The Snow Storm

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The Snow Storm
Elizabeta Torres arguing with Little Jacob.

Elizabeta Torres arguing with Little Jacob.
For Elizabeta Torres
Target Enimies & NOOSE Officers
Location Colony Island
Fail Niko Bellic dies or gets arrested
Reward $2,500
Unlocks United Liberty Paper missions
Combat Shotgun in Gun Store
Have a Heart
Unlocked by The Puerto Rican Connection

The Snow Storm is a mission for Elizabeta Torres in Grand Theft Auto IV. Niko recovers her lost cocaine from the old hospital on Colony Island, fights off the police, and Michelle's secret is revealed.


You walk in on Elizabeta and Little Jacob arguing. Elizabeta has been ripped off some coke to some buyers that Little Jacob had connected her to, and demands you to get back what she feels Jacob lost for her.

Head to the old hospital. The cocaine is hidden somewhere in the back, you are to kill anyone that gets in your way. There are a lot of gangsters inside but they are not skilled gunfighters, move through the building room by room, keeping an eye out for the thugs that are up on the roof or standing on the rafters in each new room you enter. There are also plenty of propane tanks scattered around the hospital, use these to your advantage by shooting near the valve at the top, its the easiest way to kill the goons that hide behind some of the walls. Keep going until there are no red dots left on your radar. The coke is on the table in the final room guarded by two men, take them out quickly, then grab the bag.

The NOOSE team shows up when you call Jacob. He's on his way but you have to escape the hospital first. Be patient and use doorways for cover and fight your way out. Get into the first vehicle you see (or get back in yours if you brought one) and take off. After you lose the cops, go and meet Jacob.

When you meet up with Jacob, Michelle is there. She reveals her identity as a government agent (see Karen) sent to watch you from the start. She confiscates the coke from a shocked and disgusted Niko, and tells you that the agency she is working for needs you to do some jobs for them. As you walk away, Jacob reminds you that Elizabeta won't be happy about this.

Completion of this mission unlocks the combat shotgun in the gun store and unlocks missions for United Liberty Paper (if you have completed the mission, "Photo Shoot"). However, the ability for Niko to date Michelle/Karen is, understandably, terminated. At some point after the mission, Mallorie will phone Niko to apologize for setting him up with Michelle, while Roman will send him an e-mail stating same.


  • If you choose to go out of the front of the hospital and fight the police, one of the officers will be wielding a Combat Shotgun, which is strange as the police normally use the Pump Shotgun.
  • There is a second option to lose the cops that is on Xbox360 and PS3 version, take the coke from the table and make the call to Jacob. After this call, the place is surrounded by cops. Backtrack through the hospital until you reach the outside area. If you run straight ahead you will end up in the parking lot. Do not take this route. Instead, make a turn to the right where you will see an opening in the fence. Shoot the cop and run through the opening which will lead you to the water. There will be a speedboat waiting for you in the river. Steal the boat and escape the police.
  • It is not necessary to kill all the goons in the hospital. By using stealth and climbing a ladder to the second level and dropping down, it's possible to obtain the drugs with minimum engagement (thereby saving health, armor and ammo for the escape). Once the drugs are obtained, the police arrive automatically.