At a glance you might think these awesome patterns in the snow were created by aliens impatient for the end of winter (so they can make more crop circles), but they were actually made by one man, Simon Beck.

"Since 2004 England-based Simon Beck has strapped on a pair of snowshoes and lumbered out into the the freshly fallen snow at the Les Arcs ski resort in France to trample out his distinctly geometric patterns, footprint by footprint. Each work takes the 54-year-old artist anywhere between 6 hours and two days to complete, an impressive physical feat aided from years of competitive orienteering.”

Check out more of Simon’s work over on Facebook.

[via Colossal]