DK Pass is a snowy track owned by Donkey Kong which appears in Mario Kart DS, as the first course in the Star Cup. It reappeared in Mario Kart 7 as the second course in Leaf Cup. It is similar to DK Summit from Mario Kart Wii.


Before the descent down the mountain, there is a wide corner with a snowy mound on its inside. If racers head up this mound, they can collect an Item Box which always has Triple Mushrooms, a Star, a Red Shell, or just a Mushroom, in it. The chances of getting a Mushroom or a Red Shell is pretty slim.

Changes from Mario Kart DS to Mario Kart 7

  • Wooden ramps added.
  • A boost pad replaced with a gliding pad.
  • The Item Box on a snowy hill having a less likely chance of gaining a Star.
  • It is snowier.

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