damavand-ski


Ski Mountaineering
Ski Mountaineering, Mt Damavand Ski Resort
Damavand is a popular peak for mountaineering, due to its great height 5671m, easy skiable slopes and quick accessibility from capital city Tehran, it is gaining popularity rapidly for ski mountaineering off-piste and snowboard in recent decade.

There are mild downhill skiing slopes for descents up to 3000m, for sure it is one of the world's finest ski mountaineering resort, there are heavy winter snow falls in this field due to vicinity of Caspian Sea.

The south face it is not technical and it is the recommended route for ski, this side has mild slope for climbing up to the 5000m, after that height it gets a little steeper, skinning could be dangerous and difficult and on other faces. There is no gondola or telecabin lift in this ski resort, so you should ascend on feet or on ski and ski down.

Depending to the weather, the amount of snow differs each year, the ski season may starts from November or December and last untill mid May, tours generally go in March & April, it is highly recommended to check the snow condition in advance and before you fix your programme and travel to the area.


Damavand Winter view
Mount Damavand Winter view
Photo by A. Soltani

Targeted Activities
Climbing, hiking trekking, mountaineering, summer and winter climbing, skiing, snowboarding, off-piste skiing, ski mountaineering, down hill skiing, boarding.

Resort Statistics
Camp 1 Polour Hut
Camp 1 Reyneh

Camp 3 Bargah
Camp 3 New Hut

Quick Facts
Vertical Drop
You may freeride your way down from one of these places to the starting point Gravel Road Junction No5 in GPS Landmark:
3200 m from Summit
1700 m from Camp3 New Hut
600 m from Camp2 Base

Altitude: 5671m
Max Vertical Drop: 3200 m
Highest Resort Altitude: 4250 m
Lowest Resort Altitude: 2270 m

Snow Depths: 2 to 5m
Skiing at night: No
Distance from Tehran: 80km

Season Availability
Skiing season varies from November to April
Open to Public: 7 days a week, all year round.

Disadvantage
No lift facilities, telecabin, gonola ot cable cars

Weather
6 Day Weather Forecast for Mt Damavand

Location
Located on Haraz Road 80km North East of Tehran , in Mazandaran Province.

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

How to go, Transportation
Fly to Tehran IKA International Airport and then travel by road to Polour Village or Reyneh Town. The journey time is about 1.5 to twoo hours drive from Tehran. 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 holidays and weekends.

Major ski resorts near the area
Ali Ski Resort
Darbandsar Ski Resort
Dizin Ski Resort
Lasem off piste ski area
Shemshak Ski Resort
Tochal Ski Resort

Other Ski Resort In Iran
Alvares, Ardabil
Ardakan, Fars
Chelgard, Shahr e Kord
Dena Yasuj
Kakan, Yasuj
Khor, Khoor
Khoshaku, Urmi
Kuhrang, Kohrang, Bakhtiyari
Sabalan Ardabil
Sahand, Tabriz
Sepidan, Kohkiluyeh v Boyerahmad
Shahmirzad, Semnan
Shandiz, Khorasan
Shirkoh Yazd
Tarik darreh, Hamadan

Warning
Mt Damavand weather could change to disastrous quickly in winter, with freezing temp falling bellow -60°C at the top and winds speed above 100km/h, you should be well-experienced for such a tough winter climb or ski expeditions in harsh condition and be aware that rescue team and medical facilities are not available in case of any accident, avalanche, injury or emergency condition, you must rely only on your own experience and good luck for surviving, so it is very essential to take extra care for either climbing or skiing on Mt. Damavand in winter and it is done by your own risk only. Visit also Disclaimer

Mt. Damavand Winter view
Mt Damavand Ski Mountaineering Photo by A. Soltani


South Route Map Mt Damavand
Mt. Damavand South Route Map

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