|route = piste|
|Route of a piste (e.g. a snowshoe or a XC-Ski trail).|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
A route relation with the subtype route=piste can be used to combine the ways that make a piste used for winter sports such as down-hill skiing, snow-shoeing or XC-skiing. The exact type of this piste route is specified with piste:type=*.
Simple pistes can be mapped as ways tagged with piste:type=*.
Longer pistes often consist of multiple different (snow covered) ways that have various types, surfaces and uses in summer time. In some cases, the same way is shared by multiple pistes. In almost all cases, every underlying way has a different name than the piste. A Relation:route can be used to combine all relevant ways into a continuous route for the piste.
The tag route=ski is similar, but its use is limited to pistes with piste:type=nordic/downhill. Routes associated with skiing but also other winter sports like snowshoe trails, sledding pistes, or ski tours can use route=piste. This tag is more consistent with the Piste Maps Proposal, and proposes to use the key piste:type=* for any winter sports.
Members of the Relation:route of a piste may have (among others) the following roles:
Tags in Relation:route
|type||route||type of the relation (mandatory)|
|route||piste||type of the route relation (mandatory)|
|piste:type||downhill, nordic, sled, hike, snow_park etc.||type of piste (mandatory)|
|name||name||name of the piste|
|ref||number||reference code for the piste|
|operator||name||organization that is responsible for the provision and maintenance of the route|
|network||name||name of the network of routes of which this one is part|
|description||text||brief additional information to assist someone intending to ski the route|
|distance||number||official length of the complete route|
|colour||colour||colour normally associated with the route when presented on a map|
|osmc:symbol||Code||machine readable description|
|website||url||url of a website with additional information|
Tags for the associated ways
These tags (among others) are properties of the underlying ways (i.e. elements of the relation) and thus should be applied to the ways and not to the relation:
- ... see Piste_Maps for winter sports ways tagging
- - Snowshoe trail Col du Mollendruz - Châtel
- - Snowshoe trail Le Molard
- - Snowshoe trail Montbrion
- - Snowshoe trail and ski tour Gd St Bernard
- - Ski run Tscholaire
- - Road segment that is part of the piste routes of a snowshoe trail, a ski tour and a ski run