The course is set in a hill large within an alpine forest with elevation changes varying twists and turns. A small village can be found at the bottom.
The police vehicles patroling the course in the Hot Pursuit mode are the Ford Crown Victoria, the Lamborghini LM002 in the PlayStation release or the Land Rover Discovery in the PC release. In Need for Speed: High Stakes, the Land Rover Discovery is joined by the Porsche 911 Turbo.
The musical pieces "Snow Bags" by Matt Ragan and "Knossos" by Saki Kaskas are played when participating in an event along the course.
|Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit - Courses|
|Beginner||Hometown · Redrock Ridge · Atlantica · Rocky Pass|
|Expert||Country Woods · Lost Canyons · Aquatica · Summit · Empire City (Bonus)|
|Hidden||AutoCross · Caverns · Scorpio-7 · Space Race · The Room · TR02B (Unreleased)|
|Need for Speed: High Stakes - Courses|
|Beginner||Celtic Ruins (Scotland) · Landstrasse (Germany) · Dolphin Cove (USA) · Hometown (USA) · Redrock Ridge (USA) · Atlantica (USA)|
|Advanced||Kindiak Park (Canada) · Route Adonf (France) · Rocky Pass (Canada) · Country Woods (USA) · Lost Canyons (USA)|
|Expert||Durham Road (England) · Snowy Ridge (USA) · Aquatica (USA) · Summit (Canada) · Empire City (USA)|
|Raceways||Raceway (Italy) · Raceway 2 (USA) · Raceway 3 (Spain)|