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Kirkwood Ski | Kirkwood Ski Map | by James Niehues
Kirkwood Ski | Kirkwood Ski Map | by James Niehues


Kirkwood Ski Resort

in Kirkwood, California

Painted in 1989

Location: Thimble Peak | Covered Wagon Peak | Alpine County, CA | Amador County, CA

Nearest city: Kirkwood, California

Coordinates: 38.684°N 120.068°W

Vertical: 2,000 ft (610 m)

Top elevation: 9,800 ft (3,000 m)

Base elevation: 7,800 ft (2,400 m)

Skiable area: 2,300 acres (930 ha)

Runs: 65+ total , 12% beginner , 30% intermediate , 58% advanced/expert

Longest run: 2.5 mi (4.0 km)

Lift system: 15 lifts (2 high speed quads, 1 fixed-grip quad, 6 triple chairs, 1 double chair, 2 surface lifts, 2 magic carpets, 1 tubing lift)

Terrain parks: Burton Adventure Land Burton Progression Park

K2 Stomping Grounds Border X Course

Snowfall: ~500 in (1,300 cm)

Snowmaking: limited acreage

Night skiing: None

"The 'Rembrandt of snow' has published a hefty coffee table book with a collection of nearly all of his hand-painted maps."

Timeless art for your home

Hand-painted maps require the best reproduction process available. Each illustration starts with a high resolution digital scan. It is then printed on museum quality cotton paper using the latest HDR ink-jet technology.

Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues

If you are a skier or snowboarder, there is a good chance James Niehues has been your mountain guide. Throughout his 30 year career he has worked at the  smallest hills and the most expansive resorts in North America.  He has left his mark in South America, Australia, Asia and Europe too.   And even if you have never shared a bottomless powder day with him, he has always been close by.