Tochal Resort is near Damavand and is the best places for practice before attemting Damavand Ski Mountaineering. A very cool way to become accustomed to Iran ski climate in a short form itinerary. In the first days of your ski itinerary, you may use Tochal resort.
The highest point of the run is located just uner Mt Tochal peak 3970m, it is an ideal place for ski and snowboard beside other winter activities.
Tochal Telecabin is probably the world's longest gondola lift lines with a length of 7500m. The project started in 1974 and has been open to the public since 1978. It starts at the Velenjak valley in north of Tehran at an altitude of 1900 m. and ends at the last station at an altitude of 3740 m., near the main ridge of Mount Tochal
Tochal is one of the most favorite ski pistes in Iran. Tochal Ski Resort is the closeset ski centre to Tehran and due to its neiggourhood to capital it is quite popular with the single daytrip skiers. It is the 5th highest ski resort in the world, it has a gondola (telecabin) lift 7.5 Km long which is one of the longest in the globe. It takes less than an hour from the 1st station to the last station by car cable.
At the summit of the cable car at Tochal there are four ski lifts, two of which stop just short of the summit at 12,800 feet, from where there are magnificent views of Mt Dammavand.
Depending on the climate and the amount of snowfall, the season usually starts in November and lasts until April or even June.
The resort has two chairlifts and one T-bars. There are seven stations on the telecabin route, the resort is located at the seventh station, there are restaurant at fifth and the seventh staion, and a nice hotel called Tochal Hotel at the base of the resort 3550m, with 30 rooms and suites.
Quick Facts Mt Tochal Ski Resort
The piste base is located at 3550m
The top of the resort is at 3850m high
Slope length is about 1200 meters
Vertical Drop 300m
This resort is the 5th highest ski resort in the world 3850m
Mt Tochal Gondola Lift
One of the longest in the world ( 7.5km )
First station at 1600m
Fifith Station at 2950 m
Seventh station at 3750m
Vertical climb 1840m
There are 3 ski runs which are connected together
the total length of the ski route is about 6 Km
It has a huge vertical climb of 1840m and reaches a height of 3750m
The major stations are, first, second, fifth and the seventh staion
Built in 1978
This hotel is located at altitude of 3550m and serves the skiers for 7 to 8 months per year while the slopes are covered with the snow
It has 30 rooms.
6 rooms, single beds
11 rooms, 2 single beds
8 rooms, twin beds
1 VIP suite