Being a mountainous country, Iran offers so many winter sports, which attract many Iran ski tourists year-round. Having several international ski resorts, Iran is a suitable country for doing winter sports and activities. Our excellent Iran ski tours will definitely create the best snowy memories you could ever imagine.
Apart from natural and historical Iran destinations, the Alborz and the Zagros mountains, the two famous ranges of the country, offer so many slopes and valleys suitable for ski touring in Iran. The cost-effective Iran ski trip and the amazing snowy slopes, available for most of the year, have all made ski tour in Iran, a popular fashion. So if you want to spend a ski holiday in Iran, just keep up with this Iran ski tour guide to discover more.
As mentioned above, the always snowy slopes of the mountains have made Iran skiing tours available for most of the year. You can plan your ski trips in Iran from late November to May. You do not need to worry about accommodation and ski equipment because you can find them all in every ski resort here. You can easily rent ski clothing, jackets, gloves, goggles, socks, snowboards, and ski poles at an acceptable price (The prices depend on the brands, and the time you take your ski trip Iran).
The good news is that if you are not a professional Iran ski tourist by chance, you may benefit from training sites available in all ski resorts to improve your skiing skills as well. So if you want to add an Iran ski tour to your bucket list, just make sure you do not miss the following short introductions to the best ski resorts in Iran.
As you might have guessed, the mountainous capital of the country, Tehran, hosts the main and the best ski resorts of the country, favorable by almost all Iran ski tours. Being located 70 kilometers away from Tehran in Karaj (Alborz province), Dizin ski resort is the most popular one among Iran ski tours. Dizin is the oldest and the largest ski resort in Iran and the second biggest resort in the Middle East as well. As an international ski resort, it is approved by the International Ski Federation for its capability in administrating international and official competitions.
Dizin ski resort, constructed in the 1960s, is open all year round, offering various sports and activities during winter and summer both. The winding green run with a length of 650 meters, hosts international grass skiing competitions every summer, while the visitors can enjoy mountain biking, archery, kite riding, and high jumping as well.
Iran ski tours usually prefer Dizin ski resort for the snow quality which is fantastic powder and also the satisfying length of the blue run. The slopes of Dizin ski piste (which is one of the 40 highest ski resorts in the world) lie at an altitude of 2650 meters to 3600 meters above sea level. That is the reason most of Iran skiing tours begin with a visit to Dizin.
This ski area also includes four gondolas, three chairlifts, nine surface lifts, a U piste, a special piste for the beginners, and a training site. Apart from side facilities such as tennis court, and mountain climbing area, Dizin ski resort offers two hotels, five restaurants, nineteen cottages, villas, and private apartments for accommodating local and oversea visitors during their epic holiday and ski touring in Iran.
Being located in the northern Tehran (Lavasan district), Shemshak ski resort is created to more advanced skiers, while Dizin is hosting all beginners, intermediate, and advanced ski tourists. The slopes in Shemshak are quite steep and most of the runs are mogul runs suitable for expert Iran ski tourists. Shemshak ski resort is 3050 meters on the highest point and 2550 meters above the sea level on the lowest point, which is quite a favorable piste for professional ski touring in Iran.
Come into operation in 1958, the resort includes two main slopes and lighting facilities for night skiing. It is equipped with two chairlifts, three surface lifts, and two hammer teleskis. There are also two hotels, four restaurants, and a coffee-house, serving delicious snacks and hot beverages to the weary skiers on Iran ski tours.
Located near Shemshak and Dizin, Darbandsar ski resort is the second largest ski resort in Tehran, which is capable of snowmaking as well. It also includes restaurants, a ski training school, night skiing runs, and beginners’ piste.
One of the oldest Tehran ski resorts, Abali resort, hosts small slopes suitable for more nonprofessional skiers. It is equipped with one cable car, five-button lifts, and one chair lift for transferring the visitors to its highest point at 2650 meters. The resort offers one hotel, six restaurants, and some side facilities, such as a training site, off-piste skiing, downhill skiing, tennis court, horseback riding, and gliding as well.
Hosting one of the world’s longest gondola lift lines (with the length of 7500 meters), Tochal is one of the most popular ski resorts for ski tour Iran. The ski slopes are located in Station 7, and they are around 1200 meters long. Apart from the Tochal Hotel, the resort hosts many restaurants, chairlifts, and other facilities for those who take ski trips in Iran.
The ski resorts above are not obviously the only ski tour Iran destinations. There are some other ski resorts on Iran tours, in the other cities of the country, such as Kouhrang (Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiari Province), Pooladkaf (Fars Province), Kakan (Kohgiluyeh & Boyer-Ahmad), Khvoshakou (West Azerbaijan Province), etc.
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Tehran - Dizin - Shemshak