Iraq Ski Rally

Untamed Borders are responsible for co-organising the Iraq Ski Rally.

For a country more associated with deserts, Iraq has some great mountainous terrain in the northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. Around a three hour drive from Erbil, the capital of Iraqi-Kurdistan, the Iraq Ski Rally takes place near the small city of Choman.

The rally coincides with the Choman Winter Festival, which was stopped under the rule of Saddam after running since 1952. Now restarted, the festival takes place each year, including the Iraq Ski Rally, a fun ski touring race through the Zagros Mountains, open for guests to take part in.

Our Ski Iraq trip departs once a year, where you can join this incredible race.