Alvares is a ski resort in the Iranian province of Ardabil. It is the second standard ski resort in Iran and is situated in the hamlet of Alvares, which is located 24 kilometers away from the city of Sarein at an altitude of 3,200 meters above sea level. A ski lift operates in the winter months at Alvares, but the area makes a good base for trekking outside this time.
Alvares stands 3,200 meters above the sea level. It can attract skiers for about six to eight months of each year due to its cold temperature which prevents the snow from melting. This Ski Resort is the largest ski resort of the country capable of hosting ski players for longer times of each year compared with other resorts.
The Alvares Ski Resort not only is the largest ski resort in Iran, but also is a unique and special recreational center in the north west of Iran.
The Alvares Ski Resort was opened and operated in 2007 and equipped with facilities such as a ski lift with a length of 1250 m, a chairlift and other facilities. Despite the temperature of this region is about 30 to 35 degrees in summer, the snow can be clearly seen and touched in this place. The Alvares Ski Resort is also a good base for trekking outside the ski time.
The entry fee of the Alvares Ski Resort is 700,000 IRR. The duration of using the ski resort for one day is from morning to afternoon. A parking lot is available to use at this complex with the entrance fee of 50,000 IRR.