Ski-AbAli


Ab Ali Ski Resort
Iran has so many excellent mountains to offer for mountaineering, hiking & trekking, winter sports, skiing, snowboarding, down hill skiing, gliding and mountain bicycling.
Ab Ali Ski Resort was the first ski slope to install mechanical ski lifts in Iran in 1953, located 70 Km NE of Tehran on the Haraze Road, it is the closest ski piste to Mt Damavand, with nice slopes for beginners and intermediates skiers.
This small slope is the birthplace of modern ski and the base of winter sport in Iran, it has a training site with skilled coaches giving good opportunity for newcomers to learn ski, it has some stalls which rent ski gears at low price, the entrance ticket is cheap too.


Ski Resort Ab Ali Tehran, Iran
Ab Ali Ski Resort Tehran, Iran
Photo By Naghashzade

This resort is situated in one of Iran touristic zones with a cool climatic in summer which also offers some wonderful non-skiing interests such as hiking & trekking, mountain climbing, thermal spring water, holy shrine Imam Zade Hashem, beautiful Mosha Village with lots of villas, many traditional restaurants and recreational facilities, making this region much unique from other ski fields in Iran.
There is also a private ski field owned by Iran Oil Company for their members, and an education's piste which is a comfortable training site.

Targeted Activities
Hiking, mountaineering, winter sport, skiing, snowboarding, off-piste skiing, mountaineering, down hill skiing, boarding
Other sports activities in the resort, tennis, horse riding and gliding.

Resort Statistics
Ab Ali lift facilities
Total 9 Ski Lifts
1 Telecabin, Gonola, Cable Cars
5 Dish tele-ski, surface lifts
3 Hammer tele-skis, surface lifts
6 restaurants
1 Hotel

Quick Facts
Oldest ski resort in Iran, built in 1932
Altitude: 2650m
Vertical Drop: 250m
Highest Lift: 2650m
Lowest Piste: 2400m
Resort Altitude: 2250m
Snow Depths: 1 to 2m
Skiing at night: No
Distance from Tehran: 70km

Season Availability
Skiing season varies from December to March.
Open to Public: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, all year round.

Disadvantage
Very crowded in winter.

Weather
6 Day Weather Forecast for Ab Ali Resort

Location
Located on Haraz Road 70km East of Tehran , Ab Ali Town, State Tehran, Country Iran.

Nearest Airport
IKA International Airport or Mehrabad Airport Tehran , Iran.

How to go, Transportation to Ab Ali Resort
Fly to Tehran IKA International Airport and then travel by road to Haraz Road . Only accessible by road and can be reached by coach or car. The journey time is about 60 to 80 minutes drive from Tehran, about 70 Km. After a heavy snowfall, snow chains may be necessary for some part of the journey.

There is no railway station in the area, the closest railway station is at Tehran.
Note - Haraz Road is crowded with traffic jams in weekends.

Major Ski Resorts Near Āb Alī - Ab Ali
Mount Damavand 25 km
Shemshak 51 km Darbandsar 53 km
Tochal 62 km
Dizin 63 km
Lasem off piste ski area 55 Km

Other Ski Resort In Iran
Alvares, Ardabil, Ardakan-Fars
Chelgard, Shahr e Kord,
Damavand, Larijan, Darbandsar,Dizin, Tehran
Kakan, Yasuj, Khor, Khoor, Khoshaku, Urmia,
Kuhrang, Kohrang, Bakhtiyari,
Sahand, Tabriz, Sepidan, Kohkiluyeh v Boyerahmad,
Shahmirzad, Semnan, Shandiz, Khorasan, Shemshak,
Tarik darreh, Hamadan, Tochal, Tehran

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