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."
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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.