Snowshoe Mountain Ski Map
Snowshoe Mountain Ski Map

Snowshoe Mountain Ski Area

When confronted with the reality of Snowshoe resort, most peoples’ reaction is along the lines of “West Virginia has skiing!?” And yes, yes it does. In fact, at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, West Virginia has pretty good skiing. The lake situated at the base of the mountain helps with snowfall, and Snowshoe averages around 180 inches of snow a year. Combined with a robust snow making system, Snowshoe is guaranteed to have plenty of terrain for any skier. With 37 trails and 7 lifts, Snowshoe has all the amenities you’d expect from a ski resort, just located in West Virginia.

James Niehues painted this Snowshoe ski map in 1998, and in it, he managed to capture not just the varied slopes and aspects of skiing at Snowshoe, but also its beautiful setting in the mountains above the lake. With 1,500’ of vertical drop and 100% of the mountain covered by snowmaking, Snowshoe offers a unique opportunity for Southern skiers to experience the magic of alpine skiing. So if you’ve ever made turns at Snowshoe, you’ll appreciate this hand-painted map of the ski area.

Snowshoe Mountain Ski Map

Snowshoe, West Virginia

Painted in 1998

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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Snowshoe Mountain Ski Area

When confronted with the reality of Snowshoe resort, most peoples’ reaction is along the lines of “West Virginia has skiing!?” And yes, yes it does. In fact, at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, West Virginia has pretty good skiing. The lake situated at the base of the mountain helps with snowfall, and Snowshoe averages around 180 inches of snow a year. Combined with a robust snow making system, Snowshoe is guaranteed to have plenty of terrain for any skier. With 37 trails and 7 lifts, Snowshoe has all the amenities you’d expect from a ski resort, just located in West Virginia.

James Niehues painted this Snowshoe ski map in 1998, and in it, he managed to capture not just the varied slopes and aspects of skiing at Snowshoe, but also its beautiful setting in the mountains above the lake. With 1,500’ of vertical drop and 100% of the mountain covered by snowmaking, Snowshoe offers a unique opportunity for Southern skiers to experience the magic of alpine skiing. So if you’ve ever made turns at Snowshoe, you’ll appreciate this hand-painted map of the ski area.

"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.