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Alta and Snowbird
Alta & Snowbird Ski Map

Alta & Snowbird Ski Areas

If you’ve skied in Utah, you’re probably familiar with the legendary Little Cottonwood Canyon, or LCC as locals call it. This canyon has some of the best ski terrain in the US all concentrated into one area. The two ski resorts in Little Cottonwood, Alta, and Snowbird, each have their own distinct personality, and hard-core aficionados can argue the merits of each for hours. But, when James Niehues painted this view of both resorts, he set aside the banter to instead highlight some of the most legendary mountains in North America.

This Alta and Snowbird ski map was originally painted in 1992 and captures both ski resorts, set against the excess of backcountry terrain nearby, while the Wasatch mountain range marches off into the horizon. If you’ve ever woken up early to chase a storm up the canyon, you’ll recognize this view, and appreciate the magnitude of these two neighboring resorts. This map is the perfect piece for anyone who’s left a part of their soul in Little Cottonwood Canyon and wants to relish its beauty.


Location: Alta, Utah, U.S.

Nearest city: Sandy, Utah, U.S.

Coordinates: 40°34′51″N 111°38′14″WC

Vertical: 2,538 ft (774 m)

Top elevation: 11,068 ft (3,374 m)

Base elevation: 8,530 ft (2,600 m)

Skiable area: 2,614 acres (10.58 km2)

Runs: 116+ total , 15% easiest, 30% more difficult , 55% most difficult

Lift system: 6 chairlifts - 3 hi-speed quads - 1 hi speed triple - 2 fixed doubles 5 surface tows.

Terrain: parks 0

Snowfall: 545 in

Alta & Snowbird Ski Map

Alta and Snowbird in Alta, Utah

Painted in 1992

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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Alta & Snowbird Ski Areas

If you’ve skied in Utah, you’re probably familiar with the legendary Little Cottonwood Canyon, or LCC as locals call it. This canyon has some of the best ski terrain in the US all concentrated into one area. The two ski resorts in Little Cottonwood, Alta, and Snowbird, each have their own distinct personality, and hard-core aficionados can argue the merits of each for hours. But, when James Niehues painted this view of both resorts, he set aside the banter to instead highlight some of the most legendary mountains in North America.

This Alta and Snowbird ski map was originally painted in 1992 and captures both ski resorts, set against the excess of backcountry terrain nearby, while the Wasatch mountain range marches off into the horizon. If you’ve ever woken up early to chase a storm up the canyon, you’ll recognize this view, and appreciate the magnitude of these two neighboring resorts. This map is the perfect piece for anyone who’s left a part of their soul in Little Cottonwood Canyon and wants to relish its beauty.


Location: Alta, Utah, U.S.

Nearest city: Sandy, Utah, U.S.

Coordinates: 40°34′51″N 111°38′14″WC

Vertical: 2,538 ft (774 m)

Top elevation: 11,068 ft (3,374 m)

Base elevation: 8,530 ft (2,600 m)

Skiable area: 2,614 acres (10.58 km2)

Runs: 116+ total , 15% easiest, 30% more difficult , 55% most difficult

Lift system: 6 chairlifts - 3 hi-speed quads - 1 hi speed triple - 2 fixed doubles 5 surface tows.

Terrain: parks 0

Snowfall: 545 in

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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.