Better Snow Mod for Minecraft 1.6.1/1.5.2/1.5.1

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A great addition to the world of Minecraft is the Better Snow Mod. This has come with Minecraft 1.6.1/1.5.2/1.5.1. This mod has been fabricated to renovate Minecraft’s rather simple snow.  

​The features of this mod include:

  • Snow has 16 heights
  • Snow piles up during snowfall
  • After snowfall snow exposed to high light levels slowly melts
  • Snow never melts completely
  • Snow slows down mobs and players that walk through it, the deeper the slower
  • Placing snow on snow makes it one layer deeper
  • No APIs or other mods required
  • Full LAN support if all players have the mod
  • Partial LAN support if at least the host has the mod
  • Held snow does not change its image when multiple heights of snow exist
  • Mobs sink all the way through the snow at all levels
  • Snow drops snowballs based on how tall it is
  • Snow settings can be configured
  • Settings menu
  • Compatible with AllSnow mod


Install instructions are for both the vanilla and forge versions of Better Snow.

  • Install a JAR-compatible archiver, such as 7-Zip.
  • Navigate to your .minecraft folder.  On windows this is located at %appdata%/.minecraft.
  • Open the folder bin.
  • Make a copy of minecraft.jar and name it something like minecraft.jar.backup.
  • Open minecraft.jar in your archiver.
  • Open your with any zip-compatible archiver.  Most OSes have this built in.
  • Drag the contents of into minecraft.jar.
  • Close
  • In minecraft.jar, delete the folder META-INF.
  • Close minecraft.jar.
  • Start the game.  If it runs correctly, then you are finished.  If it crashes or doesn’t work, follow the steps below.
  • Only do the following steps if better snow is not working.
  • If minecraft crashes post the crash report here so that I can see what went wrong.
  • Delete or move the modified minecraft.jar.
  • Rename minecraft.jar.backup to minecraft.jar to uninstall Better Snow.

For 1.6.1

Vanilla: Download from here

For 1.5.2

Vanilla: Download from here

Forge: Download from here

For 1.5.1

Download from here