Pooladkaf ski resort, the second international ski resort in Iran, is located in the Zagros range, South of Iran, 85 km from Shiraz, and 15 Km from Sepidan. It was established in 2002. The ski resort elevation is 2850 meters from the sea level, the peak; however, is 3400m.
There is a gondola lift with the length of 2100 m and also surface lifts. The hotel restaurant is under construction, but there are already a small guest house, one restaurant with traditional foods and fast food beside the resort and also one coffee shop at the top station of the gondola. In the village nearby, called Komehr, there are also some accommodation facilities like a motel, and some villas with reasonable facilities. At Pooladkaf, you can also enjoy driving snowmobiles and ATVs, as well as riding segways, bikes, horses and pedaloes. All facilities of this ski resort (except skiing) are open to the public in non-ski seasons too.
Ski season in Pooladkaf usually starts from December and lasts until early March and sometimes early April. Due to considerable precipitation of this region (about 1000 mm in less than 6 months), in some years there is 3 meters of snow at the bottom of the resort. The last but not least interesting point about this resort is the strong sunshine even in January. There, beside the ski at Pooladkaf Ski Resort, you can see the marvelous Margoon-waterfall near-by (45 km from Pooladkaf), which is unique in Iran.
Altitude: 3400 m
Vertical Drop: 421 m
Lifts: 1 gondola, surface lifts
The lift length: about 2km
The lift prices: us$10.0 during the week-days and $12.0 on weekends (Fridays)
Skiing at night: Not possible
Distance from Shiraz: 85km