Alvares ski resort
Alvares ski resort is located near to Ardabil city as well as Sarein city; Sarein well-known as its hot water springs.
This ski resort located at an altitude 3200 meters and officially started its activity on 2005.
The ski resort has a Télésièges (chairlift) with 1200 meters’ length; Obviously you will see snow on Alvares Mountain even on summer.
This ski area has largest space in the Iran and offer various entertainment facilities such as karting, motorcycling piste, shops, Iranian hand make shows and amusement park for children.
Alvares ski resort positioned near to Alvares village.
Accessibility to the Alvares
It is interesting to know that Ardabil city has a Ring road like Hamedan city and if we consider our departure point on ring road to ski resort, we will reach rapidly to our destination within less than 1 hour and 30 minutes.
But we suggest that consider Sarein as your accommodation place which is closer to Alvares ski resort than Ardabil city and also has a lot of places to stay.
The distance from Ardabil to Alvares ski resort is about 50 km and will take 1.5 hour by car.
Sarein city is situated on 23 km away from Alvares ski resort and it will take about 40 min by car.
Iranian Ski Guide Center recommend that take a Snapp from Ardebil to Sarein with around 90,000 RLS for charter car and also you can give a little more to driver about 50,000 RLS to take you to Alvares.
If you decide to come Alvares ski resort by plane from Tehran City you will buy ticket to Ardabil destination with price from 2,000,000 RLS for per person through Mehrabad Airport then continue your way with mentioned access way to Alvares through Sarein.
There is another option by bus from Tehran as follow:
Azadi Terminal near to Azadi Square metro station on line 3 (color-coded light blue) has bus for Ardabil and you should ask for Sarein destination ticket and it is about 680,000 RLS per person.
Please note that if you do not mention your destination as Sarein and just get on Ardabil bus you will go maybe different route which will not Sarein in your way.
If you travel with bus, you will pass Qazvin and Zanjan city to Sarein destination and you should get off bus on SE-RAH-PARCHAM ( سه راهی پرچم) on Sarein.
Ski Prices at Alvares
Iranian ski offer rental equipment is with 1,000,000 RLS/ per day.
Ski fee for each person is about 110,000 RLS which is included Télésièges price.
Hotel/ Hostel at Alvares
There are a lot of hotels in the Sarein city due to high rate of local tourist and hotel prices start from 500,000 RLS to 2,200,000 RLS per person.
We suggest that to find couchsurfing on Hamedan city because ski resort is near to Sarein even Ardabil city.
It is possible to find a house to hire in Alvares village too and it will give you real experience of traditional lifestyle.
Weather of Alvares
There are useful online resources to checking current weather situation on this ski resort as follow links: