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Bear Mountain Ski Resort in Big Bear Lake, California

Painted in 1988

When one thinks of outdoor recreation in Southern California, surfing or sailing often come to mind. But, thanks to Bear Mountain, there’s also plenty of skiing and snowboarding to be done. Located just over two hours from Los Angeles, Bear Mountain features Southern California’s highest lift-served peak and something for every skier. With 1,600 feet of vert, 62 runs, and 12 lifts, Bear Mountain has everything you’d expect from an established resort, and then some. While Bear has plenty of traditional ski terrain, its crown jewel is its terrain parks. Instead of just having designated park areas, Bear designates 85% of its terrain as “freestyle.” That means that there are jumps, rails, boxes, and half pipes littered around the mountain. And it’s all set up in a way that makes it easy to progress from safe, easy features to more intimidating and challenging options.

Timeless art for your home

Each piece is printed using the highest-quality materials and printing methods:

  • Paper type: 100% acid-free FSC-certified archival paper
  • Paper thickness: 230gsm
  • Printing: Canon 12 color giclee printing

Finishing touches


Our custom black wooden print frames feature a deep, squared profile to showcase Niehues’ timeless work. Frames feature a EV filtering non-glare acrylic front plus acid-free foamcore backing.


  • All prints: 1-1/4" inches wide, 13/16" deep

Available as a large size gallery canvas. Each canvas is hand stretched over an internal frame and comes ready to hang with a pre-installed hanging wire.


The legendary 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.