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Shemshak Ski Resort

Shemshak Ski Resort

Starting its activity since 1958, Shemshak ski resort is located 60km northeast of Tehran in the Alborz mountain range. It is considered as next in rank to Dizin ski resort and includes two ski lifts, two hammer teleskis, and three dish teleskis. The slopes lie at a height of 2550m to 3050m above the sea level. The resort has lighting facilities for night skiing, and two main slopes, each with a chair lift that reaches to the top.

Shemshak ski resort has been provided for more advanced skiers as the slopes are quite steep while Dizin is more suitable for beginner and intermediate skiers. Normally, one-third of the people are snowboarders on the slopes. It is not crowded except during Iranian weekends.  Fresh air as well as the closeness of the region to the capital, is the main reason to attract a large number of foreign and local tourists. You will enjoy an amazing ski until midnight by the lightened eye-catching scene.

How to get there, Transportation

Fly to International Airport and then drive to the Shemshak Resort. It is only accessible by road and can be reached by car or bus. Driving from Tehran, the trip takes about 60 to 90 minutes. There is no railway station in this region; the nearest railway station is in Tehran.

You may reach the resort by three different roads; the first route is shorter and it is preferable:

1- Tehran> Tehranpars 4th Sq.> Lavasanat> Oshun Fasham Route> Shemshak.

2- Tehran, Yasini Highway> Telov Route> Lavasanat> Oshoun Fasham Route> Shemshak.

3- Tehran-Karaj Highway> Chalous Route> Dizin junction> Dizin Resort> Shemshak Route> Shemshak Resort.

Facts and Statistics

Targeted Activities

Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross-country Skiing,


Total 7 Lifts:

3 dish teleskis, button lifts
2 lift, chair lifts
2 Hammer teleskis, t-bars

4 restaurants
2 Hotels

Season Availability

November -April

Major Ski Resorts near Shemshak

Mt Damavand 55 km

Ab Ali 50 km

Mt Tochal 23 km

Dizin 12 km

Darbandsar 2 km

Geographical Location

Altitude: 2530m - 3050m

Longitude: 51-29-36 E (51.493492 E)
Latitude: 36-00-33 N (36.009192 N)

How to get there, Transportation

Starting Point: Tehran
(Tehran, Resalat Highway, Baqeri Junction, Baqeri Metro Station).

Tehran to Shemshak by Car

Distance: 45 km
Average Speed: 30 km/h
Maximum Speed: 90 km/h
Total Time: 90 min


Quick Facts

Snow Depth: 2 to 4 m
Vertical Drop: 500m

Lowest Piste: 2550m
Highest Lift: 3050m

skiing at night: Available
Built in 1958.