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Skiing in Iran, a dream that comes true

Skiing is a fun activity and most of the adventurists do not spend the winter without skiing. In Iran there high peaks in Alborz and Zagros and ranges and most of them provide nice opportunities for both on and off-piste skiing. "Dizin", "Darbandsar", "Tochal" and "Shemshak" are undoubtedly the most important and prestigious ski resorts in Iran.

 

Mountains at the Central Alborz are heavily snow-covered. These mountains provide nice skiing opportunities for beginners to professionals. Dizin as the longest ski slope in Iran, got nice and standard level. You can enjoy skiing in Dizin at nights and in summer also there is a grassy slope on the site. Annually World and Asian grass skiing competitions are held in Dizin. "Tochal" ski resort is located at an altitude of 3950 meters. It is one of the highest ski slopes in the world and is one of the most popular places in Iran. Tochal ski resort is located only 30 minutes from Tehran and is useable eight months of the year due to its high altitude and cold weather. There is a three star hotel and a ski school at the Tochal ski resort. "Darbandsar" ski resort is the second most important in Iran. It is not very far from Dizin.  "Darbandsar" ski resort got standard facilities and hotels and provides various difficulties for beginners, semi-professionals and professionals.


Ski climbing courses (mountain skiing) are often held in "Darbandsar" every year.

Darbandsar is one of the longest night tracks in Iran with remarkable facilities. 

In most mountainous cities of Iran, including Ardabil, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Kurdistan, Hamedan, Mashhad and even Isfahan and Shiraz, ski slopes have been created with suitable facilities.

Every year adventurists from various parts of the world come Iran to enjoy skiing in its unique ski resorts. Have you ever heard about the best snow in the world for skiing that is known as “Persian snow”?

If you are interested in skiing, you can get the equipment and professional trainers in Iran by contacting DPL group.

Ski-resorts

Packages
Sisakht and Chelgerd Ski Touring
Sisakht and Chelgerd Ski Touring
Here's an intresting 11-day program for you to ski in Chelgerd and Sisakht region. During the trip we will also ski on Kermo, Ghodoweis and Kuli peaks. The trip ends in Isfahan with a short sightseeing.
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700
Darbandsar Ski Resort
Darbandsar Ski Resort
An exciting short journey to ski in Darbandsar Ski Resort. Darbandsar is the only resort in Iran that is capable of Snowmaking. The trip ends with a one -day tour to visit some notable spots of Tehran.
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550
Dizin Off-Piste Skiing
Dizin Off-Piste Skiing
This trip countains an intresting 4-day mountain skiing in Dizin and after that you can have this opportunity to visit the highlights of Tehran city and get familiar with the lifestyle and culture of people.
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400
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Skiing in Iran, a dream that comes true

Skiing is a fun activity and most of the adventurists do not spend the winter without skiing. In Iran there high peaks in Alborz and Zagros and ranges and most of them provide nice opportunities for both on and off-piste skiing. "Dizin", "Darbandsar", "Tochal" and "Shemshak" are undoubtedly the most important and prestigious ski resorts in Iran.

 

Mountains at the Central Alborz are heavily snow-covered. These mountains provide nice skiing opportunities for beginners to professionals. Dizin as the longest ski slope in Iran, got nice and standard level. You can enjoy skiing in Dizin at nights and in summer also there is a grassy slope on the site. Annually World and Asian grass skiing competitions are held in Dizin. "Tochal" ski resort is located at an altitude of 3950 meters. It is one of the highest ski slopes in the world and is one of the most popular places in Iran. Tochal ski resort is located only 30 minutes from Tehran and is useable eight months of the year due to its high altitude and cold weather. There is a three star hotel and a ski school at the Tochal ski resort. "Darbandsar" ski resort is the second most important in Iran. It is not very far from Dizin.  "Darbandsar" ski resort got standard facilities and hotels and provides various difficulties for beginners, semi-professionals and professionals.


Ski climbing courses (mountain skiing) are often held in "Darbandsar" every year.

