Colorado Artist Paints All Those Ski Hill Maps
A Colorado painter is the one responsible for all those ski hill trail maps. Check out his story.
If you have ever skied or snowboarded chances are you have seen this Colorado man's artwork. It's his skill and talent that helps you traverse your way down a ski hill without getting lost.
72 year-old James Niehues has painted over 194 different ski hill trail maps. His works represent some of the most famous ski resorts in the country including Vail. His next job is one of biggest he's ever had. Painting the trails at Breckenridge Ski Resort. With five mountain peaks and over 187 trails and 34 lifts, it's no simple task, but James loves what he does.
James lives about an hour north of Denver and was profiled on the television show CBS Sunday Morning last weekend. Reporter Serena Altschul visited him while he visited AND skied the trails at Breckenridge.