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Snowpeak Ruins is the fifth dungeon in Twilight Princess.[1]

Entrance to the Ruins

Located in the Peak Province, Link can find the manor at the end of Snowpeak Top's descending gorge. The first time he looks for it, he slides alone towards there using a frozen leaf. Later visits down the gorge require him participating in a Race against either Yeto or Yeta.

Themes and Navigation

The Snowpeak Ruins is a decrepit mansion, home to a Yeti couple. Yeto lives in the mansion with his wife Yeta, but they only inhabit the front rooms and the bedroom. Yeto resides in the mansion's kitchen, where he prepares Soup for his ill wife using the Reekfish he caught in Zora's Domain. Link is allowed to scoop some of the Soup for free into an empty Bottle, which replenishes Hearts when drunk. The vacant back rooms become home to a host of monsters that invaded the mansion after the second Shard of the Mirror of Twilight came to rest there. Yeto had found it and given it to his wife Yeta. The mansion has three floors, with the predominant theme being ice. The goal during its exploration is to reach the bedroom on the third floor, where the Mirror Shard is kept. The item obtained in the dungeon is the Ball and Chain after defeating the mini-boss, Darkhammer.

The ruins are explored in stages, as Yeta attempts to direct Link to the correct location of the Bedroom Key. Due to her current condition, her memory is poor, and she unintentionally misleads Link to find first the Ordon Pumpkin, then the Ordon Goat Cheese. These two items are used by Yeto to transform his Reekfish broth first into the Good Soup, then into the Superb Soup.

Many areas of the dungeon are clogged by large blocks of ice, which can only be broken using one of the Cannons found within the dungeon (and subsequently the Ball and Chain). The main enemies encountered within Snowpeak Ruins are mostly ice-based, including Freezards, Mini Freezards, Chilfos, White Wolfos and Ice Keese.

The mansion is last seen during the game's end credits; a Heart "pops" out from the ruins, indicating the endurance of Yeto and Yeta's love.

Small Keys

  • There are four small keys.

Minor Enemies

Other Appearances

Link's Crossbow Training

The Snowpeak Ruins appears as a Ranger Mode Scenario in Level 6 in Link's Crossbow Training. Link can freely navigate a few rooms and the courtyard of the mansion. Chilfos and Ice Keese are the only enemies in the area. The majority of the Chilfos are lined up on high ledges. Upon seeing Link, they will throw their impaling staffs towards him. An unarmed Chilfos can be destroyed in a single shot, but those holding their staffs can block four shots; alternatively a Bomb Arrow can destroy even neighboring enemies. The courtyard is divided by large blocks of ice, which can be eliminated using a charged shot from the Crossbow.


  • Inside the ruins are many large paintings hanging on the walls or lined up together in the corner of certain rooms. There are paintings of what appear to be Ordon Ranch, Hyrule Castle, the Arbiter's Grounds, the Sacred Grove and even the City in the Sky. There are also two figures in some paintings who appear to be a knight-like character and possibly some kind of wise man, but their true nature is unknown.
    • In Twilight Princess HD, the pictures are far more discernible, such as one of the regular paintings being of Rutela. The painting of the wise man, due to the new clarity, now resembles Rauru.
  • With the exception of Blizzeta's room, there are no Hearts contained in the pots, and the enemies give no Hearts as well. Instead, the only means that Link can restore his health inside the ruins is by drinking the Soup Yeto prepares in the kitchen.
  • This is also the only dungeon in Twilight Princess where the Dungeon Map is not found in a Treasure Chest. Instead, the Mansion Map is obtained upon speaking to Yeta for the first time.
  • Even if the Compass is obtained, the Boss's location does not appear on the Map until Yeta enters her bedroom. The location will appear if the game is saved and exited without defeating Blizzeta.
  • In Twilight Princess HD, the emblem of Snowpeak Ruins also appears inside Hyrule Castle, in the tower in which Princess Zelda is imprisoned early in the game. The GameCube and Wii versions of the game use a Wingcrest in its place.
  • In the Twilight Princess manga, the old ruin house was featured as Ashei's former home before her family abandons it. Her manga counterparts knows about the Yeti couple who moved into her old house and after she learns that they aren't a danger, Ashei allows them to make the ice covered ruin house their home.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 雪山の廃墟 (Yukiyama no Haikyo) Snowy Mountain Ruins
French Republic FrenchEU Ruines des Pics Blancs Ruins of the White Peaks
Federal Republic of Germany German Bergruine Mountain Ruin
Italian Republic Italian Rovine sul Ghiacciaio Ruins on the Glacier
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Ruinas del Pico Nevado Ruins of the Snowy Peak



  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 155
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