Skiing in Iran?!?!

Quick! What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word, Iran?

I’ll bet quite a number of things come to mind but I but not a single one involves skiing.

Cuttin’ up the slopes, in fact, is probably the last image most people have of Iran and yet the country is blessed with the marvelous Alboraz mountain range and some of this planet’s highest ski slopes.

Recently, Outside Magazine sent writer Josh Dean into the heart of this Axis of Evil (Bush’s words, not mine) to shred and make friends. Although the article itself isn’t online (August 2007), Outside Magazine has put together a short gallery of photographs from the trip taken by Alex Tehrani. Take five minutes to look it over and your impression of Iran will be forever changed.