Welcome to Sepidan
The county of Sepidan, around 80km and a one-hour drive from either Shiraz or Yasuj, is an area popular for outdoor activities, most of which are best organised from Shiraz. The staging post for this activity is the traditional town of Ardakan on the edge of the Zagros Mountains where supplies for hiking and camping can be bought. Many of the women in town wear the heavy velvet-pleated skirts of the region, decorated with dazzling beadwork or lace, and the bazaar is frequented with nomads in summer.
Most people pass through Ardakan en route for Pooladkaf, a ski resort about 15km uphill from the village. The resort boasts a ski lift of 2100m in length, below a peak of 3400m.