Snow is the second waycastle defending the Eyrie, the seat of House Arryn, and the third line of castle's defense following the Gates of the Moon and Stone.
The trail to Snow is steeper than that of Stone. It consists of a single fortified tower, a timber keep, and a stable placed behind a low wall of unmortared rock. It is nestled into the Giant's Lance so as to command the entire pathway from Stone to Snow. The trail then continues up the mountain to Sky.
Queen Sharra Arryn tripled the size of the garrisons in Stone, Snow, and Sky in preparation for the imminent march of the Targaryen forces against the Vale of Arryn during Aegon's Conquest.
A Game of Thrones
Catelyn Stark and Tyrion Lannister stop at Snow while traveling to the Eyrie. The waycastle is commanded by a young knight with a pockmarked face.
A Feast for Crows
Sansa Stark and Lord Robert Arryn use fresh mules from Snow while descending to the Gates of the Moon.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 34, Catelyn VI.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, Aegon's Conquest.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.