Not just a snow slide, or snow sculpture, but more of a snow crop circle. That’s what Simon Beck makes.
Located in the French Alps, he makes these amazing snow crop circles by hand (or foot rather) because he walks around in snow shoes to make the patterns. According to him they take anywhere from 3 hours to over 15, and spread out over multiple days.
That’s some dedication to work there, and trust in the weather.
I think that one might be my favorite, look at the detail on the edges, with the fractal, very Escheresque.
He tried to go for a 3-D effect here, I think he pulled it off pretty well, wouldn’t you?
I would call that the most Crop Circle like of them all.
Those were my favorites, I’m sure there are more
that he’s done in the time since I wrote this, but I like those best, and I’m far to lazy to save this, and post it when actually intend to publish it. But it’s not winter anymore (at time of writing), which is why I’m writing it now, and going to keep it until winter before I publish it. I do that sometimes, deal with it.