From the slopes of the Alborz Mountains around Tehran to the more remote Zagros Mountains farther west, explore this diverse country’s oft-unseen winter landscapes in the most fun way, on your skis.
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Any trip to Iran is likely to begin with a flight into the international airport outside of Tehran (IKA). Once you’ve arrived there will be plenty of options to get to your final destination by either bus or train. Many guides also include transport in their trip packages.
While you’re here be sure to take advantage of see all of Iran’s natural beauty. From snow-capped mountains and volcanoes to sand-filled deserts and spectacular shorelines, there is a lot to see in the world’s seventeenth largest country.
Along with beautiful scenery, Iran also has a rich and storied culture. Take some time before or after your trip to meet some of the local people and explore a few of the country’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
During the winter, temperatures are quite cold in the mountains of Iran and average daily temperatures hover around freezing. Iran is overall quite an arid country, but does receives enough snowfall in the winter to cover the mountains.
In order to properly enjoy a backcountry skiing adventure in Iran, you should come for at least one or two weeks in order to get to the remote locales you’ll want to see and explore them.
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January to February. However, some guides offer trips from November to March.
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