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Snow Wood Boarding House

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Snow Wood Boarding House
スノーウッド寄宿舎 Snow Wood Boarding House

Snow Wood Boarding House.png
The exterior of the school.

Connected areas

The Snow Wood Boarding House is an academy in Winters in EarthBound. The academy is located in the north of Winters. Jeff is one of the many students who attend the school. The building is two stories high and consists of four rooms, two on each floor. On the first floor is a lab where Maxwell is found. Next to that is the locker room where several equippable items are found, however the lockers require the Bad key machine in order to open.

On the second floor is where Jeff and Tony's room is found, namely the room on the right. Beside that is a room filled with presents, each containing a hand-decorated Cookie made for Tony's birthday. Jeff can open the presents and take the cookies, to the disbelief of the student who made them. Outside is the gate to the school where Tony assists Jeff on climbing over. As the gate never opens, the school becomes inaccessible for the rest of the game.

The music is a remix of the Snowman theme from EarthBound Beginnings.


During the night, Jeff is woken by a telepathic call from Paula, as she and Ness are in need of his assistance. His roommate Tony assists him as he tries to leave in the night. They attempt to aquire gear for Jeff to use on the journey, but the lockers are locked, so Maxwell gives a key to open the lockers. Because the key is bent, it is unable to open the lockers, as such Maxwell provides Jeff with the "Machine that Opens Doors, especially when you have a slightly bad key", being the Bad key machine, which successfully opens the lockers, and is essential for rescuing Ness and Paula. After gearing up, Tony then boosts Jeff over the gate in the front of the school.


Item Location
Key to the locker.jpg Key to the locker Given by Maxwell when first spoken to
Bad key machine.jpg Bad key machine Given by Maxwell when spoken to after attempting to open the lockers at least once with the Key to the locker
Broken air gun.jpg Broken air gun In the top-leftmost locker in the locker room
Cookie.jpg Cookie ×7 In the room next to Jeff's room
Holmes hat.jpg Holmes hat In the bottom-leftmost locker in the locker room
Pop gun.jpg Pop gun In the top-rightmost locker in the locker room


Snow wood lockers.png
The locker rooms
Snow wood hall.png
The hall outside of Jeff's room
Snow wood map from starmen-net.png
Map of Snow Wood Boarding House from
Snow wood outside night.png
Exterior of Snow Wood at night time

See also

Locations in EarthBound

Cities and towns
OnettTwosonThreedFourside (Moonside) • Happy Happy VillageSaturn Valley
Areas of interest
Ness's houseOnett Public LibraryBeak PointBurglin ParkPunk-SurePolestar PreschoolPeaceful Rest ValleyChaos TheaterGrapefruit FallsBelch's BaseDusty Dunes DesertGold MineMonkey CaveTopolla TheaterMonotoli Building


WintersSnow Wood Boarding HouseBrick Road MazeLake TessStonehengeSummersScaraba Cultural MuseumTotoStoic Club


DalaamMuScarabaPyramidDungeon ManDeep DarknessTenda Village

Special locations
Lost UnderworldMagicantSea of EdenCave of the Past

Giant StepLilliput StepsMilky WellRainy CircleMagnet HillPink CloudLumine HallFire Spring