Snowbird in Snowbird, Utah
Painted in 2006
Snowbird Ski Area
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
"The 'Rembrandt of snow' has published a hefty coffee table book with a collection of nearly all of his hand-painted maps."
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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.