World-Renowned 'Snow Artist' Creates First Snow Design within North America in Banff National Park

March 02, 2015
by Banff Lake Louise Tourism 


Banff National Park’s vast, breathtaking landscape has become the natural canvas for notable ‘Snow Artist’ Simon Beck’s first-ever artistic adventure in North America.

Creating perfect, detailed geometrical designs using nothing more than a traditional compass, a map drawing and a pair of trusted snowshoes to make tracks in the snow, Beck is using his distinctive artistic talents and passion for orienteering to design a series of snow art drawings especially for Banff National Park - marking his debut visit to Canada. 
 
As an invited guest of Banff Lake Louise Tourism, Beck has taken his awe of seeing the Canadian Rockies for the very first time as inspiration to create unique snow designs for Canada’s first National Park.

Beck first accomplished a large-scale snowflake drawing which he carefully tracked out surrounded by dramatic mountain peaks on the majestic Peyto Lake, located along the iconic Icefields Parkway. Taking over six hours to stomp out in the snow, the beautiful snowflake design is the artist’s largest artwork to date at a sheer size of 450 metres from  tip to tip, and saw Beck continuing to tirelessly work under a starlit sky to complete the sketch.

Next, Beck went on to design a large Canadian Maple Leaf design at Sunshine Village ski resort. And then he stamped out a Howling Wolf design at Lake Louise Ski Resort.  
 
#MyBanff  / #Project Snow

Maple Leaf SnowArt at Sunshine Village Ski Resort in Banff National Park
Photo Credit: Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Justin Majezky



Howling Wolf SnowArt at Lake Louise Ski Resort in Banff National Park
Photo Credit: Chris Moseley

Lake Louise Ski Resort Howling Wolf Simon Beck SnowArt

Lake Louise Ski Resort Howling Wolf Simon Beck SnowArt

Snowflake SnowArt on Peyto Lake in Banff National Park

Photo Credit: Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Doug Urquhart

Simon Beck snowshoe art Peyto Lake Banff Ntl Park March 2015


Media Contact:
Kymberley Hill, Banff Lake Louise Tourism
1-403-762-0290
KHill@BanffLakeLouise.com



 

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