Empty skiing tracks in Iran

Empty skiing tracks in Iran
Iran enjoys largest untouched ski resort in world
The ski areas of Iran reach altitudes that eclipse even the highest tourist resorts of the Alps.

The Daily Daily Broadsheet ‘The Daily Telegraph’ in a recent report says Iran is the largest untapped ski resort in the world.

For most skiers and snowboarders, the idea of an off-piste paradise usually conjures up thoughts of the majestic peaks of Alaska, Verbier’s famous freeride field or Japan’s legendary dusty fields. Many, in a lasting way, would not consider looking at the mountains of Iran.

But hoping to lift the curtain on Iran’s off-piste terrain is Snoworks, a provider of ski courses based in the UK around the world. The company has announced a new trip to Iran’s top ski resorts for British skiers next March, along with tour operator Mountain Heaven.

Mountain Heaven’s Managing Director Nick Williams visited the country in March 2016 and was impressed by the terrain, the food, the friendly people and the atmospheric mountain cafes to launch their holidays. The Snoworks trip combines four of Iran’s main ski resorts: Dizin, Shemshak, Darbandsar and Tochal.

All resorts have unconnected off-piste areas accessed by a lift, but most skiers and snowboarders have probably never heard of them. Mountain Heaven also offers holidays in Dizin, Shemshak, and Darbandsar which, although not recommended for beginners, are based more on the slopes.

The Alborz Mountains in northern Iran extend from the border with Azerbaijan and along the western and southern coasts of the Caspian Sea. These holidays visit tourist centers in the center of the mountain range, to the north of the Iranian capital of Tehran.

The ski areas of Iran reach altitudes that eclipse even the highest tourist resorts of the Alps.

The Daily Telegraph quoted Phil Smith, Director of Snoworks, who said: “Skiing in Iran offers a real adventure, combining incredible culture and unforgettable skiing experiences.

“We will fly to Tehran with a stopover in the city before heading uphill in the Alborz Cordillera north of Tehran. Skiing in Iran is little known outside the country, but there is an immense mountain range, largely untapped.”

Snoworks will make your trip from March 10 to March 18, 2018, at a cost of £ 2,545 per person, based on two people sharing a room.

The price includes transfers, accommodation and breakfast provided by Ski Adventure Iran in association with Mountain Heaven, dinners at ski resorts, visa approval service, Snoworks guide instructions and tickets for any tourist visit to Tehran.