|Used to define the difficulty of a ski run, including downhill, nordic and others.|
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Used to define the difficulty of a ski run, including downhill, nordic and others.
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In addition, piste:grooming=* can be used for the type of runway preparation.
Note: For showing signposting color of pistes (notably for crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing), user may wants to use the Tag:route=piste with a key:colour, and keep the difficulty tag to give information on the actual difficulty of the way.
|piste:difficulty||novice||"bunny hill"||L: inclination <30 degree, no sliding, soft hilly terrain, no narrow passages||Strictly flat terrain, no effort needed|
|piste:difficulty||easy||green circle||(applies to nordic, downhill, sled)||WS: inclination 30-35 degree, short sliding areas, open terrain with short steep passages and easily avoidable obstacles, short narrow passages||Soft hills, short steep sections|
|piste:difficulty||intermediate||blue square||(applies to nordic, downhill, sled)||ZS: inclination 35-40 degree, longer sliding areas, terrain with steep passages that cannot be avoided, short narrow but steep passages||Steep sections are present in the piste, or short narrow on average slopes. User gets away with sweat. Used for the relevant sections only|
|piste:difficulty||advanced||♦ black diamond||(applies to nordic, downhill, sled)||S: inclination 40-45 degree, long sliding areas with scarps below (life danger!), steep terrain with many obstacles, long narrow passages (short swings still possibe)||Steep sections are present in the piste, with narrow steep passages or sharp turns in steep passages, often icy pistes. Used for the relevant sections only|
|piste:difficulty||expert||♦♦ double black diamond||(Alps), (Scandinavia)||SS: inclination 45–50 degree, long sliding areas with scarps below (life danger!), steep rocky terrain with many obstacles, narrow passages may require some crossjumps||Steep sections are present in the piste, with narrow steep passages or sharp turns in steep passages, often icy pistes. Dangerous terrain surrounds the piste. Used for the relevant sections only|
|piste:difficulty||freeride||orange oval||AS: inclination 50–55 degree, very exposed terrain, no spot to rest during descent, narrow passages require many crossjumps. (e.g. off-piste).||Not relevant|
|piste:difficulty||extreme||EX: inclination >55 degree, extremely exposed terrain, need to use ropes to go downhill. Climbing equipment required.||Not relevant|