Big Sky Sketch
Big Sky Ski Map, Big Sky, Montana
This print is of the pencil sketch from 2014 used to lay out the Big Sky map before painting.
Our custom black wooden frames feature a deep, squared profile to showcase Niehues’ timeless work. Frame width ranges from ⅞ to 1 ⅝ inches, dependent upon on print size, and features a non-glare acrylic front plus foamcore backing.
Big Sky Ski
Location: Big Sky, Madison County, Montana United States
Nearest city: Bozeman - 50 mi (80 km)
Coordinates: 45°15′0″N 111°25′0″W
Vertical: 4,350 ft (1,326 m)
Top elevation: 11,166 ft (3,403 m)
Base elevation: 6,800 ft (2,073 m) Lone Moose 7,500 ft (2,286 m) Mountain Village
Skiable area: 5,800 acres (2,347.2 ha) Runs 250+, 15% beginner, 25% intermediate , 60% advanced
Longest run: 6 miles (10 km)
Lift system: 36 lifts
"The 'Rembrandt of snow' has published a hefty coffee table book with a collection of nearly all of his hand-painted maps."
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.