The Ski Resort
The ski resort of Dizin is located amidst the Alburz mountains, between the Iranian capital Teheran and the Caspian Sea. Winter sports enthusiasts find more than 20 ski slopes between 2,500 and 3,600 metres (8,200-11,800 ft) above sea level. The ski area is suitable for all skill levels: 28 percent of the runs are marked as easy, 50 percent intermediate, and 22 percent as difficult.
At the two beginners' areas, one of them near the lower car park, the other not far from the restaurant Chaman, you find everything you need to try your first steps on skis. The ski and snowboard experts from Dizin ski school have helpful tips for novices as well as more experienced winter sportsmen.
Experts might find the black run from the top station of the 4-person gondola Darreh particularly interesting. Apart from being a challenge, it is also the longest run in the ski resort. Snowboarders will feel at home at the Snowboard Park. It is situated above restaurant Chaman, and can be accessed via Sichal drag lift.
The most important Iranian ski resort's first lift was built in 1965; nowadays, visitors find nine tow lifts, four chair lifts, and three gondolas. To get to the highest point of the ski resort, take 4-person gondola Gholleh. At 3,410m/11,188ft above sea level, you enjoy a great view over the facilities and slopes of the resort as well as the surrounding mountain-scape.
- The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 11188 ft.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
Thanks to its elevation and the north facing ski slopes, the area is particularly snow-safe, and open to winter sports enthusiasts from November to May. However, there is something for skiers enen during the summer: with so-called grass skis, visitors can roll down the hills of Dizin. In 2005, Dizin even hosted the grass ski world cup