Shemshak Ski Touring

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Ski Touring Shemshak (On Piste & Off Piste)

Shemshak ski resort lies in pleasant cool and clean weather of Alborz Range, not far from Damavand Mountain, Iran. Because of its high altitude and the dry air, it receives a great amount of high quality powder snowfall to satisfy advanced ski lovers. It is the 2nd largest ski piste in Iran after Dizin complex. Ski Touring Mount Damavand, Iran.

chair lift, Ski Resort Shemshak Near Tehran, Iran
Shemshak Ski Resort
Shemshak chair lift
Photo Ardeshir Soltani, Damavand Mountain Guide, Iran

Dizin slopes are recommended for beginners and intermediates, but Shemshak resort is suggested for more advanced skiers. Visit also Shemshak Weather.

Ski Resort Shemshak Near Tehran, Iran
Shemshak Ski Resort Iran (Near Tehran)
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Shemshak slopes are the most challenging runs in the country, they are quite steep and graded the hardest and steepest slopes in Iran, a selection of ski pistes suitable for advanced skiers with many mogul runs, variety of slopes, chair lifts. You will meet Iran’s best skiers in this resort.

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The resort is one of the best down hill track for wild ski and freestyle snowboarding. It has excellent powder snowfall in winter, a good place for practicing and acclimatization before attemting Trekking Damavand Iran.

Snowboarders are welcome to tackel the slopes, the terrain is good for more adventurous boarders, about 1/3 are boarders. This resort is equipped with lighting facilities which allows skiing at night. Shemshak, was built in 1958.

Ski Resort Shemshak Near Tehran, Iran
Shemshak Ski Resort (Near Tehran)
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Ski Resort Shemshak Near Tehran, Ski Lift
Shemshak Ski Lift
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Ski Resort Shemshak Near Tehran, Ski and Snowboard For Rent
Shemshak Ski Resort
Ski and Snowboard For Rent
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Ski Resort Shemshak Near Tehran, CoffeShop and Restaurant
Shemshak Ski Resort
CoffeShop and Restaurant
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Located in the Alborz Mountains, 45 Km North East of Tehran
City Shemshak, State Tehran, Country Iran.

How to go there, Transportation to Shemshak

Fly to Tehran IKA Int Airport and then travel by road to the Shemshak City Resort. Only accessible by road and can be reached by coach or car. The journey time is about 60 to 90 minutes drive from Tehran. There is no railway station in Shemshak, the closest railway station is in Tehran. Mount Damavand Climbing.

You may reach the area by three differnt roads, the first one is shorter and a preferred way.

1- Tehran> (Resalat Highway Baqeri Junction)> Tehranpars 4th Sq.> Gardaneh Ghochak> Lavasanat> Oshoun Fasham Road> Shemshak.

2- Tehran, Afsarieh Highway> Yasini Highway> Telov Road> Lavasanat> Oshoun Fasham Road> Shemshak City.

3- Tehran-Karaj Highway> Chalous Road> Dizin junction> Dizin Resort> Shemshak Road> Shemshak Resort. Hike Damavand.

Tehran to Shemshak GPS Track

Tehran to Shemshak GPS Track & Waypoints.
Useful for Ski Mountaineering and Snowboarding.
(by Garmin Oregon 550 Navigator)

GPS Track in GPX Format: Download
Useful for most handheld GPS receivers.

GPS Track in KMZ Format: Download
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Tehran to Shemshak Ski Resort Road Map

Tehran to Shemshak Ski Resort Road Map
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Tehran to Shemshak Ski Resort Road Map
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Shemshak Ski Resort Facts and Statistics

Targeted Activities

Cross-country Skiing, Skiing, Snowboarding

Season Availability

November to April.


Total 7 Lifts
2 lift, chair lifts
3 dish teleskis, button lifts
2 Hammer teleskis, t-bars
2 Hotels
4 restaurants

Major Ski Resorts Near Shemshak

Darbandsar 2 km
Dizin 12 km
Mt Tochal 22 km
Ab Ali 51 km
Mt Damavand 55 km

Geographical Location

Altitude: 2530m - 3050m
Latitude: 36-00-33 N (36.009192 N)
Longitude: 51-29-36 E (51.493492 E)

Tehran Starting Point:
(Tehran, Resalat Highway, Baqeri Junction, Baqeri Metro Station).
Latitude: 35-43-57 N
Longitude: 51-31-3 E

Quick Facts

Snow Depths: 2 to 4 m
Vertical Drop: 500m
Highest Lift: 3050m
Lowest Piste: 2550m
Skiing at night: Yes
Built in 1958.
Was granted an International title in 1996

More Facts

Tehran to Shemshak by Car
Distance (Cartographic Length): 43 km
Average Speed: 32 km/h
Maximum Speed: 90 km/h
Total Time: 01:30

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