Snow Item ID

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:

Snow Spawn Command

The Snow item can be spawned in Minecraft with the below command. Cheats must be enabled before this will work.

If you are running the Essentials plugin, you will need to run /minecraft:give instead of simply /give. This is because the Essentials /give command overrides Minecraft's built-in command.

Mining Tools

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.

Tool Speed
Golden Shovel Golden Shovel 0.01s
Diamond Shovel Diamond Shovel 0.02s
Iron Shovel Iron Shovel 0.03s
Stone Shovel Stone Shovel 0.04s
Wooden Shovel Wooden Shovel 0.08s

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Snow Information


The snow block in Minecraft spawns in ice plains, ice spikes, cold taiga, frozen river and cold beach biomes.

Item ID minecraft:snow
Legacy Item ID (1.12.2 and Below) minecraft:snow_layer
Numerical ID 78
Stackable Yes
Max Stack Size 64
Hardness 0.1
Material Dirt
Diggable Yes
Min / Max State IDs 3921 - 3928

Snow Crafting Recipes

Below you can find the crafting recipes that can be used to make Snow.

Ingredients Pattern Result
Snow Block
Snow Block
Snow Block
6x Snow

Snow Block States

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 enum ?
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