From 2000m to 2200m
3x Skilifts (1x Out of order)
1x Green slope
1x Red slope
Ski Pass 350,000 Rials
Open on Week-ends and Holidays from December to April
Khoshakoo ski resort (pronounced Roshakoo) is located in North-West Iran, 10km from Turkish border.
The nearest city is Urmia, called “Le Petit Paris” for its reputation of a free city (if you see what I mean…). Urmia is known worldwide for its salted lake, nowadays victim of an unprecedented environmental crisis. I suggest you to read those 2 posts to learn more about it : Wikipedia / The Guardian.
The region is mainly populated with Azeris people (Turks). By getting closer to the Turkish border, you will find numerous villages populated with Kurdish people.
★ Services : Ski rental – Restaurant – Other activities
The resort is equipped with 2x ski-lifts and 2x slopes – One green and one red slopes.
The first ski-lift serves the green slope and gives access to the second ski-lift. From there, you reach the top at 2,200m. Depending on snow conditions, you can from the summit ski the red ungroomed slope or go off-piste and enjoy the terrain.
Urmia’s paragliders come and fly in here during week-ends. The potential for ski touring and snow-kite is huge !
The resort is also a famous spot for “Tubing”, using old inner trucks’ tubes. Surely one of the most dangerous sport on earth.
One hour driving is required to reach Khoshakoo ski resort from Urmia. Serving numerous villages in the area, the road is well maintained during winters.
Urmia’s ski club organize every week-ends outings to Khoshakoo – A minibus is chartered for the members – Contact me for more informations. You can also get a taxi from Urmia for 15 $.
If you come to Khoshakoo, Sahand ski resort located near Tabriz might be on your way – Go and take a look !
GPS coordinates : 37.462188, 44.777630
Google Maps : https://goo.gl/maps/dRnj8rPZHgq
You won’t find any accommodation facilities at Khoshakoo ski resort.
However, sleeping in the main building is an option. Get in touch with the staff and be sure that Iranians will find a way to help you.
You will find many hotels in Urmia and have no problem to be hosted thanks to Couchsurfing.
You have more informations about this resort ? Contact me !