Tochal ski area

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Tehran, Iran, Asia
Hiking, Mountaineering, Sport Climbing, Skiing
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
13005 ft / 3964 m
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Tochal ski area
Created On: Mar 15, 2009
Last Edited On: Mar 16, 2009


Tochal ski resort is the 5th highest ski resort in the world. The base is 3545m high and the top of the resort is 3850m high. The ski season usually starts with the first storm which is normally in late October or early November. The resort is open till the first day of summer (June 22nd). The resort has two chairlifts and one drag lift.
Tochal ski resort

Tochal hotel at the base of the resort is a fancy one with 30 rooms and suites. To get to the resort you need to go to the end of the Velenjak Ave. in Northern Tehran, and ride the Tochal gondola (telecabin). Tochal gondola was the longest gondola in the world (7.5km) when it was built in 1978. It takes about 45 minutes to go from the first station (1600m) to the 7th station (3730m). There is another ski resort at the 5th station (2950m). You can ski from the 7th station to the 5th.
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Tochal ski resort

Tochal ski resort

If you get bored skiing in the resort, you can hike up to the summit of Mt. Tochal and see a spectacular view of the Central Alborz.

Looking NE

Getting There

Go to the end of the Velenjak Ave. in Northern Tehran, and ride the Tochal gondola (telecabin).

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