Darbandsar is one of the longest night tracks in Iran with remarkable facilities. 

In most mountainous cities of Iran, including Ardabil, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Kurdistan, Hamedan, Mashhad and even Isfahan and Shiraz, ski slopes have been created with suitable facilities.

Every year adventurists from various parts of the world come Iran to enjoy skiing in its unique ski resorts. Have you ever heard about the best snow in the world for skiing that is known as “Persian snow”?

If you are interested in skiing, you can get the equipment and professional trainers in Iran by contacting DPL group.

Destinations
Abali
Abali
Abali Ski-resort Abali ski resort, the oldest ski resort in Iran, benefits from 16000 square meters area. Located in 57 km east of Tehran with the height of 2650 meters and reaches to 2400 to its lowest level.To be the first ski resort, it is obvious that the first ski lift ever, which was installed in Iran, was in Abali (in 1953).Besides that, Abali ski-resort is considered as the birthplace of modern skiing of Iran.
Alvares
Alvares
Alvares ski-resort is the biggest ski-resort in Iran. It is located from 12 kilometers in Alvares village and 24 kilometers west of Sarein cityin Ardebil province. Alvares ski-resort is located as the altitude of 3200 meters above sea level and enjoys from a chairlift with the length of 1200 meters.
Bijar (Nesar)
Bijar (Nesar)
Nesar Ski-resort Nesar International ski resort located in foot side of Nesar Mountain. Near southwest of Bijar city, Kordestan province; is one of the most important recreation centers of Kurdistan province.One of this resort’s exclusive features, is being located inside the city. Nesar ski resort’s area is about 112 hectares with 900 Meters length and 120 Meters width and has been established since 2009. It has grass ski slope with 2 Hectares area (330 Meters length and 60Meters width) too and sometimes skiing competitions are held here.
Chelgerd (Koohrang)
Chelgerd (Koohrang)
Koohrang city with the center of Chelgard city is considered as a tourist destination in west of Iran.Chelgard is a city in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province and the center of Koohrang city and has the largest tribal community in the country. The pristine and untouched nature of  Chelgerd attractions attract many tourists from all over the world to this city every year. In the spring, Chelgerd is covered with beautiful flowers, in the summer it is full of  herbal medicines and in winters its a hub of skiing.Chelgard ski slope is located 85 km from Shahrekord city and can be accessed from Zagros region. In winter, the height of snow in Zardkuh reaches more than 15 meters, which causes one of the best places in the world for off-piste skiing.  Have you ever heard about Persian snow? You can find the Persian snow in Chelgerd. Chelgerd ski resort is one of the most famous ski slopes in Zagros, which was built in 1975. 
Darbandsar
Darbandsar
Darbandsar Ski-resort The newest Ski resort of Iran which is formed under the observation of the years of experiences in Iran Ski history. It is more interesting to know that Darbandsar was founded with cooperation of private companies in Iran.Darbandsar Ski resort is located at 50km from east and 35km from north of Tehran province, in Darbandsar county, Shemshak city. The lowest and highest altitude of this slope is 2600-3600m.
Dizin
Dizin
Dizin is the longest ski resort in Middle East. It is located 74 km from Karaj city. It is about two hours from Tehran to Dizin. 
Fereydon Shahr
Fereydon Shahr
Fereydun Shahr ski resort is located at the west of Isfahan. Fereydun Shahr ski resort is the highest ski slope in Iran.Fereydun Shahr is a city near Isfahan and one of the mountainous cities of Iran. It is located at an altitude of more than 2500 meters. Hundred ten days in a year it is snowing there.                Fereydun Shahr ski resort is the only standard ski resort in Isfahan province.  Fereydun Shahr ski resort got very deep steep of about 35 degrees. It is not only the highest ski resort of central Iran but also it’s the deepest steep resort of Iran.  
Khor
Khor
Khor Ski-resort Khor ski resort has been built in 1978. It started working in 2009. This resort is located 23 kilometers from Chalous-Karaj Road near Amir kabir dam close to Khor historical village in Alborz province. Khor Ski resort is located at almost 2800 to 3000 meters above the sea level with the area of 110 Hectare.
