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Hi, there's a couple of paths around here that are hiking trails in summer and ski pistes in winter - so probably they should be tagged both route=ski and highway=footway.

However, to make things even more complicated, in winter pedestrians aren't allowed on the ski pistes, so in winter, highway=footway is wrong.

Is there any way to tag this properly?

asked 02 Apr '14, 22:52

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Assuming it is not in a urban/suburban area, I'd tag it as highway=path, piste:type=downhill/nordic/skitour (whichever type of skiing is appropriate) to cover the basics. For a more urban area I'd probably use highway=footway instead of path. For ski tagging see:

If pedestrian access is prohibited in winter, then I'd look at the seasonal and conditional access tags. See and Maybe something like foot:conditional=no @ Nov-Apr.

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answered 03 Apr '14, 01:59

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I had this problem ages ago with a cross-country ski track which had hefty fines (IIRC 250 Euro) for walking on it in winter. The conditional access tags seem to be the way to go (off to finally map my use-case).

(03 Apr '14, 08:18) SK53 ♦

Route=ski is more a tag dedicated to route relations.

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answered 03 Apr '14, 05:50

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