Over 200 Ski Trail Maps
One Legendary Artist

The Man Behind The Maps: Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues

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292 page hardcover coffee table book
Italian art-quality printing
Lay-flat binding
Heavier weight matte coated paper

THE MAN BEHIND THE MAPS

Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues

Featuring over 200 ski resort trail maps hand-painted by one legendary artist, this beautiful 292-page hardcover coffee table book is the first and definitive compilation of the art created by James Niehues during his 30-year career.

"REMBRANDT OF THE SKI TRAIL ‘INTERPRETS’ THE MOUNTAINSIDE

world’s most iconic ski areas

Eight geographically themed chapters form the heart of the book, offering you full-page images of the world’s most iconic ski areas including Alta, Arapahoe Basin, Aspen, Breckenridge, Big Sky, Deer Valley, Heavenly, Jackson Hole, Jay Peak, Killington, Kirkwood, Lake Louise, Mammoth, Mont Tremblant, Mt. Bachelor, Park City, Revelstoke, Snowbird, Squaw Valley, Stowe, Sugarloaf, Sun Valley, Taos, Telluride, Whistler Blackcomb and other renowned resort

A STEP-BY-STEP MAPMAKING PROCESS

In engaging narrative that complements the maps, Niehues reveals his exacting technique, which demands up to six weeks to complete
a single painting. He then walks you through the step-by-step process for mapping Breckenridge, sharing everything from aerial photographs, to numerous pencil sketches, to in-progress builds, to the final trail map illustration. The magic of the finished product is captured in both a foreword by pioneering big-mountain skier Chris Davenport and the perspectives of other ski industry insider.

THE MAN BEHIND THE MAPS

The book is 11.5” tall and opens to a spread of 24” wide, the perfect size to showcase the biggest ski mountains in the world. Each copy is individually shrink-wrapped and shipped in a custom box.

MADE BY SKIERS FOR SKIERS

Niehues, along with three fans, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to publish his dream book. The campaign exceeded its goal by 7,000 percent and became the No.1 Art-Illustration kickstarter campaign of all time.