Snowtroopers are stormtroopers trained for operations in arctic conditions
and equipped with specialized gear to protect them against cold. When deployed,
snowtroopers wear breath heaters and protective hoods, insulated suits and belt
capes, rugged boots, heating units and survival backpacks. During the Battle of
Hoth, snowtroopers under General Veers’ command were deployed from AT-AT Walkers
and quickly and ruthlessly took control of Echo Base.