Simon Beck is an English artist who create stunning large scale murals of geometric patterns that span acres of snow. Beck creates these by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints.

These pieces of art take careful planning and an uncountable amount of miles walked. Simon Beck says that he covers an area of 1.3 hectares in a day and only stops due to tiredness, (we wouldn’t blame him!) but would otherwise keep going through the night.

Beck has an incredible ability to keep track of the steps he has taken and where all the next ones are supposed to be. This might have been aided by Beck’s skill of creating orienteering maps, which he no longer pursues.

Beck spent ours outdoors in order to create his maps, but how did he come up with this idea?

“It started as a little fun after skiing one evening. Back in 2004 I was still taking orienteering seriously and used to train in the forests in the valley or hike up the Aiguille Rouge, the mountain above Arc2000 after the lifts closed in the evening. One day I couldn’t be bothered but wanted a little exercise, and I got my Silva type 54 compass I use for surveying orienteering maps and went onto the little snow covered lake outside the building I live in, plotted 5 points in a pentangle; and joined them up to make a star. I then filled in the 15 triangles that resulted and later added some circles and the result was impressive especially as there is a nearby chair lift that gives a bird eye view of the lake. When fresh snowfall covered the design I did another more complicated design.” – Beck explained.

The finished pieces are beautiful, set against the back drop of snow topped mountains and massive expanses of untouched land, the pieces seem to belong and it’s sad to think that they cannot remain permanent fixtures in the places he see’s fit to leave them.

Below are some of the incredible pieces of Simon Beck’s work.



The dragon made for Baslev's movie DRAKONY, in Siberia (Yakutsk) in October 2015 / Via Facebook: Simon Beck's Snow Art

The dragon made for Baslev’s movie DRAKONY, in Siberia (Yakutsk) in October 2015 / Via Facebook: Simon Beck’s Snow Art

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Zooming in on the sunset bowl from the summit of the Aiguille Grive/ Via Facebook: Simon Beck’s Snow Art

Lac Marlou at Arc2000 in 2015 / Via Facebook: Simon Becks Snow Art

Lac Marlou at Arc2000 in 2015 / Via Facebook: Simon Becks Snow Art

Lac Marlou at Arc2000 in 2015 / Via Facebook: Simon Becks Snow Art

Lac Marlou at Arc2000 in 2015 / Via Facebook: Simon Becks Snow Art

Not only has he created amazing snow art covering acres, he’s also created some fantastic pieces of snow art.

The 2nd drwg at Muriwai, New Zealand / Via Facebook: Simon Beck's Snow Art

The 2nd drwg at Muriwai, New Zealand / Via Facebook: Simon Beck’s Snow Art

If you would like to see more of Simon Beck’s work, he updates his Facebook page regularly, and he also has a website which sells his book, featuring all of his best work.

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