What is the best season for skiing in Iran ski resorts?
The ski season in Iran is normal from December to late-April; however, it might begin a month earlier or end a month later depending on annual precipitation.
Are there any hotels near Iran ski resorts?
Yes, usually there is a hotel with the same name near the ski resort such as Dizin Hotel or Tochal Hotel which is located at 3600 m of altitude. Spending a day at one of these hotels can be very enjoyable after skiing in Iran ski resorts.
What type of accommodation will I have during Iran ski tours? ( hotel or guesthouse)
We normally chooses hotels as accommodation for our skiers but it’s possible to request an apartment, chalet or guesthouse instead.
Are cable car (Telecabin) and chairlift fees included in ski tour packages?
Yes our ski tour packages include lift and entrance fees, accommodation, and transportation.
What is the necessary equipment for skiing in Iran?/ what type of equipment do I need for skiing in Iran?
You can find a list of the necessary equipment for skiing in Iran webpage on our website or in the equipment section of our Iran skiing tour webpage. It’s also possible to rent the equipment if you don’t have them.
Can I rent skiing equipment?/ Can I rent skiing equipment or do I have to bring them along?
Providing skiing equipment is not included in our Iran tour package; however, you can rent the equipment that you don’t have or can’t bring to Iran. You can request the equipment that you don’t have after checking the complete list of the necessary equipment on our website. It’s recommended to use your own ski boots and skis to be more comfortable. You can rent ski poles, clothes, and even ski boots and skis at most ski resorts in Iran for 15 – 25 euros.
Is there risk of avalanches at Iran ski resorts?
No, there is no risk of avalanches inside Iran ski resorts as the surface is flattened by Snowcats. In case excessive snowfall increases the risk of avalanches the roads leading up to the ski resort will be blocked. Tochal ski resort and Tochal Telecabin (cable car) won’t be accessible as well in similar situations.
Can I add an Iran cultural tour to my Iran skiing tour?
Yes, you can choose the Iran cultural tourpackage that you like from our website and book it for after or before your Iran ski tour. Our experts will kindly help you choose the Iran tour package that suits you best based on your schedule and the weather. You can also request a customized tour in the Iran tailor-made tours section on our website. You’ll receive a bundle discount if you book both tours.
What are the best ski resorts in Iran?
The best ski resorts in Iran are near Tehran, the capital of the country. Some of the most famous ski resorts near Tehran are Dizin, Darbandsar, Shemshak, Tochal, Abali. Among them, Dizin is the largest ski resort and Tochal has the most elevation with 3600 m of altitude.
What should I do if I get injured while skiing in Iran?
In case you get injured the resort staff will immediately take you to the nursery to receive medical attention. If your injury is severe you’ll be taken to one of the equipped hospitals in Tehran.
What are the opening hours of ski resorts in Iran?
Ski lifts normally work from 8 AM to 3-4 PM daily. However; the ski resort working hours might vary or the resort might get closed under unstable weather conditions as skiing may be dangerous.
Where is Dizin ski resort?
Dizi ski resort is the largest and most popular ski resort in Iran. It’s located 70 km northeast of Tehran. Check out the link below for more information on Iran ski resorts.
What is the average temperature at Iran ski resorts during the day?
The average temperature at Iran ski resorts is usually between -5 to -10 Celsius during ski season. This number is almost 5 degrees lower for Tochal ski resort due to its high elevation.
What types of food will I get during my Iran ski tour?
On the days of yourIran ski tour you’ll have breakfast and dinner at the hotel and get a pack including a sandwich, water, juice, and a small snack for lunch.
Are there toilets at the ski resorts?
What should women wear while skiing in Iran?
Women are generally required to cover their hair in public areas in Iran. They are allowed to wear normal skiing clothes while skiing in Iran but have to follow a certain dress code in the city. Check out the link below to learn more about Iran dress code.
Can I visit Iran historical attractions during my ski tour?
We normally include one or two days of Tehran sightseeing in our Iran skiing tour packages to give skiers a chance to learn about the culture and history of Iran. However, you can add an Iran cultural tour to your skiing tour if you want to learn more about Iran.
You can find a list of our tours in the link below.
Is it possible to make changes in the Iran ski resort tour package or the travel itinerary?
Yes. Our private Iran skiing tours can be altered based on your preferences. You only need to mention the desired changes in the comment section when booking your Iran ski resorts tour. Our experts will contact you later and ask for the details. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to change the travel itinerary for Iran group tours except for minor changes.
