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A signed snowmobile route Edit or translate this description.
Group: Route
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: in use


route=snowmobile is used for a signed snowmobile route. It specifies a specific kind of route on the Relation:route.

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Snowmobile winter routes are used for recreational activities and or to connect villages and let access nordic areas hardly accessible in other seasons. It can use roads closed during snow season, cross rivers and lakes. In some countries, government and snowmobile clubs manage these roads and install road signalisation with ref symbols. These snowmobile routes consist of multiple different ways (in many cases, but not neccessarily highway=path) or highway=track). In some cases, same way is shared by multiple routes. In almost all cases, every underlying way has different name than the route. The route relation is used to combine all relevant ways into continuous route.

This tag should not be used for informal, private or club routes which are not signed.


Members of the route-relation may have (among others) the following roles:

Way or Node Role Recurrence? Discussion
way (blank) zero or more the ways making up the route.
way link zero or more a way for the sole purpose of linking this route to the rest of a the network but not a primary part of this route itself.
way shortcut zero or more shortcuts
node start zero or more entry points

Additional tags

The following tags should be used: