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When people talk about Iran, all that comes to the most people mind is “desert”! mistakenly of course. Who would have thought that nearly a third of Iran is covered with snow in winter and some of autumn and spring? From East to west, north to south, massive mountains, and beautiful scenery, almost you can ski everywhere. The two main mountain ranges in Iran are Alborz (form North-West to North-East) and Zagros (from North-West to South-West). There are more than 16 ski resorts in Iran which attracts local and foreign skiers.

Skiing is an entertainment of Iran’s middle and high class for a long time. However, only 1% of current skiers coming from overseas, and Iran’s ski tracks are somehow considered virgin for foreigners. This is from the article that CNN invites skiers from all over the world to Iran, as the next place to go snow skiing. Baptiste Baudier talks in a beautiful way about his experience of skiing in Iran and writes on his ski blog that there are 6 reasons “NOT” to go ski holiday to Iran. 1) Iranian ski resorts are high, 2) You might get a powder overdose, 3) It isn’t expensive enough, 4) People are too kind, 5) You might get fatter, 6) You’ll change your point of view about Iran.

If you are planning a ski touring trip anywhere other than regular ski resorts you are going, plus lots of surprises, even other than skiing itself, well you have chosen the right country, and for sure you have come to the right page. Please read more on our articles regarding to the snow skiing and mountains you may like to ski, and do not hesitate to contact us.

Skiing in Iran, a different experience


Sights of Chalus and ski in Dizin ski resort

Tehran Province and Chalus City
3 days
Available from Nov 2019 View Details

Tochal resort

Tehran Province and Tehran City
1 day
Available from Nov 2019 View Details

Skiing in Shemshak

Tehran Province and Shemiranat City
1 day
Available from Nov 2019 View Details