Snowflake Mountain

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Snowflake Mountain
Snowflake Mountain.png
The lobby of Snowflake Mountain
First appearance Diddy Kong Racing
Latest appearance Diddy Kong Racing DS
Greater location Timber's Island
Ruler Bluey the Walrus
Inhabitants Snowballs with Faces
Frosty Villagers (possibly)

Snowflake Mountain is the second world of Diddy Kong Racing and its Nintendo DS remake, Diddy Kong Racing DS.

As its name suggests, Snowflake Mountain is entirely snow-themed. Its courses frozen ponds, giant snowballs, and a single village in one racetrack. The player can enter the world by flying a plane over a cliff in the snowy region of Timber's Island hub. The player's racer must have at least two Golden Balloons to enter Snowflake Mountain. The world's boss is Bluey the Walrus.

Snowflake Mountain's lobby consists of the course doors mounted on the mountain cliffs with the Trophy Race located in a cavern next to the igloo, which houses Bluey's Course. The challenge level is located off to the right of the entrance.

In the DS remake, a statue of Bluey the Walrus stands in the middle of the main lobby.


For courses where two or all three vehicles can be used, vehicles listed in bold print are the mandated vehicle during Adventure Mode and the Trophy Race, and other vehicles can only be used in a Time Trial or after the course is completed.

Course Unlock requirement Vehicles Description
Everfrost Peak, from Diddy Kong Racing.
Everfrost Peak
Golden Balloon: × 2 (race)
Golden Balloon: × 10 (Silver Coin/Balloon Pop Challenge)
Car (N64 only), Hovercraft, Plane Everfrost Peak is set in a carved snow canyon. It is the first snow-themed track of the game.
Walrus Cove, from Diddy Kong Racing.
Walrus Cove
Golden Balloon: × 3 (race)
Golden Balloon: × 11 (Silver Coin/Balloon Pop Challenge)
Car, Hovercraft Like the rest of Snowflake Mountain, Walrus Cove also takes place in an icy region. Despite its name, few walruses can be seen. The level mainly features a looping ice slide.
Snowball Valley, from Diddy Kong Racing.
Snowball Valley
Golden Balloon: × 6 (race)
Golden Balloon: × 14 (Silver Coin/Balloon Pop Challenge)
Car, Hovercraft Snowball Valley features large snowballs that can crush racers, and they even become larger from rolling downhill. Its road is slippery and icy. The racers also enter an igloo shortly before the finish line. The player can also find the second Wish Key in an alcove, located at the end of a trail located directly left of the finish line.
Frosty Village, from Diddy Kong Racing
Frosty Village
Golden Balloon: × 9 (race)
Golden Balloon: × 16 (Silver Coin/Balloon Pop Challenge)
Car, Hovercraft, Plane Frosty Village begins with a huge downward slope that can be skipped with a Zipper and balloon. After the first cave, the player can turn right for a shortcut. After the second cave, there is water. All three vehicles can be used. It takes place around a village, giving it its name. In the remake, it is easier to take the shortcut.
Bluey's Course.png
Boss race:
Bluey's Course
First match:
Golden Balloon: × 10 + every track completed
Golden Balloon: × 17 + every track completed
Hovercraft The player races against the world boss, Bluey the Walrus. The track is snowy and is a downhill slide. Like Tricky, it only has one lap. There is a tunnel in one segment, and giant snowballs just outside the tunnel. When the player rematches Bluey, he races faster.
Icicle Pyramid, from Diddy Kong Racing.
Challenge Level:
Icicle Pyramid
N64: Snowball Valley's Wish Key
DS: 30 coins
Car Icicle Pyramid is set in a three-story ice pyramid. Gameplay-wise, it is very similar to the Battle Courses of the Mario Kart series. A racer's goal is to simply attack the other racers with from red and green Weapon Balloons placed over the stage. A racer loses if hit by an item four times.

In the DS remake, Icicle Pyramid, as well as the other Challenge Levels, was replaced with a Wish Race against T.T. in the Adventure Mode, being playable only in multiplayer.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スノーゾーン
Sunō Zōn
Snow Zone

French Montagne Flocon
Flake Mountain
German Schneeberg
Snow Mountain
Italian Monte Fioccodineve
Mount Snowflake
Spanish Montaña Copo de Nieve
Snowflake Mountain