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Northstar in Truckee, California

Painted in 2000

Northstar is a behemoth of a mountain located near Truckee California on the shores of Lake Tahoe. It’s big, bold, and beautiful. Mount Pluto, which Northstar resides on, is a dormant volcano that helped shape the Lake Tahoe Basin. Just based on size alone, Northstar stands out, with a hundred named runs and almost 3,200 skiable acres. But Northstar doesn’t just rely on its size as a draw. It also has some of the best resort accommodations and extras in the Tahoe region. And they’ve developed on-mountain amenities as well, with seven world-class terrain parks, and a huge snowmaking system that ensures a great base to the snowpack. If you like smashing out lap after lap in the sun, Northstar is the place for you.

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.