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Iran has started promoting skiing possibilities in the Middle East. There are lots of huge mountains with high peaks and appropriate slopes, a terrain most suitable for different types of skiing. Ski resorts have been built for the skiers who love this sport.

The highest peak of Iran is Damavand with 5671 m above sea level, located in north-east Iran on the Alborz range and can be seen from inside Tehran in Sunny days. The burnt out volcano is characterised by snow on top, all year round.  Along the same mountain range and close to Tehran, there are possibilities of skiing at different ski runs. Dizin, Tochal, Shemshak and Darbandsar are such places for Iranians as well as foreign enthusiasts.

Dizin is the largest skiing field in the region with Dizin Ski Resort in a fantastic geographic location, near Tehran. One of the advantages of Dizin skiing pist is that it has different ski runs, for beginners and professional skiers, so that one can ski in different styles one after another. There are several villas, hotels, cottages, restaurants, etc at Dizin.

Shemshak is the second largest ski area in Iran after Dizin including two ski lifts, three dish teleskis and two Hammer teleskis. The resort includes two main slopes each with a chair lift that apex at the top and several lifts. There are also lighting facilities for night skiing.

Tochal peak is right on the north of Tehran and at a perfect condition for skiing in Middle East. Access to the location is possible by cable car that starts from the north of Velenjak district in Tehran. A modern hotel has recently been constructed up at the peak for the skiers so that they can stay in a well-equipped accommodation. One can bring one’s ski gears or rent them in Iran at stalls located close to the ski pists.