When you think of Iran, skiing is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind. However, the Islamic Republic at the Persian Gulf is a real insider tip for winter sports lovers. Reasons are guaranteed snow until April as well as cheap ski passes and rental.
Most popular ski resorts include Dizin and Shemshak, both approximately 2 hours from Teheran. Right outside the Iranian capital you find Tochal's ski resort, popular mainly with weekend travellers from neighbouring countries. The wide and well-groomed slopes are suitable for skiers of all levels.