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Polar Pass (どっきり! カチカチパパぐま lit. Startling! Frozen Papa Bear in Japanese) is the eleventh race course in Crash Team Racing and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Like the race track Blizzard Bluff and the battle arena The North Bowl, it is based on the snow-themed levels of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. It is Polar's home track and features seals as obstacles, as well as many jumps and patches of ice. There is a wall that can be jumped over as well as several corners that can be cut.

It is featured as the first race track in the Crash Cup in the arcade and the Green Gem Cup alongside Roo's Tubes, Coco Park and Cortex Castle. The seal is the only enemy on the track and will cause racers to spin around if they hit them. A Polar Bear, which looks exactly like the one from the chasing type of levels from the second game, can be seen frozen in ice.

CTR Race

  • C: Between two icebergs near the start.
  • T: At the final leap.
  • R: Before the cavern it's on the series of jumps. However, if the player is Tiny or Dingodile, they will simply fall off the edge.




  • This track, along with Blizzard Bluff, can be compared to the Crash Nitro Kart track Meteor Gorge, since they are all snow-themed races.
  • Some obvious differences between Polar Pass and Meteor Gorge are that the former doesn't have any lava underneath the track, while the latter doesn't have any seals, or indeed any animal obstacles.
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