22 November 2009


Darbandsar Ski Resort
Darbandsar ski resort is is one of the best private slopes in Iran, located at Darbandsar Village 60 kilometers north east of Tehran in middle of Alborz Mountain Range near Mount Damavand. This small resort is on the slopes Mount Seechal, it is one of the 7 major ski resorts near capital and after the Shemshak Zone, it is the second most challenging resort in the region.
You may ski from Dizin to Darbandsar, but go back by car! If you like to ski continuously without losing your time in lifts queues, this resort is the best choice, because it is not crowded even during the peak of ski season, a great number of ski lovers attend this field.

Ski Resort Darbandsar Tehran, Iran
Darbandsar Ski Resort Tehran, Iran
Photo By Kamran

It also offers some good slopes for off-piste skiing and snowboarding for holidays and weekends, the area is a heaven for extreme skiers, a suitable place for acclimatization and practicing before attempting ski mountaineering in Mt Damavand Iran.
The Darbandsar resort is located in th Rundbar e Ghasran tourist mountain zone which includes some majestic tourist zone such as Maygoon, Zagoon, Shemshak, Darbandsar, Fasham, Oushan.
There is a great icefall closed to Darbandsar village called Hamaloon icefall, which is an ideal place for ice climbing, so there are alot to enjoy yourself.

Hamaloon icefall near Darbandsar Tehran, Iran
Hamaloon Icefall Tehran, Iran
Photo By Summitpost

Targeted Activities
Hiking, mountaineering, winter sport climbing, ice climbing, skiing, scrambling, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, off-piste skiing, rock, mountain bicycle, ski mountaineering.

Resort Statistics
Resort Type: Alpine
Board Leashes required: No
Heliboarding: : Not available
Snowmobiles: Not available
Variable Snow and Ice conditions!
From ice early in the morning to cream in afternoon
There are good coaches to teach you ski too.

Season Availability
Skiing time December to April
Open to Public: Weekdays.

Quick Facts
Altitude: 3150m
Snow Depths: 2 to 4m
Vertical Drop: 500m
Highest Lift: 3150m
Lowest Piste: 2650m
Skiing at night: No
Built in 1982
2nd choice in Roodbare Ghasran area.
Different levels: from beginner to experts.

Total 5 Ski Lifts
2 ski lift, chair lifts,
2 hammers
1 surface
Lift times: weekdays only
2 restaurants

Major Ski Resorts Near Darbandsar
Shemshak 2 Km
Dizin 10 Km
Mt Tochal 22 Km
Ab Ali 52 Km
Mt Damavand 55 Km

lack of accomodation and a low capacity of car park

Weather Forecast
6 Day Weather forecast and snow summary Darbandsar and Iran

Located in the Alborz Mountains, 60 Km northeast of Tehran , Village Darbandsar, State Tehran, Country Iran.

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

How to go, Transportation to Darbandsar
Fly to Tehran IKA International Airport and then travel by road to the Darbandsar Village . Only accessible by road and can be reached by coach or car. The journey time is about 60 to 90 minutes drive from Tehran, about 60 Km. After a heavy snowfall, snow chains are often necessary for the last part of the journey. There is no railway station in the area, the closest railway station is at Tehran.
Note in winter after a snow or stone avalanche the Dizin Road may be closes to traffic.

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