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Family Ski News | May 26, 2022

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How to meet James Bond on Valentines Day

How to meet James Bond on Valentines Day
Teresa Fisher

Meeting Daniel Craig on the ski slopes… what more could a girl ask for on Valentine’s Day? 

If you’re skiing in Sölden in the Austrian Tirol tomorrow, you might just be in luck. 

 

Today and tomorrow (Valentine’s Day) Daniel Craig and crew are filming some snowy sequences for the latest 007 movie Spectre, the 24th Bond movie based around the books by author Ian Fleming, which is scheduled to hit our screens on 25 November. The first behind-the-scenes footage has just been released, offering a tempting taster of what’s to come:

 

 

Some of the slopes in Sölden and the Gaislachkogl cable car have been closed for filming in recent weeks as well as the futuristic glass IceQ restaurant on the Gaislachkogl. These are now open again so why not go and enjoy a hot chocolate in the new James Bond restaurant and then reminisce about your ski holidays in the cinema later this year?

The film crew are said to be delighted with the footage in Sölden so far.  Associate producer, Gregg Wilson remarked: ‘We have to deliver an amazing sequence here and this is going to be one of the major action sequences of the movie, a jewel in the crown so to speak. It’s going to be spectacular and Austria seemed to offer everything that we needed to pull it off.’

The James Bond team have also been filming in the East Tirolean resort of Obertilliach, along with Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner and Ben Whishaw as Q, as we reported in an earlier story HERE.

007 in the Austrian Tirol

007 in the Austrian Tirol

However, filming is currently behind schedule, due to 46-year-old Craig hurting his knee on the Spectre set last week: bad news for the crew who are scheduled to be filming in Rome in two weeks time, but great news for all Bond fans skiing in resort this week!

Today and tomorrow in Sölden, the road up to the glacier, the glacier road tunnel and Piste 30 are closed for filming.  Piste 30 will reopen at 3.30pm, so keep a look out for 007 on the slopes…

You never know, your Valentine’s dream just might come true!