Whistler Blackcomb painted in 1998
Whistler Blackcomb in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Our custom black wooden frames feature a deep, squared profile to showcase Niehues’ timeless work. Frame width ranges from ⅞ to 1 ⅝ inches, dependent upon on print size, and features a non-glare acrylic front plus foamcore backing.
Whistler Blackcomb Ski area
Coordinates: 50°06′30″N 122°56′33″W
Vertical: Whistler: 1,530 m (5,020 ft) Blackcomb: 1,565 m (5,133 ft)
Top Elevation: Whistler: 2,182 m (7,160 ft) Blackcomb: 2,436 m (7,992 ft)
Base elevation: Creekside: 653 m (2,140 ft) Village: 675 m (2,214 ft)
Ski able area: Whistler: 4,757 acres (1,925 ha) Blackcomb: 3,414 acres (1,382 ha)
Runs: 200, 35 – Easiest,110 – More Difficult, 35 – Most Difficult, 20 – Expert
Longest run: Peak To Creek (Whistler), Green Road (Blackcomb): Both are 11 km (6.8 mi)
Snowfall: 10.22 m/year (402 in.)
Snow making: Whistler: 215 acres, (87 hectares), 4.5%, Blackcomb: 350 acres, (142 hectares), 10.3%
"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.