FreeRide
ski in Tehran


Overview

Category
Participants4-12
Duration10 Days
Activitiesfree Touring, walking, Trekking, sightseeing
Priceplease contact us
Services
Available on Feb, Mar, Apr


sedimental prominencies of Alborz range are all in east-west direction and some of valleys delivered a cozy location for people to settle their life and home. One of its part with almost 4000m of elevation is very close to Tehran. Touchal mountain with facilitated ski resort, hosted skiers for more than 50 years.


Iran
Not just dry lands

winter is cold, winter is here

Snow
somewhere slight but some where ...

meet and sense a new winter

Mountains
high enough to remain white

Snow covered mountains are always a big surprise

ski touring
new destination for ski touring

one of oldest nations with ancient history hosting new adventure


Itinerary


Aperture Flight to Tehran and first meet will be on 1st day plan. Also for introducing Iranian atmosphere and get in touch with locals, we would have a full day exploration in traditional and modern parts of city in 2nd day. Tehran in a big city and offer several opportunities for day and night visits.
fro our first day of ski and for warm up our body in Iranian condition we start in "Darbandsar" ski resort in 60km northwest of Tehran. With an hour of drive and we will arrive there and give us 3-4 hour of ski in different routes.
Today, after a short drive to northern part of city we get to bottom of Touchal mountains, where first station of cable gondola placed. It just takes almost an hour in cabin to get to 3700m at last station in ski resort. We would have trials on different lift to warm up and then get to Igol valley starting point to catch our main goal and ski it down for 1500m. We will have a same plan on 5th day but in a Ahar valley.
Dizin is biggest ski resort in Iran. we need to drive 3h in road 59 to arrive in our hotel at bottom of of the piste. On our first day we try different lifts to get close to borders and luckily try beyond rural slopes. Dizin is wide and gave several chances to free riders. That's what we gonna do in 7th day too. Depending on weather, on 8th day, after a short touring in Dizin summit we get to east to descend down from Darbandsar.
In 9th day we return back to Tehran and will have free time in city. The day after a full day of cultural visit with a guide will be our plan. Then we pack our stuff get ready for flight back home.

Ski is a new branded sport in Iran but after years of hibernation, recently stared to move forward and many clubs stablished to instruct new wave of attracted people.
In between, FreeRiding has its own safe space, due to energy and visual attraction of moments


Technical detail

Darbandsar
Ahar
Igol
Dizin I
Dizin II
Darbandsar II
Darbandsar
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Descend(m) Hotel. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Darbandsar Darbandsar 3500 1000 1300 3 3/5
4 Touchal Ahar 3965 1700 1300 6 3/5
5 Touchal Igol 3965 1800 1300 5 4/5
6 Dizin Dizin 3600 1000 2600 3 3/5
7 Dizin Dizin 3600 1000 2600 3 3/5
8 Dizin Darbandsar 3600 1100 1300 5 4/5
Ahar
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Descend(m) Hotel. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Darbandsar Darbandsar 3500 1000 1300 3 3/5
4 Touchal Ahar 3965 1700 1300 6 3/5
5 Touchal Igol 3965 1800 1300 5 4/5
6 Dizin Dizin 3600 1000 2600 3 3/5
7 Dizin Dizin 3600 1000 2600 3 3/5
8 Dizin Darbandsar 3600 1100 1300 5 4/5
Igol
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Descend(m) Hotel. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Darbandsar Darbandsar 3500 1000 1300 3 3/5
4 Touchal Ahar 3965 1700 1300 6 3/5
5 Touchal Igol 3965 1800 1300 5 4/5
6 Dizin Dizin 3600 1000 2600 3 3/5
7 Dizin Dizin 3600 1000 2600 3 3/5
8 Dizin Darbandsar 3600 1100 1300 5 4/5
Dizin I
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Descend(m) Hotel. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Darbandsar Darbandsar 3500 1000 1300 3 3/5
4 Touchal Ahar 3965 1700 1300 6 3/5
5 Touchal Igol 3965 1800 1300 5 4/5
6 Dizin Dizin 3600 1000 2600 3 3/5
7 Dizin Dizin 3600 1000 2600 3 3/5
8 Dizin Darbandsar 3600 1100 1300 5 4/5
Dizin II
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Descend(m) Hotel. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Darbandsar Darbandsar 3500 1000 1300 3 3/5
4 Touchal Ahar 3965 1700 1300 6 3/5
5 Touchal Igol 3965 1800 1300 5 4/5
6 Dizin Dizin 3600 1000 2600 3 3/5
7 Dizin Dizin 3600 1000 2600 3 3/5
8 Dizin Darbandsar 3600 1100 1300 5 4/5
Darbandsar II
Day From To max.Altitude(m) Descend(m) Hotel. Altitude(m) Distance Difficulty Level
3 Darbandsar Darbandsar 3500 1000 1300 3 3/5
4 Touchal Ahar 3965 1700 1300 6 3/5
5 Touchal Igol 3965 1800 1300 5 4/5
6 Dizin Dizin 3600 1000 2600 3 3/5
7 Dizin Dizin 3600 1000 2600 3 3/5
8 Dizin Darbandsar 3600 1100 1300 5 4/5

