"The 'rembrandt of snow' has published a hefty coffee table book with a collection of nearly all of his hand-painted maps."
The Man Behind the Maps Video

In James' own words

Hear from James Niehues about the why this project is so important to him and how it came about.


About the book

Whether you have skied one area or have traveled the world, you have used James Niehues' maps.

This project was born out of Niehues' desire to chronicle his life's work. The book includes background on trail map making, Niehues' career and incredible impact on the industry, as well as nearly 200 ski resorts. Its full color, timeless design provides an art book that will look great in your home or your favorite ski cabin.

The Man Behind The Maps Book

Launched on Kickstarter

Initially a dream of James Niehues, this became a reality thanks to generous donations and overwhelming support from his fans. Launched in November of 2018, James Niehues: The Man Behind the Maps became the highest supported Art-Illustration project on Kickstarter. At the close of the campaign, over 5,000 people had supported the project, making it a reality.

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