Available languages — Tag:aerialway=platter
. An overhead tow-line for skiers and riders, known as a platter lift (US), platter pull (US), button lift of Poma (Europe). The lift consists of an aerial steel rope loop running over a series of wheels, powered by an engine at one end. Hanging from the rope overhead are equally-spaced vertical poles or cables attached to a plastic button or platter that is placed between the skiers legs and pulls the skier uphill.
This is just one classification among several cable/wire based lifts/transportation types listed under Key:aerialway. See also WikiProject Piste Maps.
How to map
Draw a way along the route of the cable, and set this aerialway=platter tag on this way. The direction of the way should indicate the ascending direction. E.g., the way should point from the valley station to the mountain station.
Position nodes at either end of the cable. These nodes might be tagged with aerialway=station.
If you know the position you can also map support pylons by positioning nodes in the middle of the way, with the tag aerialway=pylon.
aerialway=drag_lift - More generic tag for any type of drag lift.
aerialway=t-bar, aerialway=j-bar, aerialway=rope_tow - other similar types of drag lifts.
Platter lift at the Pizol mountain, canton St. Gallen, eastern Switzerland.