Tired of expensive and repeated ski resorts? Looking for a more exciting, affordable and different holiday? Then head for Tehran! It’s Iran’s biggest Secret: Ski Resorts! Thanks to the very good snow quality, with heaps of powder, big mountains, plenty of carving space lie ahead, and substantial vertical drop skiing in Iran is an excellent experience. It is something for the true skiing enthusiast. The skiing gets better if you are lucky with the weather and had sun and blue skies every day. The ski resorts are varied and interesting enough to keep you happy for a week or so, and the off-piste skiing is amazing and very challenging. Several ski resorts are located in the Alborz Mountains.
Moreover; Iran Traveling Center ski trips has much more than just skiing. You will encounter another culture, history and architecture by visiting interesting historical places and come in contact with Iranian traditions and hospitable people beside enjoying snow, skiing and cold fresh air in the mountains.
Point 1: Because of the huge amount of snow there are a lot of avalanches happening naturally, therefore there is a risk that the road to Dizin might be blocked with snow. However, recently the road has been open most of the time.
Point 2: Don’t miss the great après-ski, tea and water pipe!
Now let’s review Iran ski resorts:
Shemshak Ski Resort:
Shemshak is only a 45-minute drive from Tehran. The route is stunning, there are interesting towns to stop at on the way, and if you are hungry try out the amazing kebabs. Shemshak is well known as a resort for expert skiers and snowboarders with steeper slopes, long, wide, interconnect and there are no trees. This resort is undulating; so it is hard to see all the different slopes. There are cafes on the slopes and hotels and chalets at the bottom of the slope. It is very easy to hire new brand snowboard equipment with very good prices.
Dizin Ski Resort:
If you continue along the road for another 30 mins after Shemshak you will reach Dizin. It is the largest ski area and is more developed, with good terrain for beginners and intermediate skiers too. The resort is at 2,650 meters and the lifts reach 3,600 meters. There are great views, you can see unending mountain ranges and there is a clear view of the highest mountain in Iran, the semi-active volcano, Mount Damavand. Like Shemshak, the runs are wide, long and interconnecting and there are no trees. However, the slopes are not as steep attracting beginners through to advanced riders.