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Snow (Hills) is a base terrain, which is a variant of Snow tiles in Civilization VI. Like other Snow tiles, they are usually found at the poles of the map.

Snow Hills provide 1 Production Production. Snow Hills may be improved with Mines, which makes them vastly more productive than other Snow tiles. All Hills have a +3 Strength Combat Strength modifier, which can strengthen city defenses, as well as protect vulnerable units.


Similar to its flatland variant, Snow (Hills) is a terrible terrain to settle on, as it only comes with 1 Production Production as every other Hills variant. You should only consider settle on a Snow tile when you are playing as Sweden, grabbing some rare Uranium Uranium that you do not already have in your empire or considering building the Amundsen-Scott Research Station. And even that, one Snow city per empire is one more enough! Snow tiles do give extra Culture Culture to the Ice Hockey Rink, but for Canada, Tundra may be bad but is still way better than Snow.

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Very picturesque, very invigorating, beloved of skiers and ski jumpers and other fools. Snow on hills is very nice, and a lot of fun ... unless it never melts.


Civilization VI Terrains [edit]
Base CoastDesertDesert (Hills)GrasslandGrassland (Hills)HillsLakeMountainsNile River3OceanPlainsPlains (Hills)SnowSnow (Hills)TundraTundra (Hills)
Features Cataract3CliffsFloodplainsDesert FloodplainsGrassland FloodplainsPlains FloodplainsGeothermal Fissure GS-Only.pngIceImpact Zone1 2MarshOasisRainforestBurning Rainforest1Burnt Rainforest1Reef R&F-Only.pngRiverVolcanic Soil GS-Only.pngVolcano GS-Only.pngWoodsBurning Woods1Burnt Woods1
Other Barbarian OutpostMeteor Site1Tribal Village
See also ImprovementNatural WonderResource
1 Requires a DLC2 Apocalypse mode only • 3 Specific Scenarios only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.