Cover announcement: Big Sky Resort in Montana

The cover of The Man Behind The Maps features a detailed pencil sketch of Big Sky Resort, Montana. A pencil sketch is Niehues' last step before he begins his color painting.


“Big Sky seemed a natural fit to grace the cover,” said Niehues. “Lone Peak is truly an iconic mountain, one that immediately demands your full attention upon turning into Gallatin Canyon Basin. The classic lines from its summit – the Big Couloir, Dictator Chutes and North Snowfields – are both aesthetically beautiful as well as well-deserving of their double black diamond status.  The mile-long runs and gladed lodgepole forests seem to go on forever, definitely one of my best.”

James Niehues with his copy of The Man Behind The Maps

For our Kickstarter backers and others who have pre-purchased, the books arrived at the warehouse and have started shipping. Within the next 10 days, you should receive an email and tracking number for your shipment.


Big Sky Resort Art Print available in four sizes

Now through the end of September, you can receive 10% off when you bundle a Book and a Big Sky Art Print (see below). Guaranteed to trigger memories of epic ski trips and spark lively dinner conversations, The Man Behind the Maps: Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues is an ideal gift for avid skiers and snowboarders. 

Book and 9"x12" Art Print Bundle

Book and 12"x16" Art Print Bundle

Book and 16"x24" Art Print Bundle

Book and 24"x30" Art Print Bundle