Tochal Complex and Ski Resort is a good choice for ski lovers in Tehran city, located north of the town, Tochal Mountain. This ski resort is operational for almost eight months of the year.
Tochal Complex has every kind of entertainment unit, such as a paintball field, cafes, restaurants, parking, cable car, a skiing school, and a hotel at the top. What makes this a unique entertainment center, especially for skiing, is its proximity to the city.
Follow this article from the Iran Travel Guide Center website about Tochal Complex to get to know this place better.
Overlook of Tochal Complex and Ski Resort
Accessibility: You can use Line 1 of Tehran Metro (color-coded red) and get yourself to Tajrish station, and from there, get a cab or a shared cab to Velenjak.
Or get to Shahid Afshar terminal, board Velenjak buses, and drop off at the last stop.
Open days and hours: Tochal Ski Resort cable car starts working at 8:30 A.M during weekdays and 6:30 A.M. during weekends.
phone number: +98212720
Tochal Complex Facilities
The ski resort of Tochal Complex may not be the most professional one in Tehran, but it is the longest-lasting one. It is operational almost eight months of the year, has two ski routes, and the cable car takes you up to the peak of the Tochal mountain.
The Cable Cabins
Tochal Cable car is the longest in the country, more than 1800 meters long. It has three stops at stations 1, 5, and 7 at Tochal Mountain. To get to the ski resort, drop off at station No.5 and get into a second cable car line.
The ticket price for the Tochal Complex cable car (2023) was about 1,950,000 RLS. Operating time is between 8 A.M. to 3 P.M. on weekdays and 6 A.M. to 3 P.M. on weekends.
The Ski Resort of Tochal
Tochal Ski Resort offers two ski routes at Tochal Mountain:
Route No.1: From the mountain’s peak to the hotel. It is 1200 meters long.
Route No.2: It starts from station No.7 to station No.5. It is 5500 meters long.
If you don’t have your own, you must rent skiing equipment at the base station.
The price of renting a pair of ski boards and sticks was around 4,000,000 RLS (2023). You must pay extra for other equipment, such as ski jackets, boots, ski goggles, and gloves.
Tochal Hotel is the most elevated Hotel in Iran, 3500 meters above sea level on Tochal Mountain, Tehran, Iran. Tochal Hotel has 30 rooms with a view of the city and the mountains. To book a room at Tochal Hotel, first, you must check the weather conditions of the upcoming days.
Then you have to go to the website of Tochal Hotel and book the rooms online or make a phone call. The phone number and website address are provided above.
The prices of the rooms at the time of writing this article are as follows:
- single bedroom: 12,000,000 RLS
- twin bedroom: 18,000,000 RLS
If you reserve a room at the hotel, you’ll receive a card that enables you to use the cable car for free, and you won’t have to stay in the line as others do. When you get to the hotel, you’ll be examined by a doctor.
If the doctor decides that your body can’t cope with the altitude and air pressure, you won’t be able to check in at the hotel, and they will return your deposit.
The room quality and services are acceptable. Entertainment devices are available in the lobby to help you enjoy the cold evening in the warm shelter of the hotel, and the restaurant can provide you with a nice and light dinner. The nights up here would be hard, but having a friend by your side could help you to enjoy a night at the most elevated hotel in Iran.