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Alta Ski Area Sketch
Alta Ski Area Sketch

Alta Ski Area Sketch

Alta Ski Area in Alta, Utah

Painted in 1991 (shown here).  Repainted in 2015.


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.


Alta Ski Area

Location: Alta, Utah, U.S.

Nearest city: Sandy, Utah, U.S.

Coordinates: 40°34′51″N 111°38′14″WC

Vertical: 2,538 ft (774 m)

Top elevation: 11,068 ft (3,374 m)

Base elevation: 8,530 ft (2,600 m)

Skiable area: 2,614 acres (10.58 km2)

Runs: 116+ total , 15% easiest, 30% more difficult , 55% most difficult

Lift system: 6 chairlifts - 3 hi-speed quads - 1 hi speed triple - 2 fixed doubles 5 surface tows.

Terrain: parks 0

Snowfall: 545 in

"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.