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Vail Ski Map

Vail Ski Area

Even folks who have never touched a pair of skis in their life still perk up when they hear mention of Vail. It might just be the ultimate Colorado ski hill. It’s big, it’s famous, and it gets a lot of press, all for very good reason. It’s got everything a skier needs, whether it's your first season riding chairlifts, or you’re a seasoned veteran. Vail’s skiable terrain spans well over five thousand acres and three-thousand vertical feet, so it’s easy to crush long laps top to bottom or spend your time lapping your favorite zone and getting to know it better. Vail has it all, and then some, from extreme terrain in the back bowls to wide-open groomers that the whole family will enjoy. And it’s conveniently located a quick trip from Denver.

Jame Niehues’ Vail ski map puts the entire Vail experience at your fingertips. You can trace your favorite runs and relive memorable lift rides. Niehues painted the original map in 1988, but at that time Vail was already a leader among ski resorts, redefining what an inclusive ski experience should look like. This painting brings a little of that experience to the comfort of your own home.

 

Location: White River National Forest Eagle County, Colorado, U.S.

Nearest city: Vail

Coordinates: 39.639°N 106.374°W

Vertical: 3,450 feet (1,050 m)

Top elevation: 11,570 ft (3,527 m)

Base elevation: 8,120 feet (2,470 m)

Skiable area: 5,289 acres (21.40 km2)

Runs: 193 total, 18% beginner, 29% intermediate, 53% advanced

Longest run: Riva Ridge 4 miles (6.5 km)

Lift system: 31 total 2 Gondolas (12- and 10-person), 3 high-speed six-pack chairs, 14 high-speed quad chairs, 2 fixed-grip quad chair, 3 fixed-grip triple chairs, 9 surface lifts

Terrain parks: 2, 1 Super-Pipe

Snowfall: 370 in (940 cm)

Vail Ski Map

Vail Ski Map, Vail, Colorado

Painted in 1988

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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Vail Ski Area

Even folks who have never touched a pair of skis in their life still perk up when they hear mention of Vail. It might just be the ultimate Colorado ski hill. It’s big, it’s famous, and it gets a lot of press, all for very good reason. It’s got everything a skier needs, whether it's your first season riding chairlifts, or you’re a seasoned veteran. Vail’s skiable terrain spans well over five thousand acres and three-thousand vertical feet, so it’s easy to crush long laps top to bottom or spend your time lapping your favorite zone and getting to know it better. Vail has it all, and then some, from extreme terrain in the back bowls to wide-open groomers that the whole family will enjoy. And it’s conveniently located a quick trip from Denver.

Jame Niehues’ Vail ski map puts the entire Vail experience at your fingertips. You can trace your favorite runs and relive memorable lift rides. Niehues painted the original map in 1988, but at that time Vail was already a leader among ski resorts, redefining what an inclusive ski experience should look like. This painting brings a little of that experience to the comfort of your own home.

 

Location: White River National Forest Eagle County, Colorado, U.S.

Nearest city: Vail

Coordinates: 39.639°N 106.374°W

Vertical: 3,450 feet (1,050 m)

Top elevation: 11,570 ft (3,527 m)

Base elevation: 8,120 feet (2,470 m)

Skiable area: 5,289 acres (21.40 km2)

Runs: 193 total, 18% beginner, 29% intermediate, 53% advanced

Longest run: Riva Ridge 4 miles (6.5 km)

Lift system: 31 total 2 Gondolas (12- and 10-person), 3 high-speed six-pack chairs, 14 high-speed quad chairs, 2 fixed-grip quad chair, 3 fixed-grip triple chairs, 9 surface lifts

Terrain parks: 2, 1 Super-Pipe

Snowfall: 370 in (940 cm)

"The 'Rembrandt of snow' has published a hefty coffee table book with a collection of nearly all of his hand-painted maps."




Timeless art for your home

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.