Chamonix is where the 1924 Winter Olympics took place. The mountain complex itself is located in Mount Blanc, France. It is also a rally track in Gran Turismo 4 and Gran Turismo PSP. The course is half snow and half pavement, requiring Snow Tyres. It is also available as a track in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6, albeit in a totally different layout.
Much like in Ice Arena, many players would use white cars to blend their cars with the white of the snow. This would ironically only increase the difficulty as they will have a tendency to keep crashing without enough experience.
GT4 and GTPSP layout
In Gran Turismo 4 and Gran Turismo PSP, the track is a half pavement/snow course that winds around a giant gourge. When you start, the first half of the track is a paved road (which is ice-coated) that winds around a cliffside. Near the halfway point, there is a bridge that players must drive on. The track then changes to snow, and the track winds along a snow trail above the cliff. This cliff is beside the other one in the road. Then you reach the start/finish line, which is at the start of the road, as the track changes back to tarmac.
GT5 and GT6 layout
Appearances in games
In Gran Turismo 4
- Although Gran Turismo 5 had the GT4 variant of the track, it was hidden and can't be open by normal means. A modification was needed to play this course after the Spec II update. It was a direct port from Gran Turismo PSP with no changes made.
- The GT4 version of the track is internally named "nursnow" (which may contain a reference to the Nurburgring region, although the track is located in France), while the PS3-era tracks are all internally named "snow_2010".