Minimum Minetest version: 0.4.9
Depends: default
License: GPLv2/later
Textures: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)

This mod adds snow biomes to minetest. There are nine biome types: (click on one to see the image)


  • You can craft snow bricks with four snow blocks.
  • You can craft icy snow blocks with ice and snow.
  • Snow and ice melts when near warm blocks such as lava, torches etc.
  • Water freezes over when snow blocks are in contact.
  • Snow with multiple levels!
  • Moss spreads on cobble to make mossy cobble.
  • Christmas trees can be found when digging pine needles.
  • It snows and raises the snow level in the area evenly.
  • Sleds can be crafted to travel faster on snow.


  • Add actual icebergs.

NOTICE You may experience server slow down while the snow biomes are generated.

MAPGEN_V7 Snow biomes is compatible with a v7 generated map.

Latest Dev:

Download: 3.2

Older Versions: 3.1 3.0, 2.0, 1.8, 1.4, 1.3, 1.2, 1.1, 1.0

Compatible Mods: snowdrift skins moreblocks


minetest.conf (these override the settings of config.txt found in the mod folder)

# Whether you are running a legacy minetest version (auto-detected).
snow_legacy = false
# Enables falling snow.
snow_enable_snowfall = true
# Reduces the amount of resources and fps used by snowfall.
lighter_snowfall = false
# Disable this to stop snow from being smoothed.
snow_smooth_snow = true
# Disable this to remove christmas saplings from being found.
snow_christmas_content = true
# The minumum height a snow biome will generate.
snow_min_height = 3
# Enables debug output.
snow_debug = false
# Enables smooth transition of biomes
snow_smooth_biomes = true
# Disable this to prevent sleds from being riden.
sleds = true

MinetestMapper: you can use for this mod by adding

snow:snow 255 255 255
snow:snow_block 255 255 255
snow:ice 144 217 234

to colors.txt


Example map:


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