Open Road Ski Company

Plan less, travel more.

Open Road Ski Company is an independent outdoor media and publishing company.

We are honored to have worked with James Niehues to publish his first book The Man Behind The Maps: Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues. Niehues has extensively researched, photographed, sketched and hand-painted over 200 different ski trail maps for the most iconic mountains around the world.

There is a reason all trail maps have a familiar look and feel, it is because of Jim. The scope and the depth of his catalog are impressive and awe inspiring. Each work of art can take up to three months to produce.

He is one of the most widely viewed artists of the 21st Century.