Deviating from this itinerary is unpreventable sometimes due to weather conditions, seasonal changes, avalanche, glacier on the road, any possible road blockage between the village and ski resorts or any other factor. We may change/cancel times and schedules for the safety of travelers if any of the mentioned incidents occur.
If you would like to be picked up from airport or go to airport after skiing tour there will be €35 extra charge.
The planned itinerary is travel from Tehran towards Shemshak village in the heart of Alborz Mountain and back to the capital again. It’s a 3 day self-guided ski package tour with three nights staying in a renovated house on top of Shemshak village. We will pick you up from your hotel in Tehran and send you to the ski resort. The driver is available for 3 days and you will have two transfers per day from the house to the ski resort in the morning and from the ski resort to the house. The house has good facilities for cooking, bathroom and sleeping.
Also the tour will come with breakfast which is prepared in your refrigerator and tea and coffee is available as much as you want in the house.
As there are three different ski resorts around the village, you can make the decision to choose which one of them you would like to ski on and we arrange to make a plan to transfer you according to your program.
This tour can be performed in the winter and the beginning of spring. The ski season for Dizin resort generally starts around mid-December and finishes in the end of March however the season for skiing in Shemshak and Darband Sar resorts is shorter depending on the volume of snow for the current year.
Northern Tehran is located on central Alborz mountains with a lot of high peaks over 4000 m from the sea level. Shemshak is the name of a village & a ski resort 50 Km away from north Tehran in the northeast. The village is on the Alborz Mountains and is one of three largest pists in Iran. Shemshak was a small and unknown village lost in the mountains before the beginning of the 20th century. Soon after discovering coal deposits in the region, Shemshak became important and a road was built to connect it to Tehran. After a few years at the end of mining operations, the village became a leisure resort for rich people due to its heavy snow winters and beautiful mountains surrounding it. In 1958, Shemshak ski resort was built, offering the upper class of Tehran a place to learn and practice this trendy sport from Europe. Today, Shemshak is a famous place for people to go for relaxation and enjoying its fresh weather. Even-though the resort hasn’t expanded since its opening, it is still one of the largest in Iran. The proximity of Shemshak with other ski resorts like Darbandsar and Dizin, makes it the Ski Capital of Iran! The ski resort base elevation is about 2,550 meters and the top elevation is about 3,050 meters. There is a hotel, some restaurants and ski, snowboard and sleigh rentals in the area. Also there are electric lights including LED lamps along the piste allowing better visibility for night skiing. The ski time in northern Tehran has changed year by year but in general the best time for skiing in Shemshak is early Dec to late March. There are a lot of mountains above 3000 & 4000m surrounding Shemshak village making it an amazing place for hiking and mountain biking during spring, summer and early autumn as well as skiing in the winter. For easy and moderate hike there are a few mountains over 3000m height attached to the village. The altitude of lower part of the village is around 2500m and with only 500m ascending you can reach the peaks above 3000m. For strenuous and challenging trekkers there are some famous mountains above the village such as Sarakchal with 4210m altitude from sea level. This trek could start from upper part of the village (Shemshak Bala) at 2700m towards the peak. The total ascend would be around 1500m. Around the village there are different route for verity of level from moderate level up to challenging level for mountain bike freak.
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