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For mapping features relevant to winter sports.


For mapping features relevant to winter sports, including down-hill skiing, nordic skiing and skating, snowshoeing, etc.


way Ways : PisteMaps !

You will find everything you want for downhill, cross-country, winter-hiking, snowshoeing, sledge, lifts ... in the comprehensive and widely used Piste Maps page.

relation Relations

Pistes can be grouped in route relations, allowing to express the marking color, the name, etc ... Two schemes are currently in used:



Do you need to know if you have permission to enter with your skis on ? Access (or not) with skis can be express with ski=designated or ski=yes.

Alternatively look at snowshoe=yes or snowshoe=designated.


Tag:landuse=winter_sports see also Piste Maps

Site=piste proposed alternative.

Winter sports

All the relevant information for a complete tagging can be found on the links above.


  • OpenSnowMap shows ski pistes (cross-country and downhill), sled, snowparks ...
  • shows ski tour, and cross country (XC) trails from OSM with routing functionality for XC trails and additional information from other sources like weather, piste status, elevation profile etc.
  • Ski lifts are shown on the main OpenStreetMap mapnik view.
  • Ski pistes are contained in vector maps for offline use on Android with OsmAnd (via and Locus (use build-in vector map theme Ski or data & theme from
  • Trekarta Android application shows all types of ski pistes (downhill, nordic, hiking, sled and other) as well as piste difficulty, grooming style and piste lightning (skiing activity should be selected in application menu to enable dedicated winter theme)
  • Ski pistes are displayed by several map providers that can be downloaded with Mobile Atlas Creator for various apps on various mobile platforms (e.g. Java ME based TrekBuddy running on Symbian S60, Android etc.). Note: Mobac (MobileAtlas Creator) can bulk-download tiles to provide them offline in your mobile device. However, this is at the detriment of Tile_usage_policy of the majority of the tile servers. See also Blocked_applications.Use with reason.
  • Some ski resort maps in Garmin image file format are available on
  • A customized Potlatch 2 editor, KML map, and map renderings are available at (OpenSkiMap).

General facilities

General facilities that apply generally to winter sports include shop=ticket (where tickets can be purchased) and amenity=ski_school (where people learn the sport). Also amenity=restaurant, amenity=shelter, tourism=viewpoint, natural=cliff, amenity=mountain_rescue and amenity=firstaid

See also