Each item in Minecraft has a unique ID assigned to it, known as an item ID, this can be used in commands to spawn the item into the game. The item ID for snow in Minecraft is shown below:
When Minecraft updated to version 1.13, a changed dubbed "The Flattening" was introduced. In "The Flattening", numerical IDs and item data was removed, and some item IDs were changed to make them more logical - Snow was one of the many items that had their IDs changed.
For this reason, if you're playing on a Minecraft version below 1.13 (1.12, 1.8, 1.7), you should use what we've named a legacy ID for this item. The legacy ID for snow is:
Snow has a data value of 0. You will need to add this to commands, along with its legacy item ID (below), to spawn it.
Items from earlier versions of Minecraft were assigned a numerical ID - a unique number to represent it.
The numerical ID for Snow is:
The Snow item can be spawned in Minecraft with the below command. Cheats must be enabled before this will work.
Below is a table of the tools that can be used to break Snow blocks, and the speed it will take to break at (in seconds). This is calculated with the formula (1.5 * Block Hardness) / Tool Multiplier.
The snow block in Minecraft spawns in ice plains, ice spikes, cold taiga, frozen river and cold beach biomes.
|Legacy Item ID (1.12.2 and Below)||minecraft:snow_layer|
|Max Stack Size||64|
|Min / Max State IDs||3416 - 3423|
| ||6x Snow|
Block states are values assigned to a block that changes its state. For example, many blocks have a "direction" block state which can be used to change the direction a block faces.
Find a table of all blockstates for the Snow block below.
|Block State Name||Type||Values|
|layers||int ?|| |