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Alta Ski Map

Alta Ski Area

If you’ve skied Utah, you’ve definitely at least heard of Alta. And chances are you have stories of some epic powder day at that resort that will last for years. Alta is big, it can be mean, and it’s always guaranteed to be a good time. With 2,600 acres of skiing, and 55% of those acres designated “expert” terrain, Alta is a great place to go to push your skiing to the next level. Part of what makes Alta so unique is the proliferation of side step tracks around the resort. Bootpacking is anathema, but it’s easy to shuffle around the ski area quickly and catch rope drops to fresh snow as ski patrol opens new terrain.

Alta is located amongst some of the most beautiful and famed peaks in Utah, and that setting is reflected in this beautiful hand-painted trail map. James Niehues originally painted his first map of Alta in 1991 and then repainted it in 2005 to reflect how the resort had grown and changed. This ski map portrays the best of Alta and manages to capture a little of the magic that draws so many skiers back year after year.

 

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 Ski Map

Alta Ski Area in Alta, Utah

Painted in 1991 (shown here).  Repainted in 2015.

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 Ski Area

If you’ve skied Utah, you’ve definitely at least heard of Alta. And chances are you have stories of some epic powder day at that resort that will last for years. Alta is big, it can be mean, and it’s always guaranteed to be a good time. With 2,600 acres of skiing, and 55% of those acres designated “expert” terrain, Alta is a great place to go to push your skiing to the next level. Part of what makes Alta so unique is the proliferation of side step tracks around the resort. Bootpacking is anathema, but it’s easy to shuffle around the ski area quickly and catch rope drops to fresh snow as ski patrol opens new terrain.

Alta is located amongst some of the most beautiful and famed peaks in Utah, and that setting is reflected in this beautiful hand-painted trail map. James Niehues originally painted his first map of Alta in 1991 and then repainted it in 2005 to reflect how the resort had grown and changed. This ski map portrays the best of Alta and manages to capture a little of the magic that draws so many skiers back year after year.

 

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

"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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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.