The lobby of Snowflake Mountain in Diddy Kong Racing
|First appearance||Diddy Kong Racing (1997)|
|Latest appearance||Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007)|
Snowflake Mountain is the second world of Diddy Kong Racing and its Nintendo DS remake Diddy Kong Racing DS. It is a mountainous area covered in snow, as the name would suggest. Snowflake Mountain's courses include frozen ponds, giant snowballs, and a single village in one course. A character can enter the world by flying a Plane over a cliff in the snowy region of Timber's Island. At least two Golden Balloons are required to enter Snowflake Mountain. The world's boss is Bluey.
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.
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.
| 2 (race)
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.|
| 3 (race)
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.|
| 6 (race)
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.|
| 9 (race)
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.|
10 + every track completed
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.|
|N64: Snowball Valley's Wish Key
DS: 30 coins
|Car||Icicle Pyramid is set in a three-story ice pyramid. It is 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 Diddy Kong Racing DS, Icicle Pyramid was replaced with a Wish Race against T.T. in the Adventure Mode, and was repurposed into a multiplayer-exclusive battle stage like the other Challenge Levels
Names in other languages
|French||Montagne Flocon||Flake Mountain|
|Italian||Monte Fioccodineve||Mount Snowflake|
|Spanish||Montaña Copo de Nieve||Snowflake Mountain|