For those who know Iran as a dry climate with some famous deserts, knowing about Iran ski resorts might be surprising. Iran is a four-season country and you can experience cold and freezing weather in the northern part of Iran while there is mild weather in the south. The winter ski resorts of Iran are mostly located in the northern area of Tehran and operating from December to April.

For some travelers, skiing has become a popular winter sport. Ski resorts have responded by expanding hotels, restaurants, and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to meet the demand. But for skiers, it’s all about the snow, as well as the geography of the mountainsides where it falls.

Most of Iran’s ski resorts are designated as International Ski Resort by the International Ski Federation (FIS). meanwhile you can find either recreational or professional ski resorts. Usually the resorts provide some stalls to rent ski gears at a low price; the entrance ticket is also cheap.

Let’s take a look at the 5 top-rated ski resorts in Iran.