Tehran: Skiing - Snow Boarding

Modern and traditional, secular and religious, rich and poor

The ski slopes situated in the north of Tehran are world-famous for being some of the finest about. There are three main areas to ski, the most popular being the Dizin resort. Dizin is the highest in altitude of the resorts and its geographical location supports the longest period of suitable weather – half the year from November to May. Shemshak is the nearest ski resort to Tehran and is generally home to the trickier slopes, though despite its varying weather, it still pulls in the crowds.

Darbandsar is about an hours’ drive, being the most recent to open and caters for the beginners. Snowboarding in Tehran can also be perfected on these resorts, where it is estimated they make up over 30% of riders. Put simply, Tehran is perfect for skiing and snowboarding.