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Public-images-osm logo.svg piste:type = nordic
Giuseppe Michielli CC Eisenerz 2008.jpg
A nordic ski trail Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: sports
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)may be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de facto

A marked nordic/cross country ski trail. The direction of the way should be the preferred/compulsory skiing direction (see piste:oneway below). Nordic pistes are circular ways if the first and the last point are the same and cannot be rendered as areas.

The piste as way

In the simplest case, the piste can be drawn with a new way way, add the following:

These ways are tagged with the properties relevant to this particular segment, such as grooming and difficulty. Note that these ways can be roads, tracks or meadows during the summer.

The piste as relation

If the piste is composed of several existing segments, a relation can be used to make the complete itinerary. Create a Relation:route with the property route=piste. Add the segments as members. The itinerary name, signposting color and other attributes can be tagged on this relation.

Tags to use in combination

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:grooming=*
  • piste:oneway=yes/no
  • name=* - name of the piste
  • piste:name=* - name of the piste if name tag cannot be used
  • ref=* - reference code for the piste
  • operator=* - organization that is responsible for the provision and maintenance of the route
  • network=* - name of the network of routes of which this one is part
  • distance=* - official length of the complete route
  • symbol=* - textual description
  • osmc:symbol=* - machine readable description