Tourist & Resident Guide to Iran

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Skiing in Iran

The are a number of excellent skiing resorts in Iran, mostly in the Alborz mountains to the north of the capital, Tehran, though there is also piste near Kermanshah and Tabriz.

Ski Resort, Alborz Mountains

The sport was introduced to Iran in the 1930s by German railway workers and often taken up by returning Iranian expats from Europe. In 1947 the Iranian Ski Federation came in to existence. Iranian skiiers now regularly compete at the winter Olympics.

Skiing was initially prohibited after the 1979 Revolution but was allowed again in 1988. Costs are minimal if you have the equipment (though everything can be hired at the resorts) and the season in the Alborz mountains lasts from November to the end of March.

Mount Damavand, Alborz Mountains

The slopes nearest to Tehran will be packed now at Dizin, Tochal and Shemshak for Noruz.

Iranian Ski Federation

Monday, March 20, 2006

Iranian Embassy in London

Iranian Embassy in London

Iranian Embassy

Iranian Embassy in the United Kingdom
16 Prince's Gate
London SW7 1PT

Nearest underground station is Knightsbridge on the Piccadilly Line

Iranian Embassy