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Iran Ski touring and Skiing in Iran

Being a four-season country, worlds number 16th in terms of area, Iran, is home to two of world’s biggest deserts, beautiful Islands in Persian Gulf that you can walk in your flip-flops and T-shirts during Winter as well as highest pick in middle east, Damavand, which you need warm clothes at the pick, even in the long summer days. Its due to this diverse and versatile climate and its rich nature that Iran has turned to a popular destiny for Skiers all around the world and Iran Ski Touring is a well-known activity between the tourists.

Skiing in Iran is also quite famous with locals and many different Iran ski tours are conducted every year. Having blessed by Alborz and Zagros ranges, which is in between of Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt; has made it possible to ski in Iran in almost any season with the exception of Summer. There is a long list of Iran ski resorts and many mountains for Iran ski touring, most famously Damavand Ski touring, with relatively very few risks of avalanche, Iran is a dream destination for Ski trips, both for Iran on-piste skiing as well as Iran backcountry skiing.

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Iran Ski Resorts

Iran Ski Resort

The most famous Iran Ski resorts and Iran ski holiday destinations are placed in mesmerizing Alborz range and thanks to their close vicinity to Tehran they are well developed infrastructure wise and are quite popular for local and international Skiing in Iran and there are many Iran ski tours on offer.

  1. Dizin Ski Resort
  2. Darbandsar Ski Resort
  3. Tochal Ski Resort
  4. Shemshak Ski Resort

Dizin Ski Resort

One of the world largest ski resorts, in central Alborz range which is located one and half hour drive from Tehran is Dizin Ski resort; It is the most popular Iran Ski resorts and major destination for Iran Ski holidays, not only because of its geographical location but also its numerous trails with different difficulty level and slopes; this unique quality have turned Dizin ski resort to a major attraction for skiing in Iran; Additionally with its widespread surrounding areas it also provides the opportunity for best Iran off-piste ski experience and Iran backcountry skiing. Average slop in Dizin Ski resort is 25 to 30, degree, however you can find steeper trails on some of the ridges which can get as steep as fifty degrees.

Dizin, the biggest Iran Ski resort has 2 Tele cabins, 4 long range Tele sieges which could serve quite large number of Iran Ski enthusiasts at the same time. This enchanting Iran ski resort could be accessed directly from Tehran through Iran Ski Dizin Road, if you are based on the eastern part of Tehran or alternatively through Karaj highway, if you are located at the western suburbs. Occasionally and due to bad weather the Dizin ski desert Road route could be closed for safety reasons; then everyone should access it through Tehran-Karaj Highway.

Iran Ski tours, Darbandsar

This Tehran ski resort is very close and on the opposite side to Shemshak resort; the size of its trails and slopes fall between Dizin and Shemshak trails, Dizin ski resort trails being the longest and Shemshak the shortest, among Iran Ski resorts. It has an area designated for beginners which is used for many educational Iran ski tours beginners who want to do skiing in Iran. This Iran Ski resort has recently be renovated and it now has been extended to the summit of Darbandsar pick at 3100 meters.

This Iran ski resort is located in a way than it has the minimum amount of sun, hence the snow would last longer and with its snowmaking machines it has more durable operational season. Darbandsar is also known as Iran snowboarding heaven because of its many suitable slopes for practicing snowboarding techniques.

Tochal Ski Resort

The Closest Iran Ski Resort to Tehran, distance wise, is also the Highest Iran Ski resort; The Tochal Ski Resort is located to the North-East of Tochal pick and at 3900 meter is the highest Ski resort in middle east. You could reach the piste via tele cabin in about an hour; if you would like to Ski in cold weather this is the right Iran Ski resort for you and should be your choice for Skiing in Iran. It slopes range between 20 to 25 degrees and are most suitable for amateur skiers, it also is host to the highest hotel in middle east which you could sleepover for consecutive days of skiing in Iran. This splendid Iran ski resort would be operational from mid-November to early May.

Iran Ski Holidays, Shemshak

This Iran Ski resort is located in a close proximity to Tehran even closer than Dizin and you could reach the Shemshak Ski Resort by less than one-hour drive. Two major characteristics associated with this major destination for skiing in Iran could be summarized as, its steep slope which are normally between 30 to 35 degrees which makes this Iran ski holiday resort suitable for more professional skiers who enjoy speed, and second it altitude which is lower than Dizin and the operational season of Shemshak Ski resort is shorter than other major Iran Ski resort.

Skiing in Iran with Alibabatrek

Backcountry Skiing in Iran is relatively new and have only been practiced professionally in the past couple of years, as oppose to mountaineering that has been around for ages, hence you could find a handful of capable mountain guides, but very few capable Ski touring guides.

 There are certain attributes that qualifies a guide to be a safe and reliable Iran ski touring guide; first the guide should be an excellent skier, additionally Iran ski tour guides must be very good mountaineers to be able to ascend quickly with their ski gears and they also need to be educated and certified on mountain rescue techniques as well as special training on different type of snows and avalanches; a combination of cold weather, high altitude and risk of avalanche demands an experienced Iran ski touring guide to guarantee a safe and sound Iran backcountry skiing experience.

