Persian pulverize: What’s it like to ski in Iran?

( CNN) Deep in the mighty Alborz Mountains close to Iran’s highest peak, the Damavand, lies an Iran very few in the West have heard about.

The Islamic Republic has a property of skiing areas and other winter athletics for those willing to travel into the mountains simply north of the capital city Tehran.

Our trip extends us up a stormy and at times highly restricted superhighway, through dark-green valleys and past steep stone walls where stone slips are a real danger.

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