The Ice Caves is the fifth level in Spelunky 2. Unlike the other Ice Caves from Spelunky HD and Classic, the Ice Caves in Spelunky 2 is one large, singular level instead of four smaller ones. It is accessed after exiting world 4 (either Temple of Anubis or Tide Pool) and leads into world 6, Neo Babylon.
The Ice Caves consists of a multitude of disconnected platforms, similar to its predecessors. Many hazards here can lead to the the player's instant death, such as Yetis throwing them into the Abyss, exploding UFOs and Landmines, and Spring Traps jettisoning the player into a set of ceiling Spikes.
The Ice Caves consists of 3 main sections. When the spelunker enters the area, they will complete a small section of a standard level before going into the background, which resembles a wet fur level from Spelunky HD, before returning to the rest of the normal level and finding the level exit.
The first section of the ice caves contains the Moai Head, where the player can meet the Eggplant Child by leaving the Eggplant on the purple altar beside the Moai, along with standard dangers in the Ice Caves. The player can enter the wet fur cave through a doorway at the bottom of this section.
Waddler's cave may also be found here, hidden behind a wall somewhere near the entrance to the Wet Fur cave.
Section 2: Wet Fur Cave
This sub-area contains the Yeti King and Queen, among numerous Yetis. The Queen is located on the top half, while the King is located on the bottom. The bottom of the section contains spikes and the exit, while the Coffin containing the Spelunker Demi von Diamonds can be found here near the top.
Section 3: Exit + Mothership Entrance
After the background is completed or bypassed using a mobility accessory, the Spelunker will enter the final section. It is similar to the first, but is significantly longer. Directly below this section is The Abyss. Just below where the screen stops scrolling downwards is the entrance to The Mothership, supported by a small two block wide platform. It's location is revealed by the Alien Compass.