Khooshako
Khooshako
Urmia province has many attractions and one of its most popular winter attractions is Khoshako ski resort. Khoshako ski resort is the only ski resort in West Azerbaijan, located at the west of Urmia.Every year this region has a lot of snow and Khooshako ski resort attracts many tourists from all over the world and Iran. Skiing in Khooshako ski resort is undoubtedly one of the most popular winter adventures in Iran. Khooshako ski resort is one of the adventure hubs in northwestern Iran. This piste has an area of ​​50,000 square meters and with good vegetation; it can be turned into a grass ski slope even in summer.Khooshako ski resort is located in an accessible area. Moreover, Khooshako ski resort  attracts many nature lovers go to this area to enjoy the natural landscapes and beautiful scenery. For a while, the track was closed due to hardware and technical problems, but fortunately, it was reopened with the follow-up of the officials. In the winter of last year, the decrease in the amount of snow in the early winter had closed the track, but in the middle of winter, with heavy snowfall, many people flocked to the track.There is a road  to reach yourself to the Khooshako ski you can easily get yourself to this place by your own car. 
Papayi
Papayi
Papayi Ski-resortPapai ski resort is the fourth oldest ski slope in the country which was constructed in 1994. It is 24 km far from Zanjan-Bijar road and 3 km from the center of Ijrud County with 80hectares area and 600 meters skiing slope. It is situated at an altitude of 2150 and its average steep is between 13-28 degree.
Pooladkaf
Pooladkaf
Pooladkaf Ski-resort Pooladkaf ski resort opened founded in 2002. Pooladkaf considered as one of the biggest skiing complex in Iran. it is also known as "Sepidan ski resort". Pooladkaf ski resort is 80 km far from north of Shiraz city. The ski slope situated at almost 2850m above sea level.You can reach the summit of slope on gondola lifts, located at 3400m.
Shirbad
Shirbad
Shirbad ski resort is located in Khorasan Razavi province. From Shirbad ski slope to Dolatabad village is 18 km and from Dolatabad to Mashhad is about 20 km. Due to being located on the highest peak of Khorasan province, it is snowy in most months of the year and its 500 hectare area has provided a suitable space for healthy recreation of young people with their families.The length of Shirbad ski slope is 1200 meters. Due to the availability of ski equipment and providing them to those interested in the field for the development of this sport and several training classes are held by the Khorasan Razavi Ski Board. Currently, over 500 skiers are active in Khorasan Razavi province.
Tarik Dareh
Tarik Dareh
Hamedan’s Tarik Dareh Ski resort set up in 1985 with 1600 meters long. It stands on the foot of Alvand Mountain range and is located in 10 kilometres southwest of Ganjnameh road in the city of Hamedan. This resort was the host of many tournaments and competitions before due to the standards and its equipment.
Tochal Ski-resort
Tochal Ski-resort
Tochal International Ski Resort (set up in 1976). With the establishment of the Tochal, cable car by several skiers and mountaineers. Tochal Mountain is located near the city of Tehran; hence, it has quite a lot popularity among the skiers in the capital city of Iran.This ski resort was supposed to be one of the largest ski runs in the world; however, due to problems and projects’ suspension, only two of its slopes were established and currently operating. One of them is at an altitude of 2935 meters and the other is at close to the Tochal Summit. Several international snowboarding competitions and tournaments have been held with the participation of world and Olympic champion in Tochal ski resort.
Fandoqlu
Fandoqlu
Fandoqlu grass skiing resort in Namin is located in a mountainous area near Ardabil, at an altitude of 1700 meters above the sea level. This ski resort is located 25 km away from Ardabil. Fandoqlu Ski resort which is one of the most fun sights of Namin, has an area of about 90,000 square meters and it is good to know that every year in the first half of the year in Fandoqlu resort, grass skiing competitions are held according to international standards and it is possible to hold Giant slalom, Downhill and Slalom skiing competitions.