November 23, 2020

Skiing in Iran

Surprising as it may seem, there are 32 ski resorts in Iran. Skiing in Iran offers 60 km of slopes all served by 60 ski lifts. When you think of Iran you tend to think about the soaring heat and high temperatures, however, not so in the Alborz Mountain range where the most prolific ski resorts are located. The most well known ski resorts in Iran are Dizin, Shemshak and Darbandsar which are all found in the Alborz Mountain range.

Dizin offers the most snowfall of all of the resorts, which falls in abundance from December through to April. The nearest airport to fly into for ski resorts in the Alborz Mountain range is Tehran (THR) which is just 71 km (44 miles) from the ski resorts.

  • The best ski resort in Iran is Dizin ski resort which has been awarded 2.9 stars out of 5.
  • The largest ski resort in Iran is Dizin which serves up 18 km of slopes.
  • The highest ski resort in Iran is Tochal with an altitude of 3,850 m.
  • Dizin – is located in the Tehran Province of Iran, Asia.
  • The closest town to this ski resort is Dizin.
  • Skiing and snowboarding.
  • 18 km of slopes.
  • Elevations are between 2,530 m and 3,506 m.
  • There are 5 km of beginner runs, 9 km of intermediate runs and 4 km for advanced skiers.
  • 18 ski lifts – moving 18,760 passengers per hour.
  • Total lift length is 13.8 km.
  • A valley run.
  • Longest run length is 4.6 km.
  • Snow Park and Fun Park.
  • 2.9 out of 5 stars.
  • The ski season is from late November until late May.

Shemshak – is located in Tehran, Iran, Asia

  • The closest town to this ski resort is Shemshak
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • 15 km of slopes
  • Elevations are between 2,550 m and 3,050 m
  • 7 ski lifts
  • Some slopes at the bottom are ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers
  • The many steep slopes at the top are ideal for advanced skiers
  • Vertical drop is 500 m
  • Night skiing
  • Ski school
  • The ski season is from mid December until early April

Tochal – is located in Tehran Province, Iran, Asia

  • The closest town to this ski resort is Tochal
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • 6 km of slopes
  • Elevations are between 1,910 m and 3,850 m
  • 6 ski lifts
  • Ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers
  • The season is from mid December until early April

Sahand – is located in Iran, Asia

  • The closest town to this ski resort is Sahand
  • In the Sahand Mountains
  • Snow height reaches at least 4 metres
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • 3 km of slopes
  • Elevations are between 2,915 m and 3,295 m
  • There are 1 km of beginner runs, 2 km of intermediate runs and 0 km for advanced skiers
  • 4 ski lifts – moving 3,000 passengers per hour
  • Total lift length is 2.6 km
  • A valley run
  • Ski school
  • Ski equipment rental
  • 2.1 out of 5 stars
  • The ski season is from late November until early May

Skiing in Asia is one of the most unusual ski destinations in the world. In saying that, skiing in Iran is a must visit! Tehran is the capital of Iran as well as the largest city in Iran. Tehran sits on the southern slopes of the Elburz Mountains which is 100 km from the Caspian Sea. This can be a holiday of skiing and sightseeing in one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Asia is a must for keen sightseers and you have plenty to discover. The wonderful mountain ranges and authentic villages, plus skiing!

Why not go skiing in Iran this ski season and discover Asia.