About Darbandsar Ski Resort
Darbandsar ski resort is one of the private slopes in Iran; it is located in Darbandsar Village, 60 kilometers north east of Tehran in the middle of Alborz Mountain Range near Mount Damavand.
This small resort is on the slopes of Mount Seechal and is one of the 7 major ski resorts near the capital. After Shemshak, it is the second most challenging resort in the region.
You may ski from Dizin to Darbandsar, but you need to go back by car! This resort will satisfy you a lot, because it is not crowded even during the peak of the ski season.
It also offers some slopes for off-piste skiing and snowboarding for holidays and weekends, the area is a heaven for extreme skiers, a suitable place for acclimatization and practicing before attempting ski mountaineering in Mt Damavand.
Darbandsar resort is located in the tourist mountain zone of Rundbar e Ghasran which includes some tourist zones such as Maygoon, Zagoon, Shemshak, Darbandsar, Fasham, and Oushan.
There is an icefall closed to Darbandsar village called Hamaloon icefall, which is an ideal place for ice climbing, so there are a lot to enjoy.
You can find a lot to do in Darbandsar;
hiking, mountaineering, winter climbing, ice climbing, skiing, scrambling, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, off-piste skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and ski mountaineering.
- Resort Type: Alpine
- Board Leashes: Not required
- Good coaches to teach you how to ski: Available
- Heli-boarding: Not available
- Snowmobiles: Not available
- Variable Snow and Ice conditions, from ice early in the morning to cream in the afternoon
- Skiing time: December to April
- Open to Public: on weekdays
- Altitude: 3150m
- Snow depths: 2 to 4m
- Vertical drop: 500m
- Highest lift: 3150m
- Lowest resort: 2650m
- Skiing at night: Not possible
- Built in 1982
- Different levels, from beginners to experts
- Total 5 Ski Lifts
- 2 ski lifts, 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 accommodation and a low capacity of car park
How to get there
The only accessible way is by coach; it takes 60 to 90 minutes driving from Tehran, about 60 km. There is no railway station in the area; the closest railway station is at Tehran.
Notice that in winter, after a snow or stone avalanche, Dizin Road may get closed.