Seconding the Crash Bandicoot opinion: I hear it in the bass, percussion, and progression. It feels like it wants nothing to do with interruptions by death or goal music: just jump into the Nitro box or portal at the end and return to base. Notably, the song is steady and doesn't seem to have a climax or part that could be considered its "chorus." This makes it passive, providing an energetic ambience to the level rather than trying to be that catchy tune that ultimately fails to set or build the atmosphere. Quite enjoyable, and perfectly suggests a snow-covered mountain.