Accommodation
Transportation
Guide
Camp
suppurting
Accommodation

Accommodation in different cities are defined due primary basic agreements of this tour and  might goes to 5 star or local houses. Stars and branding of hotels in Iran may not match some of detailed standards but includes all of basic comfort necessities. According to location all may not be possible, but simple 3 star hotel with shower and fresh bed sheets are always possible. Overnight in camp tents are all supported by us with suitable tent and mattress.

Transportation

Roads are most developed transportation substructure in Iran and easily reliable for planning a tour. Also drive and driving services are available every where. Its always better to hire locals special when we get far from big cities. Quality of service may not be guaranteed but they wont let you down.

for longer routs bus transportation will be reasonable, because its the main system. If you are not sensitive to accurate minutes in public buses, then you would enjoy comfort of seats and sometimes magnificent sideview in long drives.

Private van or buses are wonderful for groups. With a simple organizing they can go everywhere anytime.

Train trips are accessible but rails are not conducted to every corner and and station sometimes are far from city. Even in this situation its recommended for some routs.

Flights are daily available from Tehran to big cities. To fly between other cities it may not be possible every day or every time. 

Guide

Training and classification of guiding service is young here, as its industry, Tourism.

But guides are always respected & recommended several times, they may not be trained but they have big heart. In cities or mountain they have great experience in technical subjects and also long history to travel with foreigners.

In recent years, there is a big wave of graduated guides that had join to business and grow it to a different stages. accuracy and standards are easy to feel with them.

Camp

In exploring wonders of nature and approaching far destination, it is inevitable to set a camp in different locations, based on local information. Water sources or rain and flood streams or ... are important to locate camp site. We support all equipment such as suitable tent and mattresses beside all necessary info and connections, and also we can provide a quiet service like kitchen and dinning tent with variable menu.

suppurting

We do always try to plan and predict every aspect of  tour and also ready to add or call other supporting options to handle any surprising condition. 


Dizin


Dizin is biggest and most equipped ski resort in Iran. Its located in north west of Tehran and is accessing from road 59. Dizin mountain has a peak at 3600 while its bottom starting point is 2600 and whole valley is facing north. This great geographical location and more facilities like more than 15 lifts or 4*hotels in very bottom of piste, handed a great ski opportunity.


Alborz


Alborz mountain range, is a sedimentary range of rocks for more than 600km which stretch some parts to 130km could raised for more than 4000m. Its rocks may formed between 400-20 m years ago and define high barrier for Caspian sea clouds. So its green on the north and dry in the south. Valleys are reach and generated with water and peaks have snow over year.


Tehran


Tehran is the most populated city in Iran, center for large scale trades and businesses, place for biggest universities, location of important events, seat for government and ruling court, and in one word Tehran is capital of Iran.
In Tehran you witness how Iranian traditions adopt most new branded technologies.


Touchal


Somewhere in one of valleys in most close mountains to Tehran, In 3500m of elevation, a ski resort has constructed 50 years ago, equipped with 5 different lifts and 900m of elevation, equipped with a hotel an restaurant, as highest mountain hotel in globe. This very close ski destination, is facilitated with 7.5km of cable gondola.


Darbandsar


“Darbandsar” ski resort in 60km northwest of Tehran, as second biggest ski resorts of Iran with 900m of elevation and 6 different lifts has attracts variety of amateur and professional speed-skiers in 4-5 months of year. It has equipped with snow makers and could be maintained in warm lower elevations.


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