"Current conditions" are used to give other users information about conditions along a route or to warn them of dangers.
How does 'Current Conditions' work?
You can create "Current Conditions" in both the app and web version. They can be linked to a specific route, where you will find them in the 'current information' tab on the main page. They can also exist independently as part of other content, meaning you can create, manage and delete them under "My Content", alongside all the other entries made in connection with routes.
Current conditions are shown on the map so that they are clearly visible on a regional level. To avoid inaccuracies, these entries are hidden by default after two weeks, but can still be viewed later using the time slider in the refined search (up to a maximum of 365 days after creation). There is an additional filter that only shows conditions for certain activities.
What are 'Notices' and 'Closures'?
In addition to "current conditions", you can also find information about "notices" and "closures" that is provided by our editorial team and our tourism partners. They relate to dangers, obstacles and closures of paths or areas. The latter might be, for example, protected areas whose access is at least partically limited. Both Current conditions and notices and closures are displayed under the route's 'current information' tab.
Difference between a 'Comment' and 'Current Conditions'?
A "comment" is any observation or reference to a route that can apply for an indefinite basis. Comments might include any important general information to look out for such as if the path is closed every winter. Pictures and ratings also form part of the comments.
By contrast, "current conditions" are only valid for a short period of time. For example, the current snow conditions in a certain region or the short-term closure of a path due to construction or logging work.