[Tagging] Tagging Digest, Vol 140, Issue 20 tagging ski relations

Jaromír Mikeš mira.mikes at gmail.com
Thu May 13 05:20:02 UTC 2021

Hi St Niklaas,
what you are claiming can be applied just to piste:grooming=backcountry but
still piste:difficulty is defined by terrain character not by snow
Snow condition is another factor which user needs to consider.
Fully agree with George here.


On Thu, May 13, 2021, 12:19 AM Georg <georg2016 at nurfuerspam.de> wrote:

> Hi St Niklaas,
> > I am against to tag difficultys on a Nordic - Cross country track or
> > spur. It changes with every new downfall of fresh snow.
> while I agree that every snowfall/melting change the difficulty, the
> terrain and shape of ways does make certain pistes *in general* more
> difficult than others. For example, a long steep descent ending in a
> sharp turn in front of a cliff is more difficult to master than flat
> terrain with wide curves - and this difficulty relation will invert only
> in very rare cases with a snowfall or melting period. Exactly this kind
> of general, long-term difficulty is what we're talking about.
> Did you have a look at
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:piste:difficulty ?
> > You could make an exception for groomed spurs, but thats it.
>  From spurs I know, I'd clearly extend that to any spur that has a
> somehow well defined line - be it because of grooming, signposts,
> natural features (e.g. narrow valley with steep sides so only allowing
> one line), man made barriers (fences etc) or just by convention/habit.
> Cheers, Georg
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