Quick Start

Install Snowpack

# npm:
npm install --save-dev snowpack
# yarn:
yarn add --dev snowpack
# pnpm:
pnpm add --save-dev snowpack

Run the Snowpack CLI

npx snowpack [command]
yarn run snowpack [command]
pnpm run snowpack [command]

Throughout our documentation, we'll use snowpack [command] to document the CLI. To run your locally installed version of Snowpack, add the npx/yarn run/pnpm run prefix of the package manager that you used to install Snowpack.

For long-term development, the best way to use Snowpack is with a package.json script. This reduces your own need to remember exact Snowpack commands/configuration, and lets you share some common scripts with the rest of your team (if applicable).

// Recommended: package.json scripts
// npm run start (or: "yarn run ...", "pnpm run ...")
"scripts": {
    "start": "snowpack dev",
    "build": "snowpack build"

Serve your project locally

snowpack dev

This starts the local dev server for development. By default this serves your current working directory to the browser, and will look for an index.html file to start. You can customize which directories you want to serve via the "mount" configuration.

Build your project

snowpack build

This builds your project into a static build/ directory that you can deploy anywhere. You can customize your build via configuration.

See all commands & options

snowpack --help

The --help flag will display helpful output.