OverviewDarbandsar ski resort is one of the 7 ski resorts around Tehran. It is located on the north face of Mt. Kashoolak. The base elevation is 2650m and the top elevation is 3570m. There are one gondola, 3 chairlifts and 3 drag lifts in this resort. Darbandsar is the second most challenging resort in the region after the one in Shemshak. Like Shemshak there are some nice areas for off-piste skiing.
When you are on the top, the view is spectacular. Mt Koloonbastak (4159m) and Mt. Sarakchal (4221m) and the ridge in between look majestic. The whole area is a heaven for extreme skiers.
On the way to Darbandsar you can also visit Hamaloon icefall. Hamaloon is the best place in the region to practice ice climbing.