There are many biomes in Minecraft that represent different ecological zones. Survival mode has many biomes that can affect how a player plays. Each biome has its own unique features.
Minecrafters avoid cold biomes unless they have a plan for building in a cold environment. Cold biomes like snowy tundra and ice spikes are not good for survival.
Why Minecraft survival is not possible in cold biomes
5) Farming issues
These biomes experience low temperatures that cause water to freeze. This makes it difficult to grow crops. Although this is not a major problem, players can place a torch near the water source to keep it from freezing. However, it can be irritating and can cause problems with the farm design.
4) Low numbers of passive mobs
Players will see fewer passive mobs in the coldest biomes of Minecraft, like the snowy tundra. These mobs can be a great source of food and provide a few items that are essential for survival.
Additionally, hostile mobs reproduce at an almost equal rate here than in biomes such as the savanna.
3) Snow hampers built
Many Minecrafters don't like dealing with snow when building a base or collecting dirt. Before mining dirt, players are required to mine snow. Snow is not an essential resource in the game, as of version 1.17.
2) A lack of vegetation
Trees and other crops cannot grow in cold biomes like ice spikes or frozen ocean. This makes it difficult for players to obtain essential items like wood. The snowy tundra, however, is an exception because it is filled with forests.
1) Upcoming features
The 1.18 update will make it harder to explore snowy mountains, as a new snow block called "powder snow" will be added.
Powder snow is now available in version 1.17. However, it doesn't naturally form. Players will experience a slower walk on powder snow if they don't wear leather boots.