The snow melts in Mountain Village after you defeat Goht in Snowhead Temple, but it will refreeze if you go back in time. Do the things on this page to avoid having to fight Goht again. All of these things are optional, though, so if you are ready to move on, go to the Great Bay Coast page.
After you defeat Goht in Snowhead Temple, the snow melts in the mountain area. After that, a Piece of Heart becomes available. Also, you will be able to use the Goron Racetrack. And if is still the first day after you win at the Goron Racetrack, you can get a sword upgrade (but only if it is still the first day).
But if you go back in time after defeating Goht, the mountain area will be frozen again, so you will have to defeat Goht a second time in order to get that Piece of Heart, use the Goron Racetrack, and upgrade your sword.
If you do have to defeat Goht again, just go to the first room of Snowhead Temple. There is a shortcut to Goht's room there, so you don't have to go through the whole Snowhead Temple again.
This page exists to explain how to complete all of the tasks that require Goht to be defeated. Hopefully these instructions will help you avoid having to fight Goht a second time.
Make Powder Kegs Available
If you have Fire Arrows, or if you have defeated Goht, you can get Powder Kegs. You need a Powder Keg in order to open up the Goron Racetrack. If you want to avoid fighting Goht a second time, you should win at the Goron Racetrack before going back in time, so you should unlock Powder Kegs now so you can do that.
First, go to the Goron Village (the same area where you first saw Darmani's ghost after getting the Lens of Truth). Along the north wall of that area, there is a doorway. If you defeated Goht, the doorway will be open. If not, melt it with a Fire Arrow. Go inside and, as a Goron, talk to the big Goron. He will give you a Powder Keg and tell you to use it to open the Goron Racetrack before the keg explodes. Pick up the Powder Keg and throw it to the top of the ramp behind you, then roll up the ramp. Repeat the process until you reach the exit. Carry the keg through.
From the exit, go slightly to the left and forward to go up some wooden steps, then go to the right up the ramp. When the path splits, go to the right, then go through the exit there. In the next area, go across the bridges, walking past the Wolfos. At the end, there are some ramps to the right. Throw the keg up the ramps and roll up the ramps after. At the top, put the keg in front of the rocks in the wall and wait for the keg to explode, or take off the Goron Mask and shoot the keg with an arrow.
After breaking open the Goron Racetrack, the Goron Elder's son will go into the racetrack area. Go back and talk to the Powder Keg Seller to get a free Powder Keg. From then on, you will be able to buy Powder Kegs from the Goron in the Bomb Shop in West Clock Town, even if you play the Song of Time and go back to the first day.
Win at the Goron Racetrack
Going back in time would close the Goron Racetrack, and you would have to fight Goht again to reopen it. So if you don't want to have to fight Goht a second time, go to the Goron Racetrack now.
Inside the Goron Racetrack, as a Goron, talk to the Goron Elder's son to participate in the race. The race is pretty straightforward. As a Goron, roll along the racetrack and be the first to go over the finish line. Don't fall off the edge. Crash into the green bottles to restore your magic meter. There is an area of trees, so be sure not to crash into them because they will stop you from rolling.
When you win, you get a bottle full of Gold Dust, or if you have already won the race before, you just get Gold Dust without getting a new bottle. The Gold Dust will disappear if you go back in time.
Get the Gilded Sword
Your sword can be upgraded to the more powerful Gilded Sword.
However, if you want the Gilded Sword but
the following requirements aren't met, you will have to go back in time and defeat Goht again
to get it:
1. Win Gold Dust at the Goron Racetrack (requires Goht to be defeated)
2. Go to the Mountain Smithy and pay 100 rupees to upgrade the Kokiri Sword to the Razor Sword. You must have the Razor Sword on the first or second day. If you don't get the Razor Sword until the final day, you will have to go back in time and defeat Goht again to get the Gilded Sword.
3. Go to the Mountain Smithy and give them Gold Dust and the Razor Sword no later than night on the second day. 4. Pick up your Gilded Sword after the dawn of the final day, or after the dawn of the second day if you gave them the Razor Sword and Gold Dust during the first day.
Be aware that after you use the Razor Sword 100 times, it becomes the Kokiri Sword again.
Get a Piece of Heart
There is a Piece of Heart that you can only get after Goht is defeated. To get it, go to the area with the bridges and White Wolfos. Get into the water around the islands and sink to the bottom as a Zora. Open the chest in the south part of the area to get a Piece of Heart.
Get Another Piece of Heart
There is another Piece of Heart that you can only get after the snow melts in the mountain area, which only happens after Goht is defeated. However, to get this Piece of Heart, you will also have to defeat the mini-boss of the next temple, so you may wish to wait until then and just defeat Goht a second time in order to get this Piece of Heart.
Before you can get this Piece of Heart, you need Don Gero's Mask. Unfortunately, you can only get that mask before defeating Goht. If you did not get the mask, you will need to go back in time and get it (see the Mountain Village page for instructions on how to get this mask), then defeat Goht a second time to thaw the snow in Mountain Village.
If the snow in the mountain village is thawed, and you have Don Gero's Mask, then defeat the miniboss of the next temple and talk to it afterward while wearing Don Gero's Mask. Then go to the Woodfall Temple and defeat the miniboss there again, and talk to it afterward while wearing Don Gero's Mask. Then go to the Laundry Pool and talk to the frog there while wearing Don Gero's Mask. Then go to the Southern Swamp and hop on the lilypads and the water as a Deku Scrub, and go past the Deku Palace to find a frog on a log. Talk to it while wearing Don Gero's Mask.
After talking to all five frogs, return to the Mountain Village and find the frogs that are on lilypads in the water. They won't be there if it is still winter in the mountains. In other words, you have to defeat Goht to make the ice thaw in the mountains first. Talk to the frogs while wearing the Don Gero Mask and you will get a Piece of Heart.
If you did everything on this page, you have now completed all of the tasks that can only be performed after Goht is defeated. When you are ready to move on, go to the Great Bay Coast.