credits is not what is important, but rather how many times they fail to beat your ghost. This may be boosted in the same way as the previous badge set.

Beat 1/25/50 Friends records:

Records do not have to be set by 50 different friends, you may beat one friend's records 50 times, or two friends' records 25 times each, etc. You may boost this by having a friend set very low records on runs and doing better than they did.

Place 1/5/15 Geotag that never gets collected (earning you the max):

This one seems to have most people confused, especially about the definition of "never." Once you place a Geotag, an invisible timer starts. The length of this timer is affected by the color of the Geotag. Geotags of level 1-7 are Green and have the lowest timer, Geotags level 8 and 9 are Purple and have a medium length timer, and Geotags level 10 are Yellow and have the longest timer.

If a Geotag is collected before the timer expires, you receive a percentage of the total credits and the person who collected it gets the full amount of credits. However, if the timer reaches its full duration, the Geotag expires and you receive the full amount of credits on the Geotag. Each Geotag that expires naturally brings you one step closer to these badges.

As for hiding the Geotags, I recommend against placing them in places you reached accidentally. It may seem out of the way, but if you got there by accident, it's likely someone else will as well. A better thing to do is place them in areas that you must aim for, like an area you must go off the track and/or boost uphill in order to reach. Also, not many people play levels in the Himalayas that require Oxygen tanks, or, to a lesser extent, ones in Antarctica that require Solar Panels. A well hid Geotag on either of those levels will have minimal risk of being found.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Bottle
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:01:47 AM

If anyone needs more friends to compete against add me on xbl
GT: o Bottle

Comment #2 by yannickky
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 01:16:08 PM

If someone needs me you can add me on XBL.
GT: dutch flupke

Comment #3 by GooN x Psycho
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 02:16:07 AM

This cheevo is especially hard if you dont have friends and still poses a challenge when trying to get all Gold in 1 range..

Comment #4 by GooN x Psycho
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 02:21:33 AM

need friends.. my GT: CycloRaven

Comment #5 by xDiesVirdis
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 11:16:20 AM

Add Me: x Dies Virdis.

Comment #6 by blazingfox413
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 10:12:46 AM

add me: Blazingfox413

Comment #7 by illest mexican
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 10:09:43 PM

add me: illest Mexican

Comment #8 by QwertyMusicMan
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 03:23:39 AM

Getting golds in every run in Patagonia was fairly easy for me. May add some people tomorrow for the other medals.

Comment #9 by Android588
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 12:56:01 PM

need people to help me with the last few badges. GT: Android588

Comment #10 by VarsityTurtle
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 02:42:55 PM

Add: VarsityTurtle and we can compete to get badges.

Comment #11 by dem0n88
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 08:02:24 PM

i need help with the last few badges also. my gamertag is Dem0n88 (0 is a zero)

Comment #12 by COUSINELVIS
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 02:27:36 PM

would anybody know yet if gold medals on the new mt eddie DLC count towards the 100% gold in 1 range?

i have all of alaska's gold except for the emergency exit one, which is about as fun as writing a term paper in a subject you absolutely despise.

somewhat unrelated, i would have asked this on the forums, but i get the "under 5 posts" error when i click on reply, and if the link in the error message is suppose to be helpful, its beyond me. if any member could refer to someone on the staff who might set me strait it'd be much appreciated. the list of staff is quite extensive i wouldnt know where to start

Comment #13 by W0RMWO0D
Friday, October 05, 2012 @ 06:20:48 PM

Add Me! I need friends to challenge my scores! I will also challenge you and help you fulfill badge requirements! GT W0RMWO0D.


Comment #14 by x Catastrophe x
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 02:04:17 PM

i need more people to compete against/compete against me, so add me!

GT: x Catastrophe x

Comment #15 by D3LTA 360
Saturday, October 12, 2013 @ 10:34:50 PM

Hit me up for help with these. I need friends to challenge my scores. I will challenge all of yours for the badges.

GT: D3LTA 360

Comment #16 by Aurawyn
Saturday, June 28, 2014 @ 06:41:44 PM

Looking for some help with these. Add me!

GT: Aurawyn

Comment #17 by aoc_sux
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 @ 12:32:30 AM

Add me, let's help each other out!!

GT: willyum99

Comment #18 by Never Cowardly
Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 12:56:05 AM

Need more friends with this game

Add: Never Cowardly

Comment #19 by Confused n1NJA
Thursday, December 25, 2014 @ 03:13:13 AM

Hey add me, so we can boost this cheevo.

Gt: Confused n1NJA

Comment #20 by Flying Poopla
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 03:32:38 AM

I'm looking for someone to add me as a friend for these friend achievements.

Gt: Flying Poopla

Comment #21 by b3nno
Friday, January 02, 2015 @ 05:21:37 PM

Add me if you would like another friends ghost to race against.

My gt is LL BENNO LL

Comment #22 by Dylan0o7
Sunday, January 04, 2015 @ 11:32:52 PM


Comment #23 by Wazittuya
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 08:08:22 AM

I need help with this achievement, ill help you back if you don't got the achievement yet.

Gamertag: THCbadkhudz7

Comment #24 by Spiderman555555
Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 02:02:22 AM

Lookin for help on this one, I'll help ya back

GT: Spiderman555555

Comment #25 by Myusername
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 @ 03:29:58 PM

Anyone care to help?

GT: Mr Skinny FTW

Comment #26 by joel9239
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @ 09:40:11 AM

need a friend for this

mature player please UK XBOX360


Comment #27 by Griffiths316
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 @ 11:45:50 AM

Just going through this, could do with some more friends ghosts to beat, ideally ones that are easy!!

Comment #28 by Griffiths316
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 @ 11:54:51 AM

GT: Griffiths316

Comment #29 by Ferdow
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 06:29:34 AM

Looking for friends to beat and withstand
GT: Natefierce745

Comment #30 by NickMoore911
Monday, August 03, 2015 @ 05:34:11 PM

GT: NickMoore911

Just need people to race my ghosts until I get those two badge sets, then I'll have finished the game. Will happily repay the favor. Thanks in advance!

Comment #31 by suitedsmear
Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 03:54:44 PM

W a nt help with this

Comment #32 by suitedsmear
Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 03:59:06 PM

W a nt help with this suitedsmear

Comment #33 by Oceans4Ransom
Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 02:48:52 PM

would love to help with the global challenges and such as well as the ghosts. GT: Oceans 4 Ransom

Add me and we can beat each other's ghosts

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Game Info
EA Canada
Electronic Arts


US February 28, 2012
Europe March 02, 2012

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