Darbandsar Ski

Usefull Information for Iran Ski Resorts

Darbandsar Ski Resort

This small private resort is located on the slopes of Mount Seechal, at Darbandsar Village 60 kilometers North West of Tehran in Elborz Mountains. It is one of the 7 major ski resorts near Cpital city Tehran and the second most challenging resort after Shemshak in the same region.

It is possible to ski from Dizin to Darbandsar, but go back by car! If you like to ski continuously without losing your time in lifts queues, this resort is the best choice, because it is not crowded even during the peak of ski season, a great number of ski lovers attend this field. See also Darbandsar Weather Forecast.

Darbandsar offers some good slopes for off-piste skiing and snowboarding, the region is best for extreme skiers, a good place for acclimatization and practice before trying ski mountaineering on Mt Damavand Iran. The resort is in th Rundbar e Ghasran tourist zone which includes some majestic tourist zone such as Maygoon, Zagoon, Shemshak, Darbandsar, Fasham, Oushan.

Ski Resort Darbandsar, Iran
Darbandsar Ski Resort Iran
Chair Lifts
Photo By A. Soltani

Ski Resort Darbandsar, Iran
Darbandsar Ski Resort Iran
Restaurant and Coffee Shop
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Darbandsar Ski Resort Iran
Photo Gallery By Ardeshir Soltani

Darbandsar Ski Resort Facts and Statistics

Targeted Activities
Hiking, trekking, mountaineering, winter sport climbing, ice climbing, skiing, scrambling, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, off-piste skiing, rock, mountain bicycle, ski mountaineering.

Resort Statistics

Resort Type: Alpine.
Board Leashes required: No.
Heliboarding: Not available.
Snowmobiles: Not available.
Variable Snow and Ice conditions!
From ice early in the morning to cream in afternoon.
There are good coaches to teach you ski too.

Season Availability

Skiing time December to April.
Open to Public: Weekdays.

Quick Facts

Altitude: 3150m
Snow Depths: 2 to 4m
Vertical Drop: 500m
Highest Lift: 3150m
Lowest Piste: 2650m
Skiing at night: No
Built in 1982
2nd choice in Roodbare Ghasran area.
Different levels: from beginner to experts.


Total 5 Ski Lifts
2 ski lift, chair lifts,
2 hammers
1 surface
Lift times: weekdays only
2 restaurants

Major Ski Resorts Near Darbandsar

Shemshak 2 Km
Dizin 10 Km
Mt Tochal 22 Km
Ab Ali 52 Km
Mt Damavand 55 Km


lack of accomodation and a low capacity of car park

Weather Forecast

6 Day Weather forecast and snow summary Darbandsar and Iran


Located in the Alborz Mountains, 60 Km northeast of Tehran, Village Darbandsar, State Tehran, Country Iran.

Nearest Airport

IKA International Airport or Mehrabad Airport Tehran, Iran.

How to go, Transportation to Darbandsar

Fly to Tehran IKA International Airport and then travel by road to the Darbandsar Village. Only accessible by road and can be reached by coach or car. The journey time is about 60 to 90 minutes drive from Tehran, about 60 Km. After a heavy snowfall, snow chains are often necessary for the last part of the journey. There is no railway station in the area, the closest railway station is at Tehran.

In winter after a snow or stone avalanche the Dizin Road may be closes to traffic.

Ski Resort Darbandsar, Iran
Darbandsar Ski Resort Iran
Top Ski Piste
Photo By A. Soltani

Ski Resort Darbandsar, Iran
Darbandsar Ski Resort Iran
Training Ski School
Photo By A. Soltani

Ski Resort Darbandsar, Iran
Darbandsar Ski Resort Iran
Top Ski Piste
Photo By A. Soltani

Ski Resort Darbandsar, Iran
Mt Damavand
View from Darband Sar
Photo By A. Soltani

Ski Resort Darbandsar, Iran
Darbandsar Ski Resort Iran
Snowboarding in Mild Slop
Photo By A. Soltani

Ski Resort Darbandsar, Iran
Darbandsar Ski Resort Iran
Skiing in Top Ski Piste
Photo By A. Soltani

Hamaloon Icewall

There is a great icewall/icefall closed to Darbandsar village called Hamalon Icewall, which is an ideal place for ice climbing, so there are a lot in the area to enjoy holidays and weekends.

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