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Public-images-osm logo.svg site = piste
Perisher valley snow fields.jpg
Site dedicated to winter sports (skiing). Edit or translate this description.
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: rejectedPage for proposal


A site relation with the subtype site=piste can be used to combine the way or route relations (for example pistes, lifts, etc.) that make a ski site or ski resort used for downhill skiing, snow-shoeing, cross country skiing and various winter sports.

Any particular way segment can be associated with zero, one or multiple relations of this type.

A site=piste relation is not intended to map a single piste. See Piste Maps Proposal, Tag:route=piste, Tag:route=ski, or Winter sports for tagging a particular winter sport feature.


Members of a site=piste relation are related by the practise of skiing and/or other winter sports. Such a site doesn't necessarily have a well-defined perimeter, but is rather described by its management by a particular organization (ski resort), geographical features, or local knowledge.

The name under which the site is known describes the site as for the practise of winter sport rather than a locality.


Element Role Recurrence?
relation - zero or more piste or ski route member of the site.
way - zero or more piste member of the site.
way link zero or more piste that link to another site.
node entrance zero or more Entry point to the piste network or the door of the skiing area.

Tags in Relation:site

Necessary Tags

Optional Tags

  • name=* the name of the site
  • url=* web link to the official page of the resort
  • website=* web link to the official page of the resort (alternative)
  • operator=*

See also


With a rendering example: the relation centroid is rendered with its name, icons show available activities from the relation members.




A voting for this tag proposal was held in 2014,with the following results: 7 approvals, 5 oppositions, 1 ignore. All in all we don't see a massive approval for this proposal, it was thus 'rejected' following the proposal rules.

Nevertheless, the tag site=piste is in use, and it's probably good to have the usage of such a relation documented, people being free as always to use an alternative landuse=winter_sport area.

Full results in the discussion page.