The Englishman got the idea after he bought a French ski resort, Les Arcs, back in 2004. In 2009, after creating the amazing shapes, some of them size of two to three soccer fields, Beck started seriously focusing on making and photographing his art.

The Englishman got the idea after he bought a French ski resort, Les Arcs, back in 2004. In 2009, after creating the amazing shapes, some of them size of two to three soccer fields, Beck started seriously focusing on making and photographing his art.

The 54-year-old began creating crop-circle like designs in the snow.

According to the website Urbanpeek, each snow design takes about 10 hours of walking in snowshoes and covers a massive distance on a frozen lake, about six soccer fields.

Most of the snow art is the size of two to three soccer fields.

A shape the size of one soccer field takes about three hours to make.

The snowshoe artist starts by drawing the design on paper.

But once those shoes get walking, all Beck uses to guide him is an orienteering compass and measuring tape.

The snow artist is inspired by the geometric shapes of crop circles, usually created in green meadows, not snowscapes.

Asked in an interview on his Facebook page what the locals of Les Arcs, France, think of his art, Beck responded, “They love it!”

Conditions for ideal snow art: 9 inches of soft snow and ice half a meter thick.

Beck has never traveled anywhere else to do snow art, but says on his Facebook page he’d like to: “I would like to do this in arctic Norway in the light of the Aurora.” According to the artist’s Facebook page, skills needed to make this kind of art: orienteering, physical stamina, accurate use of a compass and distance measurement by pace counting.

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Posted on Tuesday, 29 January
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