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The Other Side of Iran

The Other Side of Iran Last Valentine’s Day I got a text from our summer-cottage neighbours who live in Virginia. “Happy VD, Canada! What are you up to?” “We just arrived in Tehran,” I texted back, grinning. “Skiing some big mountains tomorrow—staying at a plastics and chemical plant tonight.” “Good grief! Sounds like suicide,” was … More »

Persian Powder

From Iceland to India, the Andes to the Atlas Mountains, feather-in-the-cap ski trips are competitive with some adventure travellers. Will skiing in Iran become commonplace on social media posts this season? in December 2017 issue Airfare to Tehran? Cheaper than flying to Europe. Lift passes and accommodation? A lot cheaper than in Europe or North … More »

Skiing in Iran

We are chivvied off the train at 3:00 a.m., a herd of shrouded refugees hoping to penetrate a hostile border. Bundled in a black coat, I’ve hastily wound a scarf around my head, my hair and my soon-to-be controversial earlobes. It’s not jewel thieves or frostbite I’m worried about. We are about to enter the … More »

The Other Side of Iran

The Other Side of Iran Last Valentine’s Day I got a text from our summer-cottage neighbours who live in Virginia. “Happy VD, Canada! What are you up to?” “We just arrived in Tehran,” I texted back, grinning. “Skiing some big mountains tomorrow—staying at a plastics and chemical plant tonight.” “Good grief! Sounds like suicide,” was … More »

Persian Powder

From Iceland to India, the Andes to the Atlas Mountains, feather-in-the-cap ski trips are competitive with some adventure travellers. Will skiing in Iran become commonplace on social media posts this season? in December 2017 issue Airfare to Tehran? Cheaper than flying to Europe. Lift passes and accommodation? A lot cheaper than in Europe or North … More »

Skiing in Iran

We are chivvied off the train at 3:00 a.m., a herd of shrouded refugees hoping to penetrate a hostile border. Bundled in a black coat, I’ve hastily wound a scarf around my head, my hair and my soon-to-be controversial earlobes. It’s not jewel thieves or frostbite I’m worried about. We are about to enter the … More »

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