Pooladkaf Ski Resort (Poulad-kaf Ski Resort) is located in the northwest of Fars province, 15 km from Old Ardakan
city (or Ardekan
) and 85 km from Shiraz
. 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. Pooladkaf’s ski area is the fifth biggest in Iran, after Dizin
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 late March and sometimes early April.
In winter along with skiing you can enjoy from Snowmobiles, ATVs and Mini Bob and in summer grass skiing, mountain automobiles, pedalo boats in artificial lake, Segways, bikes and horse riding.
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.
Inside the Pooladkaf resort you can rent ski equipment and also there are ski instructors that you can hire.
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.
Pooladkaf ski resort has a magnificent 4 stars hotel where you can enjoy a warm rest in your room after a day of skiing. There is also a nearby village named Komeher where you can find a good motel or stay in one of the villas. Inside Pooladkaf resort there are one coffee shop and fast food on the top of the slope and another restaurant down there in the hotel where you can taste Iranian delicious foods