Dizin Ski Resort
Dizin ski resort which was established in 1969 is located in the Alborz mountain range north of Tehran. With an altitude of 3,600 meters above sea level, Dizin is one of the highest ski resorts in the world.
One of the most famous resorts in the Middle East, Dizin is located 70 kilometers from Tehran via the Shemshak-Dizin Road and 110 kilometers via the Karaj Road. The drive to Dizin is between 45 minutes to 1:30 depending on the route chosen and weather conditions.
With a ski season that lasts from mid-November to mid-May and its ultra light powder, the fabulous trails of Dizin are suitable for professional, intermediate or beginner skiers. The untouched powder snow of Dizin is especially attractive for snowboarders.
The resort has different pistes for cross country skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding and even grass skiing. Dizin has a ski school where professional instructors help beginners to learn to ski in the safety of the beginner’s piste.
There are a total of 12 ski lifts, 3 cable cars, 2 chair lifts and 7 platter lifts that transport skiers to different altitudes.
Dizin is the first Iranian ski resort to be recognized by the International Ski Federation and to meet FIS criteria for hosting international ski competitions and events.
There are two hotels, 19 chalets and five restaurants inside the resort that cater to the needs of skiers.
Dizin Hotel 1 has been built in three stories and has 45 rooms and Dizin Hotel 2 has 83 rooms. These two hotels, which are located directly across from one another and are within walking distance of the ski lifts, have facilities including a pool room, restaurants, coffee shops and traditional teahouse.
Gajereh Grand Hotel, which is located approximately 5 minutes from the slopes, has 112 rooms, 8 suites and 12 apartments. The hotel, which is currently undergoing renovation, has facilities such as sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, billiards room, traditional teahouse, restaurant, and coffee shop.
It is also possible to ski from Dizin to Darbandsar Ski Resort.
Dizin is not only a resort for winter sports and is also a popular spot for various summer, spring and fall activities. Dizin has a grass piste, where international Grasski competitions are held annually. There are also facilities for tennis, mountain climbing, mountain biking, archery, paragliding and hang gliding.
During the warmer months of the year the cable cars can be used to reach higher altitudes and enjoy the beautiful nature of the resort.