In 1986 rally driver, Harald Demuth, created this iconic piece of advertising when he drove an Audi 100 CS quattro up Pitkavouri ski jump in Kaipola, Finland. It was recreated 19 years later to celebrate “25 years of Quattro” in 2005 using an A6 4.2 Quattro to tackle the 37.5 degree pitch.
There’s a really cool article in Motortrend about it if you interested.
Subi’s and Yota trucks might dominate the apres tailgate scene in gravel parking lots across the ski bum nation but if you had to step up to a luxury sedan that can handle in the mountains, Audi has to be in the running.
Here is the 2005 remake filmed at the very same ski jump in Finland:
If you are wondering how they filmed this while avoiding catastrophe, watch this making of video: