The Winter Keep is the eleventh chapter of Skylanders: Swap Force. Here the Skylanders help the Frost Elves in a massive snowball fight against the hostile forces that are trying to take over the keep.


Years ago, the Winter Keep fell under a curse that made it midnight for all eternity. Luckily the Air Skylander, Whirlwind, came to the rescue and enchanted a magic horn called the Illuminator, which granted eternal daylight to the Elves. This not only helped break the curse, but also protected the Keep and gave the elves courage during their fight against potential attacks. Of course, now the Elves never know when it's time for bed.


  • Clear Out the South Wall
  • Thaw the Furnace
  • Defend the North Wall
  • Destroy the Blizzard Ballers
  • Take Back the Tower

Elemental Gates

Areas To Find

  • The Blizzard Bridges
  • The Blue Ice Battlements
    • Element: None
      • The Flame Steppes
        • Element: Fire
  • Aurora Rails
  • The Snow Shovel in the Stone
  • Hidden Vault
  • The Frozen Vault
    • Element: Water
  • The Secret Keep
    • Element: Water
      • Awestruck Orbits
        • Element: Undead
  • Northern Lights
  • Frost Furnace
  • Hibernal Harbor
    • Sky Meadows
      • Element: Air/Life
  • Diamond Docks
  • Kaleidoscopic Kiln
  • Prism Tower
    • Element: Earth

SWAP Zones

  • Frozen Top
    • SWAP ability: Spin
  • Wind Whipped!
    • SWAP ability: Speed
  • Flash Frost
    • SWAP ability: Teleport

New Enemies

Legendary Treasure

  • Expensive Souvenir
  • Elven Arrow

Bonus Mission Map

  • Ghost Traps

Soul Gems


  • Crown of Frost
  • Ski Cap

Story Scroll

  • Whirlwind's Gift



  • The running gag in Winter Keep is that whenever a new enemy is introduced, they are always pelted with snowballs.
  • This is the first Chapter in which a Skylander plays a role in the story.
Swap Force
Cloudbreak Islands (World) - Woodburrow (Hub) - Skylands (3DS World) - Boom Town (3DS Hub)

Main Chapters
Mount Cloudbreak - Cascade Glade - Mudwater Hollow - Rampant Ruins - Jungle Rumble - Iron Jaw Gulch
Motleyville - Twisty Tunnels - Serpent's Peak - Boney Islands - Winter Keep - Frostfest Mountains
Mesmeralda's Show - Fantasm Forest - Kaos' Fortress - Motherly Mayhem - Cloudbreak Core
3DS Chapters
Sky Docks - Spooky Woods - Toadstool Terrace - Fountain Springs - The Fuel Machine
Shimmer Shard Shire - Crystal Caverns - Twilight Fortress - Above the Sea - Robot Factory
Robot Assembly Center - Samurai Springs - Bonsai Bay - Fire Flow Valley - The Party Town
Down the River - The Haunted Villa - Clockwork Castle - Clockwork Arena

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