Snowy plains are a biome in the Overworld. It's relatively flat land with layers of snow covering the grass. It can have streams, lakes, caves, and some wildlife such as polar bears and rabbits. Spruce trees, tall grass, dandelions, and poppies constitute the vegetation. It’s pretty uncommon but you may come across villages where you can get food and shelter. Snowy plains are one of the two places that hold the rare Blue Ice blocks (other than the Frozen Ocean).
Snowy plains are grasslands covered with snow layers, which are often stacked in Bedrock Edition. There are a rarer variety of snowy plains called the Ice Spikes, where packed ice generates naturally in the form of an ice spike or ice lake. Springs freeze over time leaving the banks frozen and the sugarcanes that grow along the banks uprooted.
Snowy plains are covered with layers of ice, but snow coverage does not affect spawning at all. The most common animal mobs are rabbits and polar bears. Although cows, sheep, horses, and pigs may spawn as well, as part of villages.
Even if these snowy expanses seem like wastelands, they’re still one of the coolest features in the game. Given how few resources are available in snowy tundra, finding a village here is pretty much a jackpot. If not a village, you might just discover an igloo packed with a bed, crafting table, and a furnace which will make an excellent temporary shelter.
A. Snowy plains are often around other cold biomes in Minecraft. You'll know you're in the right place if you see large, flat expanses of snowy ground, frozen lakes, and the occasional spruce.
A. While crops can still grow without water through the dry farming mechanic, a better idea is to place a slab or a lily pad on top of a water block to prevent it from turning into ice. With proper lighting thrown into the mix, farming should become a piece of cake despite the snow and cold.
A. The only animal mobs found here are rabbits and polar bears, and the occasional strays.