Iran Ski Tours | Skiing Tours in Iran
"Yes, this gorgeous, altitudinous part of the Middle East is the skiing world’s best-kept secret."
While not the first destination that comes to mind for powder hounds, skiing in Iran is a growing choice for those keen to ride somewhere different in a country rich in culture off the slopes.
There are 26 ski pistes in Iran, 20 of which have international standards and are listed on the world-wide list of international tracks.
Iran has several ski resorts, some of which are located in the Alborz mountain range and others in the Zagros mountains. Here are some popular ski resorts in Iran:
Dizin Ski Resort: Located in the Alborz mountain range, Dizin is one of the largest ski resorts in Iran and offers a wide range of slopes for skiers of all levels.
Shemshak Ski Resort: Also located in the Alborz mountain range, Shemshak is known for its challenging slopes and steep runs.
Tochal Ski Resort: Located just outside of Tehran, Tochal is easily accessible and offers a range of slopes for skiers of all levels. The resort also has a gondola that takes visitors to the top of the mountain for stunning views of the surrounding area.
Darbandsar Ski Resort: Located in the Alborz mountain range, Darbandsar is a newer ski resort in Iran and offers a range of slopes for skiers of all levels.
Pooladkaf Ski Resort: Located in the Zagros mountains, Pooladkaf is one of the highest ski resorts in Iran and offers a range of slopes for skiers of all levels.
In addition to skiing, many of these resorts also offer other winter activities such as snowboarding, snowshoeing, and sledding. It's important to note that the ski season in Iran typically runs from December to April, but this can vary depending on weather conditions.
All resorts are located above 2000m and the highest one Tochal, goes up to 3750m, so they’re very snowsure and the snow quality is excellent.
Moreover, the cheap prices mean that powder chasers can go easy on the hip pocket while enjoying famous Iranian hospitality.
As the mountains are quite high, the ski areas retain their snow quite well. The season usually starts from late November and can stretch all the way through to May, depending on the season.
Iran’s ski areas reach altitudes that overshadow those of even the highest resorts in the Alps. Val Thorens, Europe’s loftiest resort, sits at 2,300m with slopes ascending to just over 3,000m, and the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc, rockets to 4,810m. In comparison, Mount Damavand in Iran reaches 5,610m – just 285m short of Mount Kilimanjaro – and the resorts in the area all sit comfortably over 2,000m, with the ski areas reaching 3,600m and above.
The predominantly dry air that hits the Alborz mountains from the desert means that the slopes and backcountry terrain are covered in light dry powder, the perfect recipe for off-piste skiing.
Tehran > 80 km > Dizin
Hidden treasure of Iran, ski. Dizin is a beautiful high resort with a long long ski season which typically begins in November and runs through the end of May
Tehran > Tochal
Tochal ski resort is one of the few ski resorts in the world, located just five kilometers north of the city. The amenities of this ski resort include 1 hotel and 2 restaurants. The ski resort has also been featured by the Federation of International Associations and has held several international snowboarding events attended by world champions and the Olympians.
Tehran > Shemshak
Shemshak Track after Dizin is the second largest ski resort in Iran. This trail is located 57 km northeast of Tehran.
Shiraz > 80 km > Sepidan
Fars which is called "Small Iran" is a four-season province that has different climates and various species of plant and animal. Sepidan is one of the most unique parts of Fars province. Sepidan county is located in the western north of Shiraz in Fars province and Ardakan is the capital of the county. Sepidan is a cold county with a lot of apple and walnut trees, rivers, various ponds and waterfall. In winter the county is covered by heavy snow ,and it has a cool pleasant summer,too.
Iran Ski Hotels
Dizin Hotel Located on the foot of mountains where there are ski resorts. It has a beautiful view of mountains…More Details
It is located 65 km from Karaj (on the way Karaj-Chalus). It is quite close to Dizin ski resort(about 12…More Details
Shemshak Tourism Hotel in Tehran is located among the soaring mountains of Central Alborz. This hotel is ready to serve…More Details
It is located in the 65 km from karaj (on the way Karaj-Chalus) in Dizin Ski Resort. The rooms in…More Details
Tochal ski resort is the closest resort to Tehran with unique views. Because of these unique qualities, we constructed a…More Details