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Whistler Blackcomb Ski Map
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Map

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Area

When James Niehues first painted Whistler Blackcomb in 1998, the resort was well on its way to becoming one of the most iconic ski destinations in North America. And Niehues’ map helped shape the mountain’s image for decades to come. This print illustrates both Whistler and Blackcomb peaks in all their glory, including ski runs, glaciers, and surrounding mountains. A big part of what makes skiing at Whistler Blackcomb so unique is its twin peaks. Both Whistler and Blackomb rise over 7,000’ above sea level, with 5,000 vertical feet of skiable terrain. That makes for long runs and lots of variety. From open, untracked glacier laps, to tight chutes, couloirs, and big cliffs, all the way down to perfectly gladed tree skiing and pillow lines, this mountain has something for every skier and snowboarder.

Niehues’ original painting of the Whistler Blackcomb ski map was a labor of love. He studied the mountain in-depth, taking his own aerial photographs to use as reference, before sketching out the entire mountain and then painstakingly painting every run, and more than that, every tree between runs. This Whistler Blackcomb trail map captures the essence of what makes skiing and snowboarding in the sea-to-sky corridor so special and is the perfect visual companion to the memories you’ve made there.

 

Coordinates: 50°06′30″N 122°56′33″W

Vertical: Whistler: 1,530 m (5,020 ft) Blackcomb: 1,565 m (5,133 ft)

Top Elevation: Whistler: 2,182 m (7,160 ft) Blackcomb: 2,436 m (7,992 ft)

Base elevation: Creekside: 653 m (2,140 ft) Village: 675 m (2,214 ft)

Ski able area: Whistler: 4,757 acres (1,925 ha) Blackcomb: 3,414 acres (1,382 ha)

Runs: 200, 35 – Easiest,110 – More Difficult, 35 – Most Difficult, 20 – Expert

Longest run: Peak To Creek (Whistler), Green Road (Blackcomb): Both are 11 km (6.8 mi)

Snowfall: 10.22 m/year (402 in.)

Snow making: Whistler: 215 acres, (87 hectares), 4.5%, Blackcomb: 350 acres, (142 hectares), 10.3%

 

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Map

Whistler Blackcomb painted in 1998

Whistler Blackcomb in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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. 

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Area

When James Niehues first painted Whistler Blackcomb in 1998, the resort was well on its way to becoming one of the most iconic ski destinations in North America. And Niehues’ map helped shape the mountain’s image for decades to come. This print illustrates both Whistler and Blackcomb peaks in all their glory, including ski runs, glaciers, and surrounding mountains. A big part of what makes skiing at Whistler Blackcomb so unique is its twin peaks. Both Whistler and Blackomb rise over 7,000’ above sea level, with 5,000 vertical feet of skiable terrain. That makes for long runs and lots of variety. From open, untracked glacier laps, to tight chutes, couloirs, and big cliffs, all the way down to perfectly gladed tree skiing and pillow lines, this mountain has something for every skier and snowboarder.

Niehues’ original painting of the Whistler Blackcomb ski map was a labor of love. He studied the mountain in-depth, taking his own aerial photographs to use as reference, before sketching out the entire mountain and then painstakingly painting every run, and more than that, every tree between runs. This Whistler Blackcomb trail map captures the essence of what makes skiing and snowboarding in the sea-to-sky corridor so special and is the perfect visual companion to the memories you’ve made there.

 

Coordinates: 50°06′30″N 122°56′33″W

Vertical: Whistler: 1,530 m (5,020 ft) Blackcomb: 1,565 m (5,133 ft)

Top Elevation: Whistler: 2,182 m (7,160 ft) Blackcomb: 2,436 m (7,992 ft)

Base elevation: Creekside: 653 m (2,140 ft) Village: 675 m (2,214 ft)

Ski able area: Whistler: 4,757 acres (1,925 ha) Blackcomb: 3,414 acres (1,382 ha)

Runs: 200, 35 – Easiest,110 – More Difficult, 35 – Most Difficult, 20 – Expert

Longest run: Peak To Creek (Whistler), Green Road (Blackcomb): Both are 11 km (6.8 mi)

Snowfall: 10.22 m/year (402 in.)

Snow making: Whistler: 215 acres, (87 hectares), 4.5%, Blackcomb: 350 acres, (142 hectares), 10.3%

 

"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.