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A man made structure to prevent damages from avalanches. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: man made
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Documented values: 1
Useful combination
Status: in use

This tag is used to group several kinds of constructions erected to protect hamlets, roads, pistes etc. from avalanches.

Most prominently it is used on snow bridges, but there are more features, that serve the purpose, in quite different ways.

See also


  • Starting zone: Where masses accumulate and movement starts
  • Track zone: Where masses grow and movement speeds up
  • Runout zone: Where mass movement gets to a halt