Dizin is the largest ski resort in Iran. With a base at 9,000 feet, it is higher than many alpine ski resorts

Looking for somewhere quirkier to practise your powder eights? Then how about buying a lift ticket for one of these resorts


Dizin, Iran

Dizin is the largest ski resort in Iran. With a base at 9,000 feet, it is higher than many alpine ski resorts. The season stretches from mid November to mid May and the slopes are covered with piles of fluffy white powder. Women’s heads must be covered, but a beanie takes care of that.

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Bamyan, Afghanistan

Tucked away in the snow covered mountains of Hindu Kush is Bamyan. It doesn’t have any ski lifts, mountain restaurants or hot tubs, but it has miles of untouched pistes ready to be explored. Groups of British tourists are now burning calories by hiking to the top of the mountain in order to enjoy dry powder and virgin snow.

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Tiffindell, South Africa

Tiffindell can boast having the 19th best ski run in the world thanks to CNN Travel. Its season last from June to August and if the snow doesn’t arrive in droves – the resort make it. This South African resort on Ben McDhui mountain, which features all the resort essentials, also plays hosts to the South African Masters Championships in July.

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Gulmarg, India

Featuring the highest ski lift in the world, Gulmarg is a must visit for talented skiers. From the 25 December, when the resort opens, visitors can expect to play on deep, powder filled ungroomed runs. They even offer heliskiing, but whether you catch a ride in the heli or not, we’re sure you’ll find some breathtaking skiing.

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Mzaar, Lebanon

This ski resort just an hour outside of Beirut is a real find. Expect to find a blanket of snow over groomed pistes. Ski out of the back of the InterContinental Mzaar Hotel & Spa to your private ski lift that takes you to the top of the mountain. City dwellers will drive up to the mountain during the day, then party the night away in Beirut.

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