This Ski Painting from Morzine and Les Gets is one of my favourites with lots of colour and a great perspective which really draws you into the painting. You can but this painting as a ski print or ski poster from the ski print site https://petecaswell.co.uk/wp2/ski-prints/ . This print is from the Portes Du Soleil ski area in-between Les Gets and Morzine and below Avoriaz.
Ski Prints and Ski Posters of Pete Caswell’s famous Ski Paintings from your favourite resorts around the world are now available with local shipping wherever you are. See the Ski Prints page https://petecaswell.co.uk/wp2/ski-prints/ We are currently developing a new Ski Print and Ski Poster site based with a UK printer www.skiprints.co.uk predominently for our Uk customers with Free UK / Europe Shipping.
You can still use the International Print site which also acts as a Back Catalogue of all the Ski Prints ever made from Pete’s Ski Paintings and has a few more options.
The International Ski Print site will ship locally from wherever you live. So if you live in the UK / Europe it will ship from the UK or Europe and if you live in the USA it will ship from the USA.
If you order from the USA then all prints will ship from the USA. If you live outside the USA then please read the shipping information below.
Shipping on International Print Site If you are ordering from the UK and Europe please just order either canvas prints or unframed prints. If you order a Framed print, currently the 2nd & 3rd one in the list of Frames (EXL2 EXL3) only ship from the USA. All the other frames ship from Europe which is ok. You can check where the order is shipping from in the final checkout where there is a flag next to each item and the shipping cost. Do check the flags at checkout as the frames shipping do change. If you live in the USA everything ships from the USA so no problems for USA clients. Go to the International Print Site which is operated by Fine Art America
I have been busy painting all the most popular ski resorts from France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland and now we are slowly touring the USA taking in a few more ski resorts each season.
My Ski Paintings feature in The Ski Journal. Epic is the word, a great feature in the most renowned ski mag you can find. Couldn’t be more pleased when the editor of the Ski journal contacted me for a feature on my ski art in this most renowned ski mag based pretty much on the doorstep of some of my favourite ski haunts which I am revisiting after a long absence.
Ski Posters are one of the cheapest ways to buy one of Pete Caswell’s famous ski paintings as a print. Take a look at the ski posters here designed to look like some of the old style Vintage Ski Posters.
These posters have a white border so it is not necessary to frame them and they can be put straight on the wall to add a stylish reminder of The Alps in Winter.
Here are all the different resorts you can get ski prints for. Most of the popular European resorts are included.
Vintage Ski Posters collection were so popular last year that I have created a special section on the print site where I have selected the best ski and snowboard prints and created posters from them in the style of the vintage ski posters. You can buy them on Pete Caswell’s Prints and Posters site Vintage Ski Posters For Sale
Pete Caswell is an international artist who specialises in painting all the ski resorts around the globe and his work is collected worldwide. You should be able to find your favourite resorts amongst his collection of ski paintings for sale and the collection of Ski Prints listed by resort
Do you want a new vintage ski poster? Check out the skiing and snowboarding prints by Pete Caswell made in posters to replace your old vintage ski posters. All Pete’s prints are catagorised by your favourite ski resorts.
First select your favourite ski resort. Then choose your favourite ski image and then select Wall Art on the right, then select from the bottom of the list posters and order the size poster you wish. These posters are full or colour and life and will add a touch of spirit to the wall.
The vintage ski posters are now so popular that I have created a special section on the print site with some of the best ski prints in the style of the vintage ski posters at Vintage Ski Posters
There are also some amazing close up images of the skiing paintings which show you all the amazing textures and details in some of the paintings. https://pete-caswell.pixels.com/collections/close+up+and+abstract+skiers+snowboarders+and+mountains
Ski resorts you can buy as vintage posters are Tignes, Val d’isere, Verbier, Nendaz, Meribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets, Chamonix, Megeve, Samoens, Zermatt, Wengen, St Moritz, Davos, Les Arcs, La Plagne.
Focus on Tignes & Val d’Isere this week. 2 new super big paintings from Toviere and Col Du Palet. There are a couple of more recent ones from Val D’Isere and Grande Motte among some older favourites.
This has to be one of my favourite ski areas of all time. The big draw is the Grande Motte glacier, not just for so many great memories but I think this is one of the most epic glaciers in the Alps. Its big, high and attracts powder like a magnet. Lots of room to play about and a great piste Leisse off the back which seems to hang onto deep powder and keep a pocket hidden away ready for me. And all this excitement without even going to any off piste options.
Its probably not the fact that this is an amazing glacier that really gets me desperate to go back again and again, but I love stopping for coffee at the top of the Funicular especially during a heavy blizzard when it seems like you are the only skier left on planet earth, even though I mostly Board at Tignes. This just feels like such an amazing place to sit, chill and contemplate a beautiful coffee, but French Standards anyway.
Then add this to my favourite cafe in Val d’Isere, the Sun Bar which sits at the bottom of the Face de Bellavarde. Love to sit here after a hair raising descent with little to no grip on a blunt board picking my way down through the rare grippy patch on a well worn Face. Its just feels right to sit here and watch the world go by. No scary French waiters to deal with either makes this super relaxing.
