Solden to get the 007 treatment
With the launch this week of Spectre, the latest James Bond film, is seems like the charming secret service agent is getting back on skis. Earlier this week director Sam Mendes revealed that the latest film will be produced in Pinewood Studios and shot on location in London, Mexico City, Rome and Tangier and Erfoud, in Morocco. Mr Bond will tackle the snow once again, this time in Solden and also in Obertilliach and Lake Altausse in Austria.
It will be interesting to see Daniel Craig’s technique on skis but for sure it will be hard to beat the classic ski chase from The Spy Who Loved Me. Interestingly this was also shot in Austria in 1977 with Roger Moore as the star. Could the yellow onesie make a comeback ?
Of course skiing, snow mobiles and indeed general mountain craziness has always been part of the Bond stable of tricks.
Here is George Lazenby in a night time ski chase from On Her Majesty`s Secret Service (1969)
And Pierse Brosnan also showed us his off piste skills in The World Is Not Enough (1999).
If you are a Bond fan and would like to time you ski holiday around the same time as the filiming then you should check out these dates. According to the Solden Cable Car company the expected times of fiming for the Spectre movie are as below. There may be road closure and lift delays at certain times.
Estimated filming times in Sölden are as follows:
- 10. – 12. Dec. 2014: Road up at the Glacier, road tunnel at the Glacier
- 07. – 10. Jan. 2015: 3S Cable Car and ICE Q Restaurant
- 12. – 13. Jan. 2015: Road up at the Glacier, road tunnel at the Glacier
- 09. – 17. Feb. 2015: Road up at the Glacier, road tunnel at the Glacier