2600 – 2700M
2x Ski lifts (1x Out of order) – 2x rope tow (Out of order)
In the South-West of Iran, about hundred kilometers North from Shiraz, stands the small ski resort of Kakan.
Reachable within 20 minutes from the city of Yasuj, the resort is settled right next to Dena’s protected area, which concentrates more than 40 summits higher than 4000m !
During my visit in February 2017, Kakan ski resort was completely empty. A few weeks later, I randomly watched a TV report on national television explaining that the resort was bankrupted. Wait and see…
★ Services : Ski rental – Restaurant
As you may have understood, Kakan ski resort isn’t the most active resort in Iran. The ski area can be summarized in 1x slope served by 2x ski lifts (one is out of order) and abandoned 2 rope tows.
Considering the few informations I found on the internet, a restaurant should be located in one of the building at the bottom of the resort. Some pictures also suggests that the resort is equipped with a snow groomer.
Although the resort is closed and doesn’t offer great facilities, the surrounding area is a heaven for ski touring.
From Yasuj, a well maintained highway is going through the mountain and passing by Kakan. With a taxi from Yasuj, you can reach the resort for 10 to 12 $. You can also easily hitchhike there.
From Pooladkaf, a small road is connects the 2 resorts – about 30km. However in case of a snow fall or bad weather, I wouldn’t suggest you to use this path.
Coordonnées GPS : 30.671016, 51.725532
Google Maps : https://goo.gl/maps/ZYZzz9JWjyF2
There isn’t any accommodation facilities at Kakan ski resort. The easiest way is to go back to Yasuj and find a Hotel or a Host in the city.
The 2nd option, is to reach Pooladkaf ski resort, where you will find a hotel. Watch out for the road which could eventually be closed due to the snow.
Find more informations and photos on these website :
- Tellmeaboutiran.com : Nice photos of Kakan ski resort when it used to be opened
You have more informations about Kakan ? Contact me !