Next up to the furthest reach and sit above the Olympique cable car for a spot of lunch before heading all the way back again, magic.
Tignes, Val d’Isere skiing and snowboarding paintings https://petecaswell.co.uk/wp2/product-tag/tignes/
Prints from Tignes and Val d’Isere https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/pete-caswell.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=585634
Love to Tignes and see you next season. Or maybe I should squeeze a crafty summer ski in. I am so tempted especially as the apartment prices are close to zero in the summer.
Ready for summer check out the latest sunset paintings https://petecaswell.co.uk/wp2/product-category/sunset-paintings/
and sunset prints https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/pete-caswell.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=495527
See the full list of paintings on the Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/petecaswellpaintings/
This ski season I took the first visit for many years returning to the Portes Du Soleil ski area. I had forgotten how beautiful this ski are is and the huge variety of tree line skiing.
I normally gravitate towards resorts with higher peaks and glaciers, so much so that I had forgotten about the pleasures of this extensive ski area with such a wonderful variety of terrain and so many great restaurants tucked away in wonderful little valleys.
Skiing Prints from Portes Du Soleil, Les Gets, Morzine and Avoriaz http://pete-caswell.pixels.com/collections/morzine+avoriaz+les+gets
My favourite resort in this ski area was probably Morzine for its great character and variety of restaurants in such a beautiful valley. I actually stayed up in Avoriaz, as I do insist where possible in placing my feet straight onto the piste as soon as I step outside the hotel door. Its a luxury which if it is there I must have it. No buses, no cars for me, if I can just ski straight from the door then I am in heaven.
I developed a bit of a soft spot during my stay for my favourite restaurant which was O’Padcha just on the Swiss French border. Being a bit tight with my lunch budget, I normally steer clear of Switzerland when there are cheaper French alternatives, but I loved this place. Tea in a tea pot (Message to the French, this is how you do it learn here) no more half filled cups of luke warm water barely covering the tea bag. Excellent food and service, smiling happy and fun staff, could it get any better. Then there is the view and located right next to my favourite piste.
I love a bit of a challenge and this ski area seemed a bit lacking so this lovely ungroomed slope The Swiss Wall proved a lot of fun and then the wonderful and stunning Les Crosets Valley lay before you as a reward – perfect. You know what warmed my heart further about this place was also rather silly. My mind mentally inked this restaurant with the Pacha club in Ibiza and reminded me of my favourite Cafe Del Mar music also from Ibiza where I spent a great week the previous year. What a silly mind I have. But then at O’Padcha, when they sparked up the DJ later in the afternoon playing just the sort of music you might get at a cool bar in Ibiza I was made, sun, snow, mountains and sunsets next to the ocean (a frozen one in this case).
Original Ski Paintings from Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets https://petecaswell.co.uk/wp2/product-tag/morzine/
All Ski Paintings https://petecaswell.co.uk/wp2/ski-snowboard-paintings/
With Ibiza vibes, super food and still tea left in my tea pot, my day just couldn’t really improve, but this beautiful area gave us its blessing from the Powder Gods and dumped a good 1 meter plus of fresh snow to enjoy some incredible off piste and get early tracks down the Swiss Wall. The only down side was we ended up driving t the resort during the first part of the heavy snow fall which lead to a very interesting drive, made marginally more fun by the snow tires on our Swiss hired car, no more skating on rock solid frozen UK rubber, I had the real deal, but sadly only marginally more grip and much to my fingers frozen displeasure had to park in a nearby drift and chain up on the final leg of the ascent – so disappointing. All that effort of keeping going with marginal grip laid to waste at the final hurdle.
I have put a couple of the early sketches from this ski area up on this blog. They are pretty small so don’t get to carried away. Larger paintings of Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Crostes and Les gets and others are all under way
The Portes Du Soleil Ski area was far bigger than I expected and all the amazing loops possible around the area far exceeded my expectations and with fresh snow they were all in excellent condition. The resorts linked included Morzine, Chatel,Morgins, Champoussin, Les Crosets, Champery-Avoriaz,Chate, Les Gets.
Just got back from a painting trip to St Anton so expect to see some new paintings in the New Year from this stunning area.
There are some key areas which I will be focusing on inducing Valluga & Schindler chair and off piste sections. Early season was a bit short on snow but the resort did a great job on the pistes and it was wonderfully quiet which is a treat for St Anton with glorious sun for the whole week.
Normally I would have been desperately mourning the lack of powder and off piste which fortune usually showers on our trips. But a bit of warm sun provided a welcome rest from a busy painting season pre Christmas with double the number of paintings and prints sold compared to last year.
The lack of powder for my paintings was particularly fortuitous as it meant I had plenty of time to paint and photograph. A huge dump of powder usually means its curtains for any work as I turn into a powder addict unable to leave the stuff alone.
Have to say despite the risk of low snow levels I still love my early season ski. And sometimes you win the lottery and get a huge dump of fresh snow and sunshine all to your very own self.
These are all last season’s paintings from St Anton including the small square sketches
Enjoy the snow, looks like some at least is on the way.