Once I heard there was a “James Bond Cinematic Set up” atop the Austrian mountain the place the large motion scene from Spectre was filmed, I may undoubtedly include my pleasure.

I pictured a barely dusty assortment of outmoded weapons and exploding pens in a chilly and drafty outdated barn.

I pictured improper.

Parts 007, excessive atop Sölden ski resort within the Austrian Tirol, is a critical piece of labor. And an entertaining have a look at the longest-running collection in movie historical past. As an alternative of a barn, it’s housed in a purpose-built architectural gem. It takes you behind the scenes — actually behind the scenes — of among the biggest motion sequences ever filmed.

The one which’s most thrilling is the scene from Spectre the place Daniel Craig’s Bond, cruising simply above the snowy floor in a shot-up gentle airplane, has to battle 4 Land Rovers stuffed with armed villains.

Together with just about all people else on this planet, I’d watched it earlier than; like a lot of the people on the planet, I’d seen the film.

Didn’t matter. I nonetheless heard myself gasp out loud as Bond headed for sure demise as he flew on the barn which WAS RIGHT THERE IN THE FLIGHT PATH!

No escape, no time to show or climb — James Bond was gonna die.

At Parts 007, you not solely see the crash however see how they made the crash occur — spoiler alert — with out sending Daniel Craig to a fiery demise.

You additionally meet Goldfinger and Pussy Galore, see the most important film explosion ever, admire the actual airplane Craig flew in, see how Bond’s automobiles and weapons modified through the years.

The Parts 007 expertise begins with Barrel Of The Gun, an entry tunnel that mixes Bond’s iconic title sequences and its unforgettable musical scores. From there, you proceed by way of a collection of rooms that embody the lairs of Bond villains, wild and unique places, a historical past of the collection, particular results, well-known stunts and extra.

Wow. I emerged shaken. Shaken, and stirred.

However wait, there’s extra. When you can take a gondola and a chairlift on to Parts 007, you too can ski the morning at this huge resort, glom on among the most beautiful mountain views this world has to supply, ponder schussing down the sphincter-tightening glacier, wallow in powder, or cruise Sölden’s limitless groomef runs. Then, see the present.

And even higher, make a complete splurge of the day. Do all that snowboarding within the morning, then e book into lunch at ice Q, which isn’t solely Sölden’s highest restaurant however it’s highest-end restaurant as nicely. The service is as lux because the programs are scrumptious. The modern cubist structure is just eclipsed by the views, which on a transparent day, stretch south all the way in which into the snow-covered Italian Dolomites.

End your lunch, farewell the view, then say the phrases you already know so nicely: “Bond. James Bond.”


The value of admission to Parts 007 is 22 euros. Mix entry with a carry ticket (however with no ski cross), 54 euros. Youth and youngsters are cheaper. Final entry of the day is normally three:30 pm. However as soon as every week, there’s an evening show.

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Jules Older’s multi-author e-book/ski e book is SKIING THE EDGE.