“I just don’t have enough words for it.” The Man Behind the Maps: Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues is now in its fourth printing. The 292-page hardcover contains more than 200 of Niehues’ hand-painted ski trail maps, and sells for $90 on Niehues’ website. He estimates that he’s painted trail maps for 75 percent of the resorts in North America, and a smattering on four other continents. Niehues became the “Monet of the mountain” and the “Norman Rockwell of ski resorts.”How about “Picasso of the Piste?” we asked. “Famous Artist School I think it was called.” Sixty years on, there’s no more famous or influential artist in the ski map world.