 We have handpicked the best that Iran has to offer when it comes to Iran ski touring guides; our guides are professional mountaineers with many successful International summits of 7000 and 8000 meters under their belt; they are members of Iran National Mountaineering team with many years of experience of Iran Central Alborz range, in addition they are among the top of Iran backcountry ski coaches and professional ski trainers; they are certified professionals not only in ice climbing and rock climbing but also mountain rescue with depth knowledge of different type of snow and avalanche. Added to all of theses capabilities is their very good command of English; you cannot find yourself and your teammates more reliable and experienced guides to accompany you in your Iran ski touring experience. With their in-depth knowledge of different trains and trails of Central Alborz Mountains and local weather and climate patterns, they can find you many alternatives should the weather turns on any of your Iran ski touring days and they are quite flexible and this would enable you to make the best out of your skiing days.

On top of a very experienced guide, our services includes, all the local transportation, all the accommodations including the mountain guest hosts and camps with full board services, as well as porters, and any other services that you might require; so you could focus on the technical aspect of your Iran ski tour and enjoy your skiing days.

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Iran Ski Mountaineering, Backcountry Skiing in Iran

Iran Ski Touring

Alborz mountain range which starts from northern part of Tehran and is stretched to the Caspian sea shores, are quite magnificent for Iran off piste skiing and would give you Iran best off-piste skis  experience to remember; you could choose among plenty of picks in this range, with their steep trails and high picks, all above 4000 meters; among them we would explore the cream of the crop of this range, Damavand Ski touring, Alamkuh Ski touring and Doberar Ridge Ski touring, all central Alborz predominant picks.

  1. Ski Damavand
  2. Alamkuh Ski Touring
  3. Dobarar Ridge Ski Tour

Ski Damavand, Damavand Ski touring

Thanks to its proper slopes, the facilities in the High Camp (Bargah-e-Sevom) and its 30 to 35 degrees slopes, it is the most popular, Ski Damavand and Damavand Ski touring route; additionally, the risk of avalanche is next to zero which makes ski Damavand among the safest Iran Ski touring and Iran backcountry skiing routs. Traditionally best season for Mount Damavand Ski touring has been early March to late April, give or take one or two weeks depending on the year and the amount of snow.

The Damavand Ski touring appeal is owed to a combination of adventure, high altitude climbs and Mountain ski touring rather than the skiing experience per se.

Alamkuh, Iran Ski touring

The opportunities for Ski touring in Mount Alamkuh compared to Ski Damavand is more diverse yet due to small avalanche risk, and requires cautiousness. Average slope in the south face which is suitable for ski touring is 30 to 35 degrees, slight higher then Damavand Ski Slopes though. With many picks in Alamkuh ski touring range, you could easily spend a week and enjoy your Iran ski touring package, in this area.

Dobarar Ridge, Iran Ski tours

Sixty-five kilometers covering more than 100 picks over 4000 meters, Dobarar range is one of the most spectacular areas to satisfy your adventure cravings for Iran ski touring; Its accessibility by 3 hours drive from Tehran to Lasem village and 30 minute’s walk every day to the snow is only one the appealing aspects of this Iran Ski touring popular destination. It turns into a gigantic piste with many slopes and trails (from 25 to 45 degrees) after the avalanche sprees up until February. This Iran ski touring package could serve as the acclimatization tour before Damavand ski touring.

Iran Ski Equipment Needed

Off-Piste Ski, Backcountry Skiing :

Here’s a checklist of the equipment that you will need for our Iran Ski Touring:

Clothing:

  • Warm hat
  • Thin gloves
  • Thick gloves (waterproof)
  • Thin socks
  • Thick socks
  • Neck gaiter
  • Base layer
  • Mid Layer
  • Ski clothing (Pants and Jacket, Waterproof and breathable)

Technical Gears:

  • Helmet
  • Ski rucksack
  • Transceiver, Shovel and Probe
  • Skis, Skins, Bindings
  • Ski boots
  • Goggles (Protective eyewear)
  • Ski poles
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On-Piste Ski, Ski Resorts :

Here’s a checklist of the equipment that you will need for our Iran Ski Touring:

Clothing:

  • Warm hat
  • Thin gloves
  • Thick gloves (waterproof)
  • Thin socks
  • Thick socks
  • Neck gaiter
  • Base layer
  • Mid Layer
  • Ski clothing (Pants and Jacket, Waterproof and breathable)

Technical Gears:

  • Helmet
  • Ski rucksack
  • Transceiver, Shovel and Probe
  • Skis, Skins, Bindings
  • Ski boots
  • Goggles (Protective eyewear)
  • Ski poles

Iran Ski Tours Packages

  • Adventure
  • 7 Days
  • Feb. to May
  • Phys.Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Adventure
  • 7 Days
  • Jan. to Apr.
  • Phys. Rating: 3 out of 5
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  • 6 Days
  • Feb. to May
  • Phys. Rating: 5 out of 5

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