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"The 'Rembrandt of Snow'"

Over 200 Five Star Reviews

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

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

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


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.

Over 200 Ski Trail Maps
One Legendary Artist

The Man Behind The Maps: Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues

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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.


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.