SKIING IN IRAN

In the Alborz mountains north of Tehran wild landscapes of rarefied oxygen host few chalets of western inspiration, with a vintage twist. If snow sports are not new in Iranian history, their development on a wide scale is young, witnessing a slow but steady expansion.

Foreign travelers grow considerably in number from one year to the following, while the local young generations recently started to improve in freestyle ski and snowboard, with the help of foreign organizations. Families and youth often head to the mountain to get away from the chaos and the strictly controlled atmosphere of Tehran, giving life to scenes that are very dissimilar from the stereotypical representations of Iran.