An avalanche of action!!!
George Lazenby’s only played Bond once, but the 1969 action thriller is one of my favorites. Set in beautiful Switzerland around the Jungfrau on Schilthorn and in the village of Mürren, the movie has one of the classic ski chase in cinema which continues through an avalanche, in a bobsleigh and rally driving on ice. The villain Blofeld played by Terry Savalas retreat was in the actual Piz Gloria restaurant. The only up is with an aerial Tram. If you go, there is a bunch of James Bond stuff and the movie is shown none stop in one room. Although the movie is great, don’t watch it there, go skiing. Some of the skiing stunt were done by Canadian Ski Hall of Fame member John Eaves and Willy Bogner Jr.
Here is some details about the Swiss filming from Wikipedia:
Principal photography began in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland, on 21 October 1968, with the first scene shot being an aerial view of Bond climbing the stairs of Blofeld’s mountain retreat to witness the girls. The scenes were shot atop the now famous revolving restaurant Piz Gloria, located atop the Schilthorn near the village of Mürren. The location was found by production manager Hubert Fröhlich after three weeks of location scouting in France and Switzerland. The restaurant was still under construction, but the producers found the location interesting, and had to finance providing electricity and the aerial lift to make filming there possible. Various chase scenes in the Alps were shot at Lauterbrunnen and Saas-Fee, while the Christmas celebrations were filmed in Grindelwald, and some scenes were shot on location in Bern. Production was hampered by weak snowfall which was unfavourable to the skiing action scenes. The producers even considered moving to another location in Switzerland, but it was taken by the production of Downhill Racer.