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Squaw Valley Palisades Ski Map

 

Squaw Valley / Palisades Ski Area

If Palisades, formerly known as Squaw Valley, isn’t the birthplace of showboating, flashy, “Hollywood style” extreme skiing, it’s at least had an outsized impact on the genre. A hundred professional skiing careers have been born on these slopes, and tens of thousands more have had their “best day ever” making turns on this mountain. Now named Palisades at Tahoe, the resort is home to some of the most iconic terrain on the west coast, and this ski map captures it all. From KT-22 to the Eagle’s Nest, every detail of the mountain was captured in loving brush strokes by James Niehues in 2008.

So whether you learned to ski in the shadow of Squaw Valley, or you just fell even deeper in love with skiing on a visit, this map captures the mountain in all of its glory. Niehues captured all 4,000 acres of Squaw Valley in his signature combination of water-soluble airbrush work and minute brush strokes to capture not just every tree, but every tree’s shadow. So next time you’re craving a bluebird pow day at Palisades, you can have the next best thing, a Squaw Valley ski map of the mountain that manages to capture both its terrain and a little bit of its soul as well.

 

Location: Squaw Peak Placer County, California

Nearest city: Truckee, California Reno, Nevada

Coordinates: 39.196°N 120.235°W

Vertical: 2,850 ft (870 m)

Top elevation: 9,050 ft (2,760 m)

Base elevation: 6,200 ft (1,890 m)

Skiable area: 4,000 acres (16.2 km2)

Runs: 177+, 15% easiest, 35% more difficult, 50% most difficult

Longest run: 3.2 miles (5.1 km) Mountain Run

Lift system: 30 Lift capacity 58,000 per hour

Terrain parks: 3

Snowfall: 450 in (1,140 cm)

Squaw Valley Palisades Ski Map

Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California

Painted in 2008

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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Squaw Valley / Palisades Ski Area

If Palisades, formerly known as Squaw Valley, isn’t the birthplace of showboating, flashy, “Hollywood style” extreme skiing, it’s at least had an outsized impact on the genre. A hundred professional skiing careers have been born on these slopes, and tens of thousands more have had their “best day ever” making turns on this mountain. Now named Palisades at Tahoe, the resort is home to some of the most iconic terrain on the west coast, and this ski map captures it all. From KT-22 to the Eagle’s Nest, every detail of the mountain was captured in loving brush strokes by James Niehues in 2008.

So whether you learned to ski in the shadow of Squaw Valley, or you just fell even deeper in love with skiing on a visit, this map captures the mountain in all of its glory. Niehues captured all 4,000 acres of Squaw Valley in his signature combination of water-soluble airbrush work and minute brush strokes to capture not just every tree, but every tree’s shadow. So next time you’re craving a bluebird pow day at Palisades, you can have the next best thing, a Squaw Valley ski map of the mountain that manages to capture both its terrain and a little bit of its soul as well.

 

Location: Squaw Peak Placer County, California

Nearest city: Truckee, California Reno, Nevada

Coordinates: 39.196°N 120.235°W

Vertical: 2,850 ft (870 m)

Top elevation: 9,050 ft (2,760 m)

Base elevation: 6,200 ft (1,890 m)

Skiable area: 4,000 acres (16.2 km2)

Runs: 177+, 15% easiest, 35% more difficult, 50% most difficult

Longest run: 3.2 miles (5.1 km) Mountain Run

Lift system: 30 Lift capacity 58,000 per hour

Terrain parks: 3

Snowfall: 450 in (1,140 cm)

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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.