The Realm of Rivers, Ski Resorts, Winding Roads and Glaciers

The Ötztal Valley, located in the South-Western region of Tyrol at the Italian border is frequented by filmmakers for many reasons. Its snowcapped mountain peaks, lush meadows, rivers, creeks and beautiful lakes offer a wide variety of unique locations for many kinds of shoots, ranging from car scenes to ski and other extreme sports. The River Ötz that flows through the valley has perfect rapids for rafting and whitewater kayaking. Real treasures of the area are the scenic Lake Piburgerand Tyrol’s tallest waterfall, the Stuibenfall. The valley is surrounded by huge mountains, such as the Wildspitze, one of the highest mountains in Austria that reaches 3770 meters. The center of the ski paradise of the Ötztal valley is Sölden, that is often called the diamond of the Alps and is the opening location of the Alpine Skiing World Championship. There are several gorgeous alpine roads in the area winding between woodlands and glaciers, such as the Ötztal Glacier Road that starts in Sölden and is one of the highest paved roads in Europe. Thanks to the vivid tourism of the region, the valley features a great number of accommodations and other facilities, as well as an incredible infrastructure. Therefore it offers perfect circumstances for productions. Since Innsbruck and Munich are both located closeby, it is easy to source any kind of special equipments needed for a shoot.

Running through the valley, the River Ötz offers a fantastic opportunity for rafting and kayaking
The Piburger See is a secret gem of the valley
The valley offers immaculate road infrastructure making even its most distant corner accessible
When the summer comes the valley becomes a realm of blooming fields and lush meadows
The Ötztal Valley is home to many waterfalls
Ötztal Valley

The best known movie that was made here is the James Bond film, Spectre featuring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Léa Seydoux. Many of the great action scenes of the movie were famously shot in Sölden. Progressive also had the chance to execute an exciting project here, a VR film that we shot with whitewater kayakers for Samsung.

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