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7 Amazing Images of Snow Art

In determining the perfect conditions for snow art, Beck generally waits once a week for a heavy snowfall with six days of fine, cold weather in between. This allows him to make two designs per week and get good photos, while going on to reuse the sites the following week.

What are Beck’s feelings on the warmer winters? “It’s annoying,” he says. “[Warmer temperatures] mean that the lakes become unsafe to walk on. So I have to use other sites that are not flat and prone to getting tracked by skiers, walkers and animals.”

Still, he sees climate change as an issue that will most affect resorts at lower altitudes. “Here in Les Arcs, there is enough high ground for climate change to shorten the season a few weeks,” he says. “But lower resorts will have to switch to other activities.”

All photos courtesy of Simon Beck

What’s next for Beck, who is pictured here in his snowshoes with Mount Pourri in Les Arcs in the background? He plans to continue his art further north where it is still “sensibly cold.”

“If conditions in Arctic Norway continue to look good, I shall go up there after the season has ended here for more art,” he says.

In 2013, Beck plans to employ some assistants and expand his snow art with visits to other French ski resorts. He may even put together a snow art tour.

Text by Katherine Butler

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12:50AM PST on Nov 30, 2014

Thank you!

12:27PM PDT on May 8, 2013

awe inspiring. wow

4:05PM PST on Mar 2, 2013

Talk about environmental art!

4:52AM PST on Feb 10, 2013

Beautiful work of art. Great imagination.

4:11PM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Beautiful.

3:47PM PST on Feb 1, 2013

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing the beauty!

7:12AM PST on Feb 1, 2013

Lovely. Thank you.

2:50AM PST on Feb 1, 2013

:-)

9:51AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Beautiful. Love snow.

5:41AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

cool!!! it would be inspiring to see his art in person or inside a gallery style book.

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