The first ski resort to open in Iran and thus having a fundamental affect on the sports development in the country. Recently upgraded with newer lifts. Lifts are 300 to 700 metres long. Located about 57 km north east of Tehran,it is situated at an altitude of 2250 m with a vertical drop of 250 m and offers very nice slopes for beginners and intermediate skiers. The slope stands at an attitude of 2,800 m. above sea-level in the Haraz Road and at a distance of 50 km from Tehran. This vicinity has scope for other sports like tennis, horse riding and gliding. Three restaurants, a hotel including medical facilities are also available here. The best season for skiing in this area is from late December till mid March.