Alyeska in Girdwood, Alaska

Painted in 2009

Location Girdwood, Alaska

Nearest major city Anchorage - 27 mi (43 km)

Coordinates 60.9705°N 149.0982°W

Vertical 2,500 ft (760 m) lift served; 3,200 ft (975 m) total

Top elevation 2,750 ft (840 m) lift served; 3,939 ft (1,200 m) (summit)

Base elevation 250 ft (80 m)

Skiable area 1,400 acres (5.7 km2)

Runs 73 - 11% easiest - 52% more difficult - 37% most difficult

Lift system 8 total - 1 tram - 2 high-speed quad chairs - 2 quad chairs (fixed-grip) - 1 double chairs (fixed-grip) - 2 magic carpets

Lift capacity 10,335 per hour

Snowfall 650 in (1,650 cm) - top 512 in (1,300 cm) - mid 208 in (530 cm) - base

Snowmaking 113 acres (0.46 km2)

Night skiing Thu–Sat (4–9 pm) nightly (late Dec to early Jan)


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.