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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.

 

 

©2015 Stray Horse Arts, Inc. Leadville, Colorado.
dba The Mastin Group and dba Stray Horse, Lake County, Colorado.
30 years’ experience of Graphic Design in Summit and Lake County, Colorado. Printing, Ski Trail Map Design,
Custom Maps, Logo Design, Commercial Art, Painting, lllustration, Western Art and Fine Art.

Kevin M. Mastin, Ski Trail Map Artist, Illustrator and Graphic Designer.

info@kevinmastin.com

Comments

  1. Chris says:

    Have you ever done a ski trail map painting of Sugarloaf Maine? Trying to find a good one incl. Brackett Basin, are you aware of any? Thanks.

  2. Hans Stedman says:

    Hi Kevin,
    I love looking at trail maps of ski areas, especially those that have been thoughtfully and artistically produced. I’ve always recognized maps done by James Niehues and have recently been noticing and appreciating your beautiful maps as the only ones that are truly as enjoyable to pore over as his. Trail maps of ski areas offer me hours of enjoyment and excitement, but at some level they also help me make a decision on where I want to ski. I’ve always thought it important that a ski area represent itself beautifully on the one representation they expect everyone to see.
    I’ve always wondered why Breckenridge and Copper Mountain (and to a slightly lesser extent, Vail and Beaver Creek) continue to use the same ugly, computer generated maps, especially considering the importance of having a beautiful map (if any other skiers and riders have the same mindset as I do). Before I found your website tonight, I didn’t realize any artist had ever even done a map of Breckenridge – and now I found your map above, which is also up to date. Why hasn’t Breckenridge Resort done the obvious and replaced their terrible current map with yours? Do you have any plans to do maps of the other resorts I mentioned?
    Thanks,
    Hans

    • kevinmastin says:

      Hans,
      Thanks for the kind words. I agree with you about the digital maps. Not only is the trail map important as a navigational tool, it is the “signature image” for most ski areas. Last year Copper Mountain talked to me about painting a new map for them, but they ultimately decided to continue down the digital route. My version of the Breckenridge map was commissioned by Breckenridge Grand Vacations as a marketing piece.

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