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Dizin Off-Piste and Damavand Ski Touring

Dizin Off-Piste and Damavand Ski Touring

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Here we have Dizin off-piste and Damvand ski touring program. Dizin is one of the most popular ski resorts of Iran and the destination of this travel. With a 2-3 hour drive from Tehran, one can reach Dizin ski resort. Of course, the road condition and traffic level can affect the driving time. At the lowest section, it is 2650m and at the highest, it is 3600m. The resort is famous for hosting ski events of the country and it has 23 Ski slopes, 4 gondola lifts and 2 chair lifts.

The resort is also a popular destination of off-piste skiing with different peaks. The most common of these peaks are Siah Gholeh, Sandoq Chal, Gavazni, Siah Chal and the path of Qajereh. For ski touring in this area, the guide will consider the snow level and weather condition, and then choose one of the mentioned peaks for skiing.

Then we will head to Damavand (5610m). We have a drive with 4×4 cars to the trailhead. The passage is the same we take in the summer to Gosfandsara, but because of the snow, we cannot reach it. The cars will go as much as they can and then the ski touring begins. At the end of the program, there is a city tour of Tehran. Below you can read more about Dizin off-piste and Damavand ski touring.

Cultural Extension

  • Destination: Tehran City Tour
  • Cultural Sites: Golestan Palace, Tehran Grand Bazaar, Iran National Museum

 General Equipment List for Ski


  • Sleeping bag with -5 comfort
  • Mattress


  • Sandals or Crocs
  • Sports shoes
  • Trekking shoes


  • Ski touring ski
  • Skin
  • Boot
  • Crampons
  • Repair kit
  • Telescopic or fixed ski poles with large plate


  • Duffle bag
  • Day backpack 30-40 Liter


  • Personal aid kit
  • Water bottle and flask
  • Pocket knife
  • Sunscreen
  • Crampons
  • Carabiner
  • Sling
  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Avalanche probe
  • Ice axe
  • Snow shovel
  • Mountaineering harness
  • Rope cord 7mm/10m long
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Quick dry towel
  • Personal medicine
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  • Dress Code
    Trekking socks-Ski socks-Base layer top and Bottom-Synthetic mid-layer-Windproof and waterproof pants-Windproof and waterproof jacket-Thick down jacket-Ski touring pants-Fleece or wool jacket-Fleece or wool pants-Long sleeve t-shirt-Warm hat-Base layer gloves-Over gloves-Expedition glove- Balaclava-Headband and scarf-Sunglasses and goggles-Helmet-Gaiters
  • Included
    Ascend Permits
    City Tour Guide
    Means of carrying loads
    mountain Accidents Insurance
    Mountain Guide
    Visa reference code
  • Not Included
    Coffee Services
    Entrance Fee to visited sites

Tour Plan

Dizin Hotel
Dizin Hotel
Polour Lodge
Local house
Local house
Gosfandsara Mosque
Bargah Sevom Shelter

Tour Location

Day 1: Arrival to Tehran (1189m) and transfer to Dizin (~3800m)

Now the Dizin off-piste and Damavand ski touring program officially begins. After arrival to IKA airport and meeting the Atour Adventure agent, you will head to Dizin. It will take around 3 hours to get there and then you will check-in to hotel Dizin. Naturally, the arrangement of this day highly depends on your arrival flight.

Day 2: Ski touring in Dizin (~3800m) 

Based on the weather condition and snow level, we will choose one of the mountains mentioned in the overview and then ski in that peak. Then we will return to the hotel for the night. The meals will be in restaurant.

Day 3: Ski touring in Dizin (~3800m)

On this day, we will head to another peak and ski there. For the night, we will return to hotel. Like the previous day, the meals are in restaurant.

Day 4: Transfer to Polour (2300m) 

Today, we head to Polour (2300m) and rest for summiting Mount Damavand. The overnight is in the Polour mountaineering lodge and the guide will prepare the meals. The overnight might be in Rineh or in local house, depending on the availability of the place.

Day 5: Ski touring to Bargah Sevom (4200m) 

Now, we will head to the trailhead and ski touring to Bargah Sevom (4200m). Our overnight stay is going to be at Bargah Sevom shelter. We will have lunchboxes and the guide prepares the dinner.

Day 6: Summiting Damavand (5610m) 

Early in the morning, we ascend to the peak. After summiting Damavand, participants will ski down to Bargah Sevom Shelter and enjoy the rest of the day and night at the shelter.

Day 7: Reserve Day

As it is the ski season, the weather might be quite unstable. So the participants must be prepared for any change of the weather. The reserve day is here for that purpose and can replace the summit day.

Day 8: Back to the Tehran (1189m) 

Here, we will ski down to the trailhead and then ride 4x4s to Polour or Rineh. Then, we head to Tehran, check-in to hotel and rest for the night. Breakfast is in shelter, but we will have lunch and dinner in restaurant.

Day 9: Tehran city Tour (1189m) 

After days of being in mountains, now we have a chance to get familiar with the culture of people. This is the day of Tehran city tour and we visit the highlights of Tehran. In the evening, we return to hotel, getting ready for the departure.

Day 10: Time to say goodbye

Departure. Based on the departing flight, we will arrange a transfer to the airport.

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