Upon arriving at any mountain, skiers young and old share the same childlike gaze as they look over the area’s trail map with excitement and wonder.
Over the course of his 3 decade plus career, James Niehues has inspired millions of skiers and riders to explore their own boundaries within the ski area through his art. In order to compliment those memories along with the evolution of his own work, Niehues is now crowdfunding a coffee table book.
“If you are a skier, you’ve likely used one of my maps. After painting nearly 200 ski resorts, I’m excited to announce I am publishing a book. It has been a lifelong dream and I can’t wait to share it with you, but first I need your help. Please support me on Kickstarter!” – James Niehues
The book is a sure-fire way to send your loved one’s stoke level through the roof this holiday season. Consider funding the cause and getting the ultimate gift in the process (*final deliveries won’t be made till sometime this upcoming summer).
Support the cause on Kickstarter: James Niehues – The Man Behind the Map
About The Project:
The project was born out of Jim’s desire to have a definitive catalog of his work and every skier and snowboarder’s desire to remember their great ski days. Whether you have skied one area for your whole life or have travelled the world, you have used Jim’s maps.
The coffee table book is the definitive guide to Jim’s work. The book includes background on trail map making, Jim’s career, Jim’s impact on the industry, and nearly 200 ski resorts – the full catalog of Jim’s work. Its full color, timeless design provides an art book that will look great at your home or your favorite ski cabin.
Big Sky, MT:
Copper Mountain, CO:
Whistler Blackcomb, BC:
Sunday River, ME:
Sketching the Slopes: The Artist Behind Ski Trail Maps: