Mount Damavand Iran

Damavand Ski Resort

Mount Damavand is the highest ski resort in Iran for ski touring, wild ski expedition, ski mountaineering and snowboard. Damavand receives heavy snowfalls in winter because of its vicinity to the Caspian Sea. The south route is not technical and it is an ideal route for Damavand Ski Touring and snowboarding. Skiing on other sides is difficult. There is no mechanical facility such as gondola or telecabin lifts in the area and you should ascend on feet or on skis.

Damavand Timing

Depending to the weather the amount of snowfall, Damawand Timing is different each year, the ski season may starts from mid November and last untill mid May. It is a good idea to check the amount of snow in the area before you fix your plan and travel to the area.

Targeted Activities

Ski mountaineering, ski touring, climbing, hiking & trekking, wild ski, snowboard, off-piste skiing, dowhill ski, snowshoe.

GPS Track

This GPS track file is ideal for ski and snowboard lovers to enjoy about 3000 meters long distance and 1400 meters vertical drop during winter and descend from the summit to camp3.

It is the best descend track of the south route ideal for wild ski and freestyle downhill to avoid rocky parts. This descend trail is located between Damavand peak 5671m and the Camp 3 New Hut 4250m, the covered area is  without any guideposts. In good visibility you can find your way easily. Please note this track is different from ascend trail.

Ski GPS Track File in GPX Format
(Damavand summit to Camp3 New Hut)
by Garmin Oregon 550 Navigator

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GPS Tracks for Mt Damavand Iran.

Quick Facts
Skiiable Distance

Gravel Road Junction No5 in GPS Landmarks.: Starting Point
Summit to Camp3 Hut: 3300 m  
Camp3 to Camp2 Base: 4700 m
Camp2 Base to Junction: 4000 m
Total Distance Summit to Junctio: 12000 m

Altitude: 5671m
Max Vertical Drop: 3400 m
Highest Resort Altitude, Camp3 New Hut: 4250 m
Lowest Resort Altitude Camp1 Polour: 2270 m
Snow Depths: 2 to 5m
Distance from Tehran: 80km

Damavand Season Availability
Skiing season varies from November to May


6 Days Damavand Weather Forecast

Located on Haraz Road 80km North East of Tehran, in Mazandaran Province.

Nearest Airport
IKA International Airport or Mehrabad Airport Tehran, Iran.

How to go to Damavand Ski Resort, Transportation
Tehran> Haraz Road> Plour Village> Camp1 Polour
Fly to IKA Int Airport in Tehran and then travel by car to Polour Village, the journey is about two hours drive from Tehran. After a heavy snowfall, snow chains may be necessary for some part. Note, Haraz Road is crowded with traffic jams in Persian holidays and weekends.

Major ski resorts near the area.
AbAli Ski Resort.
Darbandsar Ski Resort.
Dizin Ski Resort.
Lasem off piste ski area.
Shemshak Ski Resort.
Tochal Ski Resort.

Mt Damavand Winter
Damavand Winter Climbing
Photo by A. Soltani

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