Tag:aerialway=rope_tow

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Rope tow overview.jpeg
Description
A tow-line for skiers and riders where passenger hold by hand or use special tow grabbers. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Chair lift rendering.png
Group: Aerialway
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Useful combination
Wikidata
Status: de factoPage for proposal

Rope tow, also known as ski tow, handle tow or bugel lift. A tow-line for skiers and riders. The passengers hold the rope by hand or use special tow grabbers (nutcrackers).

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 way along the route of the cable, and set this aerialway=rope_tow 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.

Additional features

Position nodes node at either end of the rope. These nodes might be tagged with aerialway=station.

If you know the position you can also map support pylons by positioning nodes node in the middle of the way, with the tag aerialway=pylon.

Similar tags

aerialway=drag_lift - more generic tag for this type of lift.

aerialway=t-bar, aerialway=j-bar, aerialway=platter - other similar types of drag lifts.