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Snowbird Map | Snowbird Ski Map | by Jameds Niehues

Snowbird Map

Snowbird in Snowbird, Utah

Painted in 2006

Snowbird Ski Area

Location: Wasatch National Forest Little Cottonwood Canyon Salt Lake County, Utah United States

Nearest city: Sandy: 4 miles (6 km) Salt Lake City: 29 mi (47 km)

Coordinates: 40°34′52″N 111°39′23″W

Vertical: 3,240 ft (988 m)

Top elevation: 11,000 ft (3,353 m)

Base elevation: 7,760 ft (2,365 m) lowest chairlift 8,100 feet (2,469 m) main base area

Skiable area: 2,500 acres (10.1 km2)

Runs: 169, 27% easiest, 38% more difficult, 35% most difficult

Longest run: 2.5 miles (4.0 km) Chip's Run

Lift system: 13 lifts: 1 tram 6 hi-speed quad chairs 4 double chairs 2 surface lifts

Lift capacity: 17,400 per hour

Terrain parks: 1

Snowfall: 500 in (1,270 cm), average, record: 783 in (1,990 cm), (2011)

 Night skiing: limited


"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.