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Highlands Snow
Display Highlands Snow.png
Display Grass Snowy.png
Grid layout None (small).png
Grid Highlands Snow.png
Sell Value None
Transparent Yes
Luminance No
Blast Resistance 0.5
Tool Shovel
Renewable Yes
Stackable Yes (64)
Flammable No
Drops Snowball Snowball (2–9) (one per level)
Data Value See Data values
ID Name See Data values

Disambig.png This article is about the Highlands snow layer. For the block form, see Highlands Snow.

Highlands Snow Layer is a ground cover block found in Arctic Peaks.


Highlands Snow Layer requires a shovel to be mined, in which case it will drop snowballs. When mined without a shovel, it will drop nothing. Highlands Snow Layer can't be obtained with Silk Touch.

Block HighlandsSnowLayer.png Highlands Snow Layer
Hardness 0.1
Tool Shovel
Breaktex.png Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 0.5
Skyroot 0.1
Holystone 0.05
Zanite[note 2] 0.05 - 0.02
Arkenium 0.05
Gravitite 0.05
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
  2. Times in order are the slowest to fastest mining speeds based on the tool's durability.

Natural generation[]

Highlands Snow Layer naturally generates in the Arctic Peaks biome on top of Aether Grass as single layers.


In the Arctic Peaks biome, snowfall will cause single Highlands Snow Layers to generate randomly on blocks with the proper conditions (such as light level). Highlands Snow Layer will not generate on Highlands Ice and Highlands Packed Ice.


  • When Highlands Snow Layer is placed onto the same block as some plants, whether by the player or by snowfall, the plant will have the snow on the ground with it.

Data values[]

Block Namespaced ID
HighlandsSnowLayer.png Highlands Snow Layer aether:highlands_snow_layer


Issues relating to Highlands Snow Layer are maintained on the Aether Issue Tracker. Report issues for Highlands Snow Layer there.


Aether II: Highlands Alpha
? Introduced.