It is commonly believed that Iran is solely comprised of vast deserts, which is partly true considering the fact that the center of Iran has been covered with two large salt deserts in addition the hottest land surface on Earth in Dasht-e Lut (70.7 °C in Gandom Beryan part).
However, the topography of Iran also consists of rugged, mountainous rims surrounding high interior basins. The main mountain chain is the Zagros Mountains and the second one is the narrow but high Alborz Mountains, rimming the Caspian Sea coastal. Volcanic Mount Damavand, 5,610 meters (18,406 ft), located in the center of the Alborz, is not only the country’s highest peak but also the highest mountain on the Eurasian landmass west of the Hindu Kush.
It is not surprising then to know that there are more than 20 ski resorts in Iran and the good news is that some of the most popular ski fields have been located around the capital city of Iran, Tehran.
The most famous ski resorts of Tehran and Alborz province are called Shemshak and Dizin, which are located in majestic snowy peaks of Alborz Mountains. In addition, Darbandsar and Tochal ski resorts and complex are among the most touristic poles of Tehran which are easily within reach if you stay in the city.
Several resorts and hotels have been built in these areas to host amateur and professional skiers who intend to enjoy a snowy day and practice .This can be a great opportunity, as traveling to Iran is cheap and renting skiing equipment will cost notably less than other ski resorts in the world.
In the following, some of these lodges are being introduced to help you narrow down your options: