Every now and then one of the magazines runs a ‘hero’ feature on skiing in Iran – amazing photos, but generally out of reach of the general public.
Escorted trips to Iran
The aim is to put together a small programme of escorted trips next season to this previously closed country.
“Although visas are still required there has been significant progress towards opening up Iran to tourism.” Nick told Skipedia.
‘All the bad press is simply not true’
On arrival in Tehran, Nick was immediately impressed with the country:
“All the bad press is simply not true. There are no women in Burkas; there are no chanting mobs shouting ‘death to America’ and no scenes from ‘Homeland’ either.”
“Travelling as a group, organised by a bonded tour operator, will make it simpler for curious skiers to enjoy the skiing, Iranian culture, fantastic food and a very warm welcome!”
Great views and snow
Nick will be leading the groups himself next winter and is looking forward to showing off this ‘little-known ski gem’.
Article by Iain Martin