In order to survive, the player must make several risky moves if they wish to establish a prominent hold within the snow biome. Due to the freezing temperatures, the environment can turn into more of a problem than the creatures. A good remedy to this problem is Fur Armor, but this is crafted using Pelt, which is obtained from the animals living within the snow biome itself. Thus, the player will need to launch several "sting operations" into the biome in order to extract pelt. This can be aided by using a dinosaur that can carry animals like an Argentavis. By grabbing the animals and bringing them back to safely kill them elsewhere, one can amass pelt safely, albeit slowly. A good tip for beginners is the fact that the Sabertooth does not drop pelt. All players, however, must note that the use of the Fur Armor is rendered useless if it becomes wet, but it will instantly dry outside of water.
One must also note the animals that live in the snow biome can pose dangers and opportunities. Sabertooth and Direwolves prowl the area constantly, keeping the snowy landscape on constant watch. In addition, the Daeodon clusters prove just as troublesome, but the latter can heal itself in combat. The only prominent dinosaur here is the Rex, which can keep players on lock-down for a long period of time, so confrontation is best left avoided. The Rexes here hunt actively and suffer no consequences from the cold, which means they are just as dangerous as the ones on the main island. They are best given a wide berth. Keep in mind that Giganotosaurus can spawn high on the mountains. Such a creature can devastate any intruders in an extremely quick motion. Unfortunately, nothing can save a player from being pounced upon by a Purlovia, unless they manage to spot the mound in the ground before they are knocked off their mount and paralyzed.
If the creatures on the ground haven't provided enough danger for the player, the air is home to Argentavis by the masses, and they will swoop down to attack unsuspecting players. The ones that spawn here tend to be higher level as well, which proves challenging when facing a swarm. Despite the dangers, the snow biome can be very beneficial. Mammoths roam in herds within the forest, and taming one secures a lasting source of Wood. Kairuku drop Organic Polymer, which is one form of Polymer that can be used to make Ghillie and SCUBA Armor sets.
If a player considers the pros and cons of the region, they can plan ahead and become very successful within the snow biome.
To the west of The Center are two snowy mountains (North and South Snowy Mountain) divided by the Floating Island and Swamps. To the far west of these mountains lie the Snowy Grasslands, which bear many similarities to the Snow Biome with a few differences: the snowy grasslands are textured differently and without snow-cover, and they are slightly warmer than their mountainous counterparts. This does not mean it poses less of a danger. If anything, swarming creatures can gather in even larger swarms and sweep an entire group of tames off their feet should the player attempt to pit their convoy against the swarm.