Sky Atlantic sets White Walker loose in Game of Thrones art attack
The hype’s been building for the latest season of Game of Thrones (the one without a finished novel to base it on), and although this side of the planet is now well and truly over the cold and the snow, it seems like “Winter is Coming”. To celebrate the show’s return on Monday 25th April, Sky Atlantic has released its very own White Walker, international snow artist Simon Beck, to create the largest snow tribute to Game of Thrones on Earth.
Walking all day and all night, through 32.5 kilometres of heavy Alpine snow, with just a compass as his guide, snow artist Beck’s footsteps emblazoned the sigil of the show’s House of Stark across the Alps, creating snow art the size of 2.5 football pitches.
Beck chose the Stark sigil for his piece in tribute to the late Jon Snow, whose death in the final episode of season five left fans around the world reeling.
Season six of Game of Thrones will be simulcast on Sky Atlantic at 2am on Monday 25th April, at the same time it airs in the US and will be repeated 9pm the same day. If you’ve missed any of the action so far or if you’d simply like a recap, every episode of seasons 1-5 will be exclusively available to watch on Sky Box Sets from 14th March.
Game of Thrones Snow Art by Numbers
•13 hours walking
•32.5 kilometres covered