Perisher Ski Map

Perisher Ski Area

The Southern Hemisphere has great skiing, and Perisher is here to remind you of that fact. Located in the aptly named “Snowy Mountains” of Australia, Perisher is actually the largest ski resort south of the Equator with more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. Perisher earned that distinction by combining four smaller resorts,  Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Gutthega, and Blue Cow into one mega-resort. But Perisher doesn’t just rely on its size. They’ve also put a lot of resources behind developing resort infrastructure, with 47 lifts and an extensive snow-making system. Perisher is also home to an underground rack railway that makes getting to and from the slopes a breeze.

This painting from 1997 portrays a complete ski map of Perisher Resort. In classic James Niehues style, the artist carefully researched the mountain and surrounding landscape, studying reams of reference photos before he finally started sketching. The result is a stunning depiction of this gem of the Southern Hemisphere that's sure to be a conversation piece for skiing enthusiasts for years to come.

Perisher Ski Map

Perisher, Australia

Painted in 1997

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. 

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Perisher Ski Area

The Southern Hemisphere has great skiing, and Perisher is here to remind you of that fact. Located in the aptly named “Snowy Mountains” of Australia, Perisher is actually the largest ski resort south of the Equator with more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. Perisher earned that distinction by combining four smaller resorts,  Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Gutthega, and Blue Cow into one mega-resort. But Perisher doesn’t just rely on its size. They’ve also put a lot of resources behind developing resort infrastructure, with 47 lifts and an extensive snow-making system. Perisher is also home to an underground rack railway that makes getting to and from the slopes a breeze.

This painting from 1997 portrays a complete ski map of Perisher Resort. In classic James Niehues style, the artist carefully researched the mountain and surrounding landscape, studying reams of reference photos before he finally started sketching. The result is a stunning depiction of this gem of the Southern Hemisphere that's sure to be a conversation piece for skiing enthusiasts for years to come.

"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.