Alvares Ski Resort
Alvares is a ski resort in the Iranian province of Ardabil. t is the second largest standard ski resort in Iran and is situated in the hamlet of Alvares, which is located 24 kilometers away from the city of Sarein at an altitude of 3,200 meters above sea level. A ski lift operates in the winter months at Alvares, but the area makes a good base for trekking outside this time, as well.
Alvares stands 3,200 meters above sea level. It can attract skiers for about six to eight months of each year due to its cold temperature which prevents the snow from melting.
The Alvares Ski Resort was opened and operated in 2007 and equipped with facilities such as a ski lift with a length of 1250 m, a chairlift, and other facilities. Despite the temperature of about 30 to 35 degrees in summer, the snow can be clearly seen and touched here in the summer.