Tochal Ski Resort, An Adventurer’s Dream
Old Tochal is shivering under its white coat. Looking down her shoulders you push your ski poles in the ground and start moving. Adrenaline rushes through your veins and whipping strikes of the wind hurt your face. Maneuvering down the mountain, free as a bird and with lightning speed, the addictive desire of adventure fills your heart and makes you feel alive. Panting heavily, you look up to track your ski trails noticing creamy clouds in the air made by your breath, reminding you that it’s time for a steaming-hot cup of Persian tea to warm you up.
You come face to face with a huge wooden cabin covered with snow called Tochal Hotel. Step inside and you will see a huge hall furnished with colorful comfortable chairs, big tables, and snowflake decorations. Its inviting and delightful atmosphere Helps you get rid of your exhaustion. People are gathered around each table, making conversations and telling amazing stories about this old mountain.
Tochal is a part of Damavand mountain and has a rich history behind it. Damavand is mentioned in many epics like Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh. It is said that the legendary bird Simorgh looked after Zaal (father of Rostam who is the main character in Shahnameh) in Damavand mountain. Another Iconic legend is that Zahhak (the most evil character in Iranian Folklore) is still in bounds inside Damavand and locals can hear his horrifying roars until now.