I have always wanted to find a snowy taiga biome, but I can not find any of them. I have only ever found one snowy taiga, but I did not have much time to explore it because I was in the demo. Also, I do not know what they look like on AMIDST. Is there a way to always find a snowy taiga?
Biomes are generated randomly. The short answer is to keep walking, and you will eventually find one.
There are a few things you can do to improve your odds though:
Best way: Use a seed. Just find a seed that starts you off in or near a taiga biome.
Next best way: map your current seed. You can map your seed with a mapping program like Amidst. This will allow you to easily find where the taiga biomes are. You can output your seed by hittng t and entering
Least cheaty way: Look for neighbouring biomes. Recently, biomes can only border other similar biomes. A desert cannot be next to a taiga biome for example. If you head towards 'colder' biomes in your exploration, you will be more likely to find a taiga than if you explore near deserts.
In Minecraft 1.8 you can choose which biome you want your world to be by going to "new world" then clicking the "world type" button until it says "custom" then click the "customise" button, scrolling down two the "world type" slider and changing it to "cold tagia".
You can use Minecraft 1.8 by going to the launcher, clicking "edit profile" then clicking "allow use of experimental versions ("snapshots")" then "use version" then click "use latest version" and then "save profile" and "play". Now you are using Minecraft 1.8!