Ski Trail Map Artist Kevin Mastin

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K. M. Mastin ski trail map artist.

The pioneers in this field are Hal Shelton, Bill C. Brown, and of course, the modern master:  James Nieheus. It’s interesting that, at 50 years old, I’m still a “rookie” in this field.

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Ski Trail Maps

I draw cartoons, create logos, design brochures and illustrate many other styles of artwork, but ski trail maps are probably my favorite projects.

Here are a few examples:

Breckenridge, Colorado Ski Trail Map

Everyone seems to know Breckenridge! This is, by far, my most popular trail map painting. Breckenridge is a very difficult mountain to illustrate without doing insets (which I don’t like), because:  1) Breckenridge is a huge ski area, and 2) it has many south- AND north- facing slopes. In order to see both slopes you need to get very high and look down onto the mountain (more like an airplane view) which exaggerates the elevation too much. I have found that the lower-angle views (from the valley floor) seem to work better in most people’s minds. You can buy a Breckenridge print in my online store. Here’s a link to to a demo on how I painted it.

Breckenridge Trail Map © Kevin Mastin

Breckenridge Trail Map © Kevin Mastin

 

Mount Southington, Connecticut Ski Trail Map

This small eastern ski area, turns 50 this year! If you are interested in hiring me to create a map for you, I highly encourage you to contact any of my past clients for references. Here’s a link to Mount Southington.

Mount Southington Connecticut Ski Trail Map

Mount Southington Connecticut Ski Trail Map

 

Suicide 6, Woodstock, Vermont Ski Trail Map

In some ways, smaller ski ares can be as challenging as larger ones. With larger ski areas I am painting clusters, pods and masses of trees and ridges. But, with smaller areas, such as this one, I am painting a very specific number of trees on a particular trail. I enjoy that level of detail; it really personalizes the mountain. Suicide 6 ski area and the Woodstock Inn and Resort.

Suicide 6 Vermont Ski Trail Map

Suicide 6 Vermont Ski Trail Map

 

Keystone Ski Trail Map

I admit that Keystone is my favorite. I know this mountain inside and out. I moved to Keystone from Leadville in 1983 and drew my first street map for the Keystone Ranch neighborhood in 1984. I’ve painted this mountain 3 different times due to new terrain changes and expansions.

Keystone Ski Trail Map

Keystone Ski Trail Map

 

Keystone Nordic Ski Trail Map

…and here is the accompanying Keystone Nordic Ski Trail Map.

Keystone Nordic Ski Trail Map

Keystone Nordic Ski Trail Map

 

Arapahoe Basin Ski Trail Map

Another of my favorites:  A-Basin Trail Map

Arapahoe Basin Ski Trail Map

Arapahoe Basin Ski Trail Map

 

Montezuma Bowl Ski Trail Map

…and the back side of Arapahoe Basin is the Montezuma Bowl Ski Trail Map.

Montezuma Bowl Ski Trail Map

Montezuma Bowl Ski Trail Map

 

Bear Valley California Ski Trail Map

Here’s a link to Bear Valley Ski Trail Map

Bear Valley Ski Trail Map

Bear Valley Ski Trail Map

 

Bear Valley Village Bowl Ski Trail Map

…and the back side of Bear Valley Village Bowl Ski Trail Map.

Bear Valley Village Bowl Ski Trail Map

Bear Valley Village Bowl Ski Trail Map

 

Ski Summit County, Regional Map

This is another of my most popular prints—an aerial view of all the ski areas in Summit County:  Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, plus Loveland Basin in Clear Creek County. “Ski the Summit” was a cooperative marketing endeavor with the then-independent-ski-areas and the Summit Chamber of Commerce. I painted this as way to show how the areas and towns linked together. Buy Ski Summit County Print here.

Ski Summit County Trail Map

Ski Summit County Trail Map

 

Over the past 30 years, I’ve drawn hundreds of maps for clients such as:  The United States Forest Service, Keystone Ski Resort, Summit County Chamber of Commerce, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Wisp, Bear Valley, California, Anne Springs Close Greenway and Springmaid Beach Resort and many, many more. Let me what you need and I’m sure I’ll have the right solution for your use and your budget.

 

 

©2014 Stray Horse Arts, Inc. Summit County, Colorado.
dba The Mastin Group and dba Stray Horse Press, Silverthorne and Leadville, Colorado.
30 years’ experience of Graphic Design in Summit County, Colorado. Printing, Ski Trail Map Design,
Custom Maps, Logo Design, Commercial Art, Painting, lllustration, Western Art and Fine Art.
Kevin M. Mastin, Commercial Artist and Graphic Designer.

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