Lighting of Ski Slopes
The beauty of the nature and the dynamics of the movements make the skiing one of the most popular and attractive sports in a lot of countries. The daylight skiing is the most often practice but not only. The night time practicing has its own beauty and is also attractive. For this purpose is needed appropriate artificial lighting. In some cases and for big international events it is obligatory. The visual tasks, the curved slope fields, the not smooth calculating surfaces, the snow reflection characteristics, the speed of the movement and recognition make this field of lighting design quite interesting and challenging as the sport itself. In the present paper it is proposed a practical solution for artificial lighting of a skiing slope, completed with 3D modelling of the track surface with its reflecting characteristics and fulfilling the standard requirements for artificial lighting of that kind of sport practicing.