15 November 2009


Dizin Ski Resort
When foreign tourists think of traveling to Iran, at first they may think of visiting Iran deserts and not ski resorts, most of them do not know that Iran has so many excellent skiing resorts for winter sport , there are 16 ski resorts in Iran and Dizin is the most famous one.

Located in the north west of Tehran in the middle of Alborz mountains near the summit of Mt Damavand, the Dizin Ski Resort is the best and the largest piste in Iran and the Middle East, Due to its high altitude 3600m and slopes which face northward, Dizin receives great amount of snow each year.

This skiing and snowboard resort is an ideal place for the snow lovers who are looking for less explored place for their vacation and a fine place for acclimatization for those who want to climb the peak of Mt Damavand 5671m by ski. This ski region is administered by Iran Ski Federation.

Ski Resort Dizin Tehran, Iran
Dizin Resort Tehran, Iran
Photo By Tehran24

Due to the size of slopes, technical and physical qualities and other feature, Dizin and Shemshak Resorts were the first ski center in Iran to recieve official recognition from the International Ski Federation ( FSI ). These two resorts are famous for the length of their runs and length of their season which usually lasts from November to May. By obtaining a single ticket one can make use of all the pistes, telecabins, telesieges and other facilities for 1 day.

Ski Dizin Tehran, Iran
Dizin Ski Resort Tehran, Iran
Photo By Ali Majdfar

Grass Ski
Skiing on the same piste in the summer, on the grass rather than the snow, the sport activity in the area is not limited to winter, Disin is an important grass-ski centre for the summer too. The first international grass skiing competitions was held at Dizin Complex In 1996 by the International Ski Federation with participation of some famous countries.

Ski Classes and Courses
Step by step training courses are avalable to the trainees, beginner who require some training in either Alpine skiing or snowboarding can take part in these classes and take lessons from qualified trainers and can work with a coach next to the pist.

Popularity and Crowd in Iranian weekends
Because of its popularity, Dizin Resort is crowded in Iranian weekends (Thursdays and Fridays), try to avoid these day if possible, otherwise you may spend more of your time in telecabins queues rather than skiing on the piste.

This wonderful resort has many comfortable accommodation facilities such as hotel, cottage, chalet, villa, private apartment local home and restaurant, and accommodate thousands of people every year, enjoy your stay at this beautiful place. The facilities in the area are more than enough to tackle the rush of the tourist.

Rent Equipment
You can rent any equipment and skiwear in the area, all kind of ski and snowboard, monoboard and Alpine, cross country skis and accessories.

Other Sport Activity and Facilities in Dizin Complex
This resort can offer you and your family a variety of sports activities to enjoy your vcation, altitudes and heights for mountain climbing and walking, different route and tracks for mountain cycling, volleyball grounds, tennis courtyards, paint ball area, caoching and training classes, children park and slope for grass ski in summer to experience interesting aspect of Iranians lifestyle.

Ski Resort Dizin Tehran, Iran
Dizin Iran
Photo By Ali Majdfar

Working Days
In winters, this resort is open during the weekdays and in summer, it is only open in Iranian weekends (Thursdays, Fridays) and national holidays.

Facts and figures
It has various pists of different kinds and grades and you can ski in many different styles during the same day. There is also a beginner’s pist for newcomers.Skiing in Dizin is good for the less experienced skier; 50% of runs are suitable for beginners, 40% for intermediate and 10% for advanced skiers.The air is drier than at European resorts, making some excellent powder. Many snowboarders can be found on the slopes.With only 2 to 3 hours of driving away from Tehran many people prefer not to stay there overnight. Cheap tickets by European standards and rarely have queues except at the weekends. Dizin resort is far more relaxed than the rest of Iran.

Quick Facts, Ski Resort Specifications
Targeted Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Grass Ski
Season Availability: November to May
Height variation 2650m to 3600m
One of the highest lifts in the world, lift reaches 3,600 m (11,800 ft),
One of the 40 highest resorts in the world.

Resort Altitude : 2700m
Top elevation, Highest Lift : 3600m
Base elevation, Lowest Piste : 2650m
Vertical drop Max 850m
Skiable area: 470 ha
Runs: 23
Night skiing: No

Lift system:
3 gondola, telecabins,
12 chairlifts , Lifts
1 hammer teleski,
7 dish teleskis, drag lifts,
2 skilifts, chair lifts
Snow depths average 2m at bottom to 6m at the top
Established in 1969

How to go there
The only access to the resort is by road, the roads are of an adequate standard, but not up to those in Europe standard.

Via Chalus (Chaloos) Road 124 km
You can easily reach the resort from Tehran by taking a private taxi or bus, about 2-3 hours of drive from Tehran.

Via Shemsak Road 55 km
There is a shorter route which brings you in 1 or 2 hours but may be closed in winter seasons after a heavt snow.

Transportation to Dizin
If it has been snowing a lot, chains are required for the last part of the journey.
The easiest way to reach Dizin is to fly to IKA airport Tehran Iran, then proceed to the resort by coach or car.
The nearest international airport to Dizin resort is IKA airport at Tehran. Flights arrive here from many major European cities and other destinations including China, India, Japan and neighbouring Persian gulf countries as well as internal flights. The nearest train station to Dizin resort is at Tehran.

Location and Coordinate
Altitude 3600 m
Latitude 36-02-57 N
Longitude 51-25-02 E
Distance from Tehran by Chalus Road 124 km
Distance from Tehran by Shemshak Road 55 km
North West of Tehran in the Middle of Alborz Mountains, City Dizin State Tehran Country, Iran

Ski Resort Iran
Dizin Resort Tehran, Iran
Photo By Ali Majdfar

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