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Snowshoe artist Simon Beck leaves his mark on Banff

Internationally-acclaimed snow artist Simon Beck, made his first trip to Canada in February to make his mark (albeit a temporary one) in Banff National Park.

Simon Beck creates art using nothing more than a compass, a map drawing and a pair of snowshoes

(Video: Banff Lake Louise Tourism)

CBC News Calgary

6 years ago
2:25
Fascinating, high-definition footage provided by Banff Lake Louise Tourism. Internationally-acclaimed snow artist Simon Beck was captured over many, many hours as he made Banff National Park his latest winter canvas. 2:25

It may be warming up outside but this video will still give you the chills.

Internationally-acclaimed snow artist Simon Beck, made his first trip to Canada in February to make his mark (albeit a temporary one) in Banff National Park.

Beck creates detailed geometric designs using nothing more than a compass, a map drawing and a pair of snowshoes. He plans his steps through the snowy mountain canvas carefully.

Between Feb. 21 and Feb. 27, Beck created a howling wolf design at Lake Louise Ski Resort, a maple leaf at Sunshine Village, and his largest drawing to date — a snowflake at Peyto Lake — a 450-metre piece that took over six hours to stomp out.

The video was presented by The Upthink Lab. 

"#Project show tells the visual story of Beck's magnificent imprints on the pristine, mountainous landscape of Banff National Park — his latest winter canvas," said The Upthink Lab in a release.

For more of Beck's art, visit his Facebook page 

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