Shemshak ski resort which is 3000m in length is situated 3,600m above sea level, and located 58 km north-east of Tehran. The suitable skiing season begins around the third week of December lasting till late April.
Ski season is usually four months from early December to late March depending on the weather with the slope open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the night slope from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Shemshak is the third largest ski area in Iran after Dizin and Darbansar. It came into operation in 1958. It includes two chairlifts and three Surface lifts. The resort includes two main slopes each with a chair lift that apex at the top and several lifts. There are also lighting facilities for night skiing.
The Dizin Ski Resort (Another Ski resort near tehran) is suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers whereas daredevil skiers and freestyle snowboarders will enjoy skiing down on Shemshak Ski Resort, which is one of the best downhill tracks in the country.
Tehran was one of the villages of Ray city in the Safavid era. At the time of Mongol conquests and destruction of Ray, a large group of people migrated to Tehran village and brought about the development and flourishment of this place. In the Safavid period, Shah Tahmasb ...
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