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Kicking Horse Ski Map

Kicking Horse

 

If you consider yourself a freeride skier, you’re probably familiar with Kicking Horse. It regularly plays host to some of the gnarliest freeride events on the circuit, and its combination of steep terrain and deep snow is legendary. There just aren’t that many other places where a skier can find over 4,000 continuous feet of vertical skiing in one place, let alone off one lift. But Kicking Horse’s gondola allows you to get huge laps, fast. And, just because Kicking Horse has a reputation for gnarly terrain doesn’t mean that less experienced skiers won’t enjoy their time there. 40% of the runs at Kicking Horse are appropriate for beginner and intermediate skiers.

So, if you’ve ever been lucky enough to roll up to the parking lot of this gem, you’ll be intimately familiar with every peak and bowl presented in this hand-painted ski map of Kicking Horse. And, if you’ve never visited, this map will give you something to look forward to as you plan your first trip. Because if you’ve got big mountain dreams, there are few places as worthy of making them come true as Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

 

 

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Nearest city: Golden

Coordinates: 51°17′21″N 117°03′31″W

Top elevation: 2,505 m (8,033 ft)

Base elevation: 1,190 m (3,900 ft)

Skiable area: 11.14 km² (2,750 acres)

Runs: 120 (Beginner 20%, Intermediate 20%, Advanced 45%,

Expert 15%)

Longest run: "It's A Ten" (10km long)

Lift system: 1 gondola, 3 chairlifts, 1 surface lift

Terrain parks: 1

Snowfall: 7.5 m (24.6 ft)/year

 

 

Kicking Horse Ski Map

Golden, British Columbia, Canada

Painted in 2000

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. 

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Kicking Horse

 

If you consider yourself a freeride skier, you’re probably familiar with Kicking Horse. It regularly plays host to some of the gnarliest freeride events on the circuit, and its combination of steep terrain and deep snow is legendary. There just aren’t that many other places where a skier can find over 4,000 continuous feet of vertical skiing in one place, let alone off one lift. But Kicking Horse’s gondola allows you to get huge laps, fast. And, just because Kicking Horse has a reputation for gnarly terrain doesn’t mean that less experienced skiers won’t enjoy their time there. 40% of the runs at Kicking Horse are appropriate for beginner and intermediate skiers.

So, if you’ve ever been lucky enough to roll up to the parking lot of this gem, you’ll be intimately familiar with every peak and bowl presented in this hand-painted ski map of Kicking Horse. And, if you’ve never visited, this map will give you something to look forward to as you plan your first trip. Because if you’ve got big mountain dreams, there are few places as worthy of making them come true as Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

 

 

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Nearest city: Golden

Coordinates: 51°17′21″N 117°03′31″W

Top elevation: 2,505 m (8,033 ft)

Base elevation: 1,190 m (3,900 ft)

Skiable area: 11.14 km² (2,750 acres)

Runs: 120 (Beginner 20%, Intermediate 20%, Advanced 45%,

Expert 15%)

Longest run: "It's A Ten" (10km long)

Lift system: 1 gondola, 3 chairlifts, 1 surface lift

Terrain parks: 1

Snowfall: 7.5 m (24.6 ft)/year

 

 

"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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It is then printed using museum quality reproduction on archival paper using the latest giclee 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.