Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe, California
Painted in 2003
Heavenly Ski Area
Location: El Dorado-Toiyabe National Forests El Dorado County, California / Douglas County, Nevada
Nearest city: South Lake Tahoe, California
Coordinates 38.9353°N 119.9400°W
Vertical: 3,812 ft (1,162 m)
Top elevation: 10,067 ft (3,068 m)
Base elevation: 6,255 ft (1,907 m)
Skiable area: 4,800 acres (1,900 ha)
Runs: 97 total, 20% beginner , 45% intermediate , 35% advanced
Longest run: 5.5 mi (8.9 km) (Olympic downhill)
Lift system: 30 total: 1 high speed gondola, 1 aerial tram, 2 high speed six passenger chairs, 7 high speed quads, 1 fixed grip quad, 6 triples, 2 doubles, 6 surface, 4 magic carpets
Lift capacity: 52,000 passengers/hr
Terrain parks: 3 Groove Park, Ante Up Park, High Roller Park
Snowfall: 360 in (910 cm)
Night skiing: No
"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.