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Dizin - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Skiing in Dizin
Dizin - Iranian Ski Resort (2700m to 3550m)
One of the largest resorts in Iran and generally regarded as Iran's best ski area, Dizin (sometimes spelt Dizin) is a 2 1/2 hour drive north of Tehran into the Alborz mountains. The resort was established in 1969 and contains some rather ugly grey concrete blocks reminiscent of some of the French purpose-built centres of the same era, but without the subsequent sad attempts to make the places look nicer by tacking a bit of wood on the front. The road to Dizin is of a very good quality but four wheel drive or chains are required for the last 10 or 12 km ( 6 or 7 miles) when there's snow - which is frequently the case. Indeed the resort has a reputation for excellent snow, thanks to the altitude (one of the world's 40 highest ski centres) and the north facing slopes. Snow depths average 1.5 metres (5 feet) at the base and double that on the upper slopes. Queues don't happen except at the weekends when Iran's internationally little-known 'nouveau riche' hit the slopes. A day lift pass is extremely cheap at around 2 pounds sterling / 3 or 4 dollars or 25,000 Iranian Riyals. It is quick, cheap and easy to hire boots and skies and even clothing in the village. The only reported problem are the touts trying to persuade Western skiers to take a private instructor - although that isn't a bad idea as it's also some of the world's cheapest ski guiding. Base height is reported as being 2600 or 2700 metres, the top 3500 or 3550 metres. The ski area itself is made of a short runs of easy to intermediate standard, mostly unprepared by machines and all well above the treeline. There is something for everyone however, from long, rolling, cruising runs to wide bowls or narrow chutes. Uplift is via two rather dated four man gondolas from the village centre at 2600 or 2700 m (depending on which measurement you believe) to a height of 3500 m. There are drag lifts and a chair lift at locations around or a short ski form the gondola stations. There are two small hotels and 19 chalets/condos as well as restaurants in the village. FIS competitions are staged here.
Dizin Ski Facts
Iran has interesting and established Skiing. The first ski resort was established on 1940 in Ab-e-Ali. Now there are 16 ski resorts in Iran of which Dizin is the most famous.
Iran's ski resorts offer a wide variety of terrain for many ski runs with up to 850 meters vertical drop. There is something for everyone, from long rolling cruising runs to wide bowls or narrow chutes.
Dizin winter and summer international ski resort is located just 60 Km. North West of Tehran, and can offer you and your family a variety of sports activities to enjoy your short break fully.
Ski Hire and lessons are available locally, along with hotel accommodation and a number of restaurants.
This information was kindly provided by Iran Doostan Tours - Iranian Travel and Tourism Specialists.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 12 Ski Lifts of Dizin are able to uplift 20,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
Skiing in Dizin
Dizin offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.
Snowboarding in Dizin
Dizin offers some good boarding.
Dizin in brief
Dizin Ski Resort is:
Very good for Expert Skiers.
Very good for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Ok for Snowboarding.