From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Used to map well-known ski tours for nordic ascent, usually with skins. Implies piste:grooming=backcountry.

Descent is not necessarily mapped. Generally, descent happens near the ascent route for safety and terrain judgement. To map a descent, use piste:type=downhill with piste:grooming=backcountry.

In case of skitours advertised by a resort, add Key:patrolled, Key:piste:grooming and Key:operator accordingly and if a site relation for the resort exists, add the skitour there.

Difficulty of a skitour can be mapped according to this scale. (Note that the scale does not grad the ascent, but the descent.)

While skitours are mapped, some mappers and skitourers are doubtful of the usefulness. Itineraries vary a lot, which is part of the fun in skitouring. General opinion is that you are better served with a topo.

See also: