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| The snow-covered slopes of Sahand
(photographer unknown)

Sahand
    12162 ft (3707 m) .
Location: Northwestern Iran
Lat / Long: 37.8° N, 46.4° E
Volcanic Type: Eroded stratovolcano
Volcanic Status: Dormant / extinct
First Ascent:
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: over 6000 ft (1800 m)



Sahand is an eroded stratovolcanic massif in northwestern Iran, about 25 miles (40 km) south of the major city of Tabriz. The most recent dated lavas are about a million years old, so the volcano is most likely extinct. Not much information is available about skiing on Sahand, but the area does receive substantial winter snowfall at higher elevations. Access should be relatively easy from the main highway east of Tabriz which passes to the north, or from the city of Maragheh located just to the south.


More photos and info about routes, access, etc. may be added in the future ...


Right: Topographic map of Sahand (1:500,000 scale) from
    Tactical Pilotage Chart G-5A
    <click to enlarge>


Left: Topographic map of Sahand (1:253,440 scale) from
    British WW2-era Military Map J38-Q
    <click to enlarge>




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