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Speed Down The Slopes 007 Style

March 19, 2014 10:23 am Published by

Skiing has become just as synonymous with James Bond as a shaken but not stirred martini. No one can forget the iconic skiing chase scenes in The Spy Who Loved Me and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. So why not give the most famous spy a run for his money and consider a skiing adventure in Switzerland or Austria ? It’s not too late in the season to brave the ski routes of the ultimate secret agent.  

Thrill seekers will love flying down the snowy slopes of the incredible Schilthorn run at Murren, Switzerland . Located amongst the breathtaking backdrop of the Jungfrau mountains, Murren provided the setting for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969. The film sees the suave spy expertly speed down the slopes as the henchmen of his arch nemesis, Blofeld, pursue him.

St Anton in the Arlberg, Austria is also revealed in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service to be where 007 learnt his skiing skills as a teenager at the Hannes Schneider School. Known as the Ski School Alberg, with the help of experienced instructors this is the place where holiday goers can get skiing savvy.

Filmed at Asgard Peak, Canada, in 1977, The Spy Who Loved Me features a spectacular opening ski jump from the secret agent. Once again, 007 outwits a series of gun wielding henchmen, before shooting off a cliff on his skis and releasing his union jack themed parachute.

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This post was written by Kayleigh Driscoll

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