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Snowbird Ski Map

Snowbird Ski Area

Snowbird is legendary for good reason. It’s big, it’s got plenty of challenging terrain, and it’s been a hotbed of talent for some of the best skiers in the world for decades. No wonder its tram is iconic. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it’s located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, a classic proving grounds for big mountain skiers, near the bustling metropolis of Salt Lake City. That doesn’t mean that Snowbird only caters to expert skiers though. There’s plenty of more moderate beginner and intermediate terrain, and with an average snowfall of 500 inches per year, things tend to stay nice and soft, both on, and off the groomed trails. Snowbird’s 13 lifts, including the tram, and six high-speed quad chairs make it easy to get around the mountain and stack lap after lap, and its 3,200 feet of vertical mean those laps are nice and long.

Whether you’ve visited Snowbird to prove your mettle on its iconic terrain, or you’ve just taken a relaxing vacation there, you know there’s something special going on up in Little Cottonwood Canyon. James Niehues captured some of that magic in this hand-painted Snowbird ski map. It lays out the mountain in all of its glory, from Hidden Peak to Pine Valley, and diehard locals and visitors alike will appreciate its beauty.

 

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

 

Snowbird Ski Map

Snowbird in Snowbird, Utah

Painted in 2006

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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Snowbird Ski Area

Snowbird is legendary for good reason. It’s big, it’s got plenty of challenging terrain, and it’s been a hotbed of talent for some of the best skiers in the world for decades. No wonder its tram is iconic. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it’s located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, a classic proving grounds for big mountain skiers, near the bustling metropolis of Salt Lake City. That doesn’t mean that Snowbird only caters to expert skiers though. There’s plenty of more moderate beginner and intermediate terrain, and with an average snowfall of 500 inches per year, things tend to stay nice and soft, both on, and off the groomed trails. Snowbird’s 13 lifts, including the tram, and six high-speed quad chairs make it easy to get around the mountain and stack lap after lap, and its 3,200 feet of vertical mean those laps are nice and long.

Whether you’ve visited Snowbird to prove your mettle on its iconic terrain, or you’ve just taken a relaxing vacation there, you know there’s something special going on up in Little Cottonwood Canyon. James Niehues captured some of that magic in this hand-painted Snowbird ski map. It lays out the mountain in all of its glory, from Hidden Peak to Pine Valley, and diehard locals and visitors alike will appreciate its beauty.

 

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

 

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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.