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Kirkwood Ski | Kirkwood Ski Map | by James Niehues
Kirkwood Ski | Kirkwood Ski Map | by James Niehues
Kirkwood Ski Map

Krikwood Ski Resort

With the high concentration of ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area, visitors can be forgiven for mixing them up sometimes. But, if you’ve ever skied Kirkwood, it’s sure to stick out in your mind. Located near South Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood gets everything right. It’s a big resort, with big terrain, and big amenities. With 2,300 acres, and over 65 named ski runs, it’s easy to get out, spread out, and explore. And Kirkwood makes that exploration even easier with 15 lifts that serve the whole mountain smoothly and efficiently. 58% of Kirkwood’s terrain is rated for advanced or above skiers, so there are plenty of steeps to keep the strongest skiers satisfied, while immaculate groomers lower on the mountain provide a stress-free environment to hone your skills.

In-person, Kirkwood stretches out like a massive panorama, and this Kirkwood ski map captures that scale as only James Niehues can. He’s portrayed in loving detail every tree, every run, and every bowl that makes Kirkwood so special, in his signature style that smoothly blends artistic rendering and geographical reality. This trail map is the perfect decoration for anyone who loves skiing Kirkwood.

 

Location: Thimble Peak | Covered Wagon Peak | Alpine County, CA | Amador County, CA

Nearest city: Kirkwood, California

Coordinates: 38.684°N 120.068°W

Vertical: 2,000 ft (610 m)

Top elevation: 9,800 ft (3,000 m)

Base elevation: 7,800 ft (2,400 m)

Skiable area: 2,300 acres (930 ha)

Runs: 65+ total , 12% beginner , 30% intermediate , 58% advanced/expert

Longest run: 2.5 mi (4.0 km)

Lift system: 15 lifts (2 high speed quads, 1 fixed-grip quad, 6 triple chairs, 1 double chair, 2 surface lifts, 2 magic carpets, 1 tubing lift)

Terrain parks: Burton Adventure Land Burton Progression Park

K2 Stomping Grounds Border X Course

Snowfall: ~500 in (1,300 cm)

Snowmaking: limited acreage

Night skiing: None

Kirkwood Ski Map

Kirkwood, California

Painted in 1989

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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Krikwood Ski Resort

With the high concentration of ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area, visitors can be forgiven for mixing them up sometimes. But, if you’ve ever skied Kirkwood, it’s sure to stick out in your mind. Located near South Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood gets everything right. It’s a big resort, with big terrain, and big amenities. With 2,300 acres, and over 65 named ski runs, it’s easy to get out, spread out, and explore. And Kirkwood makes that exploration even easier with 15 lifts that serve the whole mountain smoothly and efficiently. 58% of Kirkwood’s terrain is rated for advanced or above skiers, so there are plenty of steeps to keep the strongest skiers satisfied, while immaculate groomers lower on the mountain provide a stress-free environment to hone your skills.

In-person, Kirkwood stretches out like a massive panorama, and this Kirkwood ski map captures that scale as only James Niehues can. He’s portrayed in loving detail every tree, every run, and every bowl that makes Kirkwood so special, in his signature style that smoothly blends artistic rendering and geographical reality. This trail map is the perfect decoration for anyone who loves skiing Kirkwood.

 

Location: Thimble Peak | Covered Wagon Peak | Alpine County, CA | Amador County, CA

Nearest city: Kirkwood, California

Coordinates: 38.684°N 120.068°W

Vertical: 2,000 ft (610 m)

Top elevation: 9,800 ft (3,000 m)

Base elevation: 7,800 ft (2,400 m)

Skiable area: 2,300 acres (930 ha)

Runs: 65+ total , 12% beginner , 30% intermediate , 58% advanced/expert

Longest run: 2.5 mi (4.0 km)

Lift system: 15 lifts (2 high speed quads, 1 fixed-grip quad, 6 triple chairs, 1 double chair, 2 surface lifts, 2 magic carpets, 1 tubing lift)

Terrain parks: Burton Adventure Land Burton Progression Park

K2 Stomping Grounds Border X Course

Snowfall: ~500 in (1,300 cm)

Snowmaking: limited acreage

Night skiing: None

"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.