DARBANDSAR

Information

From 2600m to 3600m

2x Skilifts
3x Chairlifts
1x Gondola

2x Green slopes
2x Red slopes

Ski Pass 850,000 Rials

Open everyday from December to May

Ski resort

Bought by a private investor a few years ago, Darbandsar is nowadays developing fast. The resort located one hour away from Tehran, has some great assets and attracts each year more and more skiers !

To give you an idea, the resort recently bought new lifts, snow makers and 2 brand new groomers will be delivered for 2018 winter season.

From the top of Darbandsar, you can see (and access by ski touring) the last gondola’s station of Dizin ski resort. I heard that a project of linking the 2 resorts is currently under study.

★ Services : Night skiing – Ski and clothing rental – Ski shops – Restaurants – Ski cours – Other activities

Ski area

Darbandsar ski area is behind Dizin the biggest one in Iran ! In few years, the resort took over in term of size and diversity Tochal and Shemshak ski resorts, becoming more and more popular among Iranian skiers.

Darbandsar, Iran’s most modern ski resort, is now equipped with 2x four seats chairlifts, 1x two seats chairlift, 1x twelve places gondola and 2 ski lifts.

Starting from the summit, the main slope is wide, groomed everyday and offers 900m of vertical drop. Half of it is equipped with a few snow makers and lights for night skiing. Away from this main axis, a ski lift serves an other red slope, perfect for training.

Potential for freeskiing is huge in Darbandsar ! However, for safety and responsibility reasons, off-piste skiing is not allowed. If you still want to explore around, here are the 3 options :

  1. Negotiate with the ski patrol to get an authorization
  2. Don’t buy any pass and go ski touring
  3. Act like you know nothing “John Snow” !

Keep in mind that Iranian’s rules are different than in Europe.

Access

From the Eastern side of Tehran, one hour (60km) is required to reach the ski resort located on the same road than Shemshak and Dizin ski resorts.

You will find bus lines between Tehran and Fasham. The easiest is definitely to get a Taxi straight from Tehran. I personally went from Tehran (Sa’Adat Abad) to Shemshak for only 12 $ with a Snapp ride.

All skiers from Tehran are passing through this route – Try to hitchhike ! To do so, get out from the city using (metro + taxi) and get there on road 425.

GPS coordinates : 36.021309, 51.465815
Google Maps : https://goo.gl/maps/9hKojgu8hW62

Lodging

For accommodation, Shemshak is located a few minutes away from the slopes and offers all of what you need. To know more about it, check out Shemshak’s page – See here.

An other option is to get a room in Dizin ski resort. From there, you can reach Darbandsar by ski touring or by taking a taxi from the 2nd station parking lot.

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