How can I get an Iran visa for my Iran ski trip ? How much does it cost? How long does the process take?
Obtaining an Iran visa normally takes around two weeks for citizens of most countries. The process takes between 1 and 2 months and sometimes more for passport holders of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Visa services are included in our Iran ski tour packages. If you’re not traveling with us, you can ask for a visa service or apply for it on your own. Check the Iran Visa Page for more information on Iran tourist visa and visa fees.
Can I leave the stuff I don’t need for my Iran ski resorts tour at the Cheetah-Adventures office?
Yes. You can leave your extra luggage at our office. Your stuff will be safe with us and you can pick them up later or request for them to be sent to your address.
Can I request private accommodation or do I have to use shared accommodation?
The default type of accommodation for our Iran ski tours is a hotel. You can request an apartment or a chalet (at some ski resorts) as well. Note that the sooner you make your request the better choices you’ll have.
What is the capacity of Iran group tours?
An Iran small group tour normally consists of less than 10 people. You can book an Iran private tour package with the number of your companions. Larger group tours can be perfectly performed by increasing the number of tour guides. Cheetah-Adventures have successfully performed tours with more than 20 people. A Persian tour guide will be designated for the tour for every 4 people for safety measures.
Can solo travelers join Iran small group tours?
Absolutely. You can choose one of our Iran small group tour packages with a fixed date. These Iran tour packages are designed for solo travelers and those traveling in small groups. They are also a great option for travelers who are cost-sensitive and looking for a more affordable Iran tour. You can find fixed-date offers in the price section for each Iran tour package.
Are Wi-Fi and Mobile Phone signals accessible during my Iran ski tour?
Yes, cell phone signals are accessible at all ski resorts in Iran. You can buy an Iranian SIM card and use its data connection. In addition, free Wi-Fi is available at most hotels and other types of accommodation. Cheetah-Adventures provides the travelers with a portable Wi-Fi modem for free so they’d have access to Wi-Fi outside the hotel.
Will I be provided with accident insurance if I get injured during my Iran tour? What will happen to me in this case?
All travelers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to traveling to Iran. Insurance companies offer different types of insurance and services. We recommend you check the sorts of medical attention and accidents that your travel insurance offers when purchasing it and get another one if necessary.
How much cash will I need for my Iran ski resorts tour?
You won’t need much cash money if your Iran ski tour is full-board since meals and accommodation are included. We recommend you have the Rial equivalent of 50 euros cash in case you want to buy extra snacks or souvenirs. You can always ask your guide for cash if you run out and pay them back later. On the other hand, if your ski tour doesn’t include meals, 50 euros will still suffice.
Can I use credit cards for skiing in Iran ?
No. Unfortunately, credit cards and international debit cards can’t be used in Iran and you have to pay for everything in cash. Our team at Cheetah-Adventures travel agency always values the comfort and satisfaction of travelers, thus you’ll be given a Persian debit card to use during your trip. You can charge this card anytime you want by giving dollars or euros to your guide or transferring money to our account. Note that the exchange rate will be calculated daily.
How long before my Iran ski trip should I book my skiing tour?
If you’re a meticulous person and plan things in advance we recommend you book your Iran ski tour 3 to 6 months in advance and get an early bird discount.
Generally, it’s recommended to book your Iran ski tour package at least two months before the beginning of your Iran trip. This way we’ll be able to apply for your Iran tourist visa in time and book the best accommodation for you. If you’ve already obtained your Iran visa or are currently in Iran you can book a tour up to one week before the start date; however, you’ll have limited options for accommodation. Note that the visa process takes longer for passport holders of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada thus; these travelers have to book their tour at least 3 months in advance.
Is there any important medical or dietary information I should know about Iran?
Yes. Please inform us of any special diseases such as cardiac disease, respiratory disease, or brain lesion background, or any prescription drugs you need to take. Also please let us know if you’re on a special diet (vegetarian, vegan, etc.) or have an allergy to any type of food (spices, gluten, lactose).
Can I have a private Iran ski resorts tour with a private guide?
Yes. You can request a private tour, a tour that only includes you and friends or family that you’re traveling with. It’s also possible to request a private guide on an Iran group tour.
Is it possible for female solo travelers to have a female tour guide?
Yes, you can request a female guide when booking your Iran ski tour package.