Tourists have been turned away from ski slopes in Austria after the popular pistes were closed for filming of the new James Bond movie.

Daniel Craig is currently shooting his latest 007 adventure, Spectre, in Europe and has been battling heavy snow storms to film scenes in the Alps.

Pictures which have emerged online show Craig and his co-stars Lea Seydoux and Dave Bautista in wintry weather gear at the summit of the snow-topped Gaislachkogl mountain.

Several of the mountain's ski pistes were closed down on Wednesday (07Jan15) to allow the Bond crew to film there, while they have also been shooting at the IceQ restaurant - a futuristic glass building perched on top of the mountain which can only be reached by cable car. The restaurant was also closed for the shoot, along with the cable car.

An apology was published on the local tourist information website, while further dates for Bond's slope closures were also given.