Snowmen are enemies found in Frozen Altars. They were constructed by the native penguins and later brought to life by the Sorceress. In an attempt to defend themselves from the aggressive creatures, the penguins bought a laser defense system from Moneybags but they were unable to use it with their flippers. They later requested Spyro to destroy all the Snowmen.

Snowmen remain stationary unless approached, in which case they will immediately grab Spyro, strangle him, and throw him away (without causing harm). When the laser defense system is used against one, the Snowman will move around erratically to avoid being hit, as each time the laser hits it, it partially melts and shrinks. However, the Snowman will grow back to its original size if left alone for a while.