Whistler | Harmony Bowl | by James Niehues

Harmony Bowl at Whistler

It should come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever skied Whistler Blackcomb that it’s impossible to capture the entirety of Whistler skiing in a single trail map. There are simply too many slopes, too many peaks and aspects to depict so simply. So James Niehues painted supplemental maps, like this one of Harmony Bowl. Located off the back of Whistler, Harmony Bowl offers some of the best under-the-radar skiing in the area. It’s not the obvious first stop for most tourists, so good snow there stays preserved longer, and there are often untracked powder stashes to be found. And the terrain in Harmony Bowl is huge and varied, from long treed runs to wide-open bowls, and interesting cliffs and chutes.

When James Niehues painted this Harmony Bowl ski map in 1999, there’s no way he could have anticipated the surge in popularity skiing at Whistler was about to go through. But still, decades later, this timeless image captures one of the most special parts of this incredible mountain and is a great memento for anyone who loves skiing British Columbia’s most iconic resort.

Harmony Bowl Whistler Ski Map

Whistler | Harmony Bowl, British Columbia, Canada

Painted in 1999

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. 

 

Harmony Bowl at Whistler

It should come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever skied Whistler Blackcomb that it’s impossible to capture the entirety of Whistler skiing in a single trail map. There are simply too many slopes, too many peaks and aspects to depict so simply. So James Niehues painted supplemental maps, like this one of Harmony Bowl. Located off the back of Whistler, Harmony Bowl offers some of the best under-the-radar skiing in the area. It’s not the obvious first stop for most tourists, so good snow there stays preserved longer, and there are often untracked powder stashes to be found. And the terrain in Harmony Bowl is huge and varied, from long treed runs to wide-open bowls, and interesting cliffs and chutes.

When James Niehues painted this Harmony Bowl ski map in 1999, there’s no way he could have anticipated the surge in popularity skiing at Whistler was about to go through. But still, decades later, this timeless image captures one of the most special parts of this incredible mountain and is a great memento for anyone who loves skiing British Columbia’s most iconic resort.