Mount Tochal Ski Resort
Tochal Ski Resort is among the most famous ski centers in Iran. As the closest ski resort to Tehran, it is one of the best options for the single day trip skiers.
The Tochal ski resort has a gondola (telecabin) lift approximately 7.5km long which is one of the longest in the world. It takes about 45 minutes to go from the first station to the last one by car cable.
The highest point of the piste (3970m) is located just under Tochal summit. It is an ideal place for snowboarding, skiing, and other winter sports.
Mount Tochal is the best place for exercise and acclimatization before going for ski mountaineering on Damavand, an exciting way to become accustomed to Iran ski climate in a few days.
The resort has one T-bar and two chairlifts with two restaurants at fifth and the seventh station. Tochal ski resort is situated at the seventh station.
At the base of the resort at 3550m, there is a hotel called Tochal Hotel, with 30 rooms and suites. Depending on the amount of snowfall and the climate, the season normally begins in November and lasts until April or even June.
Facts and Statistics
Tochal Ski Season
Tochal ski season begins from December and continues to April. Depending on climate, it may start in November and last even to early June.
Quick Facts Mt Tochal Ski Resort
7th Station Ski Piste
The top of the ski resort is at 3850m (the 5th highest ski resort in the world).
The piste base is located at 3550m.
Slope length is about 1200m
Vertical Drop 300m
One of the longest in the world (7.5km)
First station is at 1600m.
Fifth Station is at 2950m
Seventh station is at 3750m
Vertical climb 1840m.
There are three runs which are connected together.
The total length of the route is about 6km
vertical climb 1840m that reaches a height of 3750m.
The major stations: 1, 2, 5, and 7th station
Built in 1978
The hotel is situated at an altitude of 3550m and serves the skiers for 7-8 months per year during time the slopes are covered with the snow.
It holds 30 rooms.
How to go to There
Starting from Tehran > Chamran Highway > Velenjak St.