DK Summit (known as DK's Snowboard Cross in the Japanese and PAL releases) is the third race course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart Wii. The track takes place on a snowy mountain winter sports resort which appears to be popular among Shy Guys. This is the first race course in the Mario Kart series to have a different name in the NTSC and PAL regions.
The stage is somewhat a combination of DK Mountain from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and DK Pass from Mario Kart DS. Like DK Mountain, it has a Barrel Cannon aimed at a mountain and a zigzagging, crevice-filled path to the goal line, and like DK Pass, it is covered in snow and has various small snow piles that slow the player down if they run into them, as well as numerous Dash Panels.
When a player is playing as a Mii, the head of the wooden statue of Mario snowboarding will be replaced with a Mii's head.
The race takes place in a mountain filled with snow and some skiing Shy Guys. This course introduces the half-pipe ramps in this game. There is a cannon that blasts the player to the top of the mountain. Later on, the player will have to descend from the summit, using ramps and bumpy hills to gain speed. After descending, the player sees Shy Guy Snowboarders, which act like obstacles for the players, making any player who hits them spin out. After the half-pipe filled with Shy Guys, the player will soon end up back at the start of the course.
The course starts with a right turn towards a set of automatic barriers and Item Boxes, which lead towards the Cannon. After landing form the cannon, the track makes a U-turn to the left along a half pipe, featuring Vertical dash panels along both sides. The track then approaches a set of ramps, each featuring Item Boxes, with a larger single ramp with a Dash Panel on the right and three smaller ramps on the left. After this, the track takes a slight left past two areas of pink-striped deep snow, which will slow the player down if driven through, before approaching a set of moguls that form ramps. The mogul area also features three ramps with Dash Panels and Item Boxes. The course then makes a sharp right turn with a vertical dash panel on the left around one side of the chasm, and then a sharp left turn around the other side, before approaching a pair of Dash Panes in another half pipe. The half pipe is once again lined with vertical dash panels, and also features two drifts of deep snow, which cover up sections of vertical dash panels but do not prevent their use. Item Boxes are located on the vertical dash panels on either side of the track with the deep snow, and Shy Guy Snowboarders appear on the halfpipe, with a single one between the two snow drifts and a pair after the second one. The course then turns to the right as the halfpipe slopes downwards and approaches the Finish Line.
The second December 2008 tournament took place on DK Summit. Players had to go through all 25 gates on the course. Nothing else had been changed on the course other than the added gates. This tournament was repeated as December 2010's second tournament, April 2012's first tournament, and June 2013's second tournament.
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