Dizin Ski Resort
There are some good ski resorts in Iran, the best and most popular one is Dizin which is located in the heart of the capital, north of Tehran in the Alborz Mountain Range. Dizin is one of the 40 highest ski resorts in the world as the highest ski lift reaches 3,600 m (11,800 ft). Also, the base at around 9,000 feet is higher than the summit of many Alpine resorts.
The lifts take you to an altitude of almost 12,000 feet above sea level. Dizin, with its dry climate, boasts some of the best powder skiing in the world. Having the high quality of the snow, snowboarders can have an exciting experience; it is tolerant and accepting of snowboarders. Don’t forget it has a large variety of ski runs for anyone from beginners to professional skiers, but it should be said that Dizin is geared towards the more experienced skier.
The Dizin ski complex is the first ski and winter sports resort in Iran which has been officially recognized and granted the title by the International Ski Federation for its capability in administrating official and international competitions.
It gained its official title for its specific physical and technical features such as the course slope, length of the course and the place where the competitions and races are to be held, as well as amenities and other recreational facilities.
Dizin is situated in the mountains of Alborz and is 45 miles of Tehran and 50 miles of Karaj, Iran.
The installation of ski-lifts at Dizin dates back to 1348 (Iran calendar which equates to 1969) which include three tel-cabins, two ski-lifts, seven dish tele-skis and one Hammer tele-ski, the lowest point of the region is 2650m, while its highest point is 3600m, (which equates to 11,811 feet above the sea level.)
Dizin climatological condition offers the longest time for skiing, normally begins in November and typically runs through the end of May. Dizin ski amenities included two hotels, 19 cottages and 5 restaurants, The ski activity in Dizin complex is not confined to the winter season. There are many other spring, summer and fall activities.
There are also other facilities such as tennis courts, mountain climbing, mountain biking. Ski instruction courses are offered. At the present, the Dizin ski region is administered by Iran ski federation.
The snow quality at Dizin is fantastic powder and rivals that of many European and Rocky Mountain snow areas. Dizin is just 43 miles north of the capital city of Tehran, Iran. It was first opened under the reign of the Shah of Iran in 1969.
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