Snice is a portmanteau of the words 'snow' and 'ice'. As you might suspect, it is a mixture of slushy snow and ice. As it happens, the word 'snice' is most often found in use as a technical term -- an obscure bit of jargon used by those who construct ice palaces and the like.

Most snice is artificially concocted; it is white and comparatively soft, but is wet enough to bind into sturdy ice structures given time to 'set'. It may either be used as a type of mortar between ice blocks, or be sprayed into forms which are removed once it has set - essentially, snice is ice cement. Sadly, although snice is frequently used in the Nordic nations and Canada (where ice hotels and the like are exciting tourist attractions), the recipe for construction-grade snice is not openly available on the internet.



I was not able to find a definite origin of the word, but it may have been coined by Ake Larsson, the architect of the IceHotel in Swedish Lapland.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.