1900 – 3850M
1x Gondola – 2x Chairlifts – 1 Ski lift (Out of order)
From November to May
650,000 Rials – 19 $
Imagine a 15,000,000 inhabitants city, north of it a big mountain and a huge gondola taking you in 30min up to 3800m… Welcome to Tehran !
Builded at the end of the seventies, right before the Islamic Revolution, Tochal ski resort is part of a multi-activity complex located North Tehran. Tochal is a leisure place for Tehranian, who come to breath fresh air, do sports and enjoy many activities such as : skiing or snowboarding, summer sledge, zipline, coaster, restaurants, hotel…
To reach the ski area, the 7km ride gondola, constructed by the french company POMA, can fit up to 6 persons per cabin.
At Tochal ski resort, the winter season lasts up to 7 months with 100% natural snow ! If smog isn’t to dense, you will experience a breathtaking panoramic view of Tehran from top of the gondola.
On the other side of the mountain, North-West exposure, you will find the ski area equipped with 3x lifts : 2x chairlifts (three seats) and 1x unused ski lift. The 2x slopes of the resort are nice, wide and properly groomed everyday. You will be amazed by the quality of the snow.
Using the lifts, off-piste trails are limited. However, wether you know where to go, you can experience really long off-pistes : Starting from Tochal Peak back to the valley leading to Dizin, Shemshak and Darbandsar ski resorts.
Since 2017, a terrain park is built by a small team of volunteers, who are passionate about snowboard and ski freestyle.
★ Services : Ski and clothing rental (about 40 $ to rent skis + shoes + clothes) – Ski school – Restaurant – Hotel – Shops – Other activities
Go North Tehran in Velenjak district by taxi or a “snapp” (the local “Uber”). Depending on your location in Tehran, price may vary a lot !
For public transportation, a regular bus line pass through Velenjak near complex’s entrance.
Due to its proximity with Tehran, numerous accommodations are available at Tochal ! You can even sleep on the slope at 3500m, in “Tochal Hotel”.
Finally, as anywhere else in Iran but even more in Tehran, Couchsurfing is from far the the best way to meet up with locals, create good memories and of course save some money !
Find more informations and photos on those websites :
- Tochal.org : Official website of Tochal complex
- Instagram Tochal : Official Instagram account of Tochal complex
- Instagram Compilation : Nice compilation of photos from Tochal
- Amelli.net : Great and well detailed blog post about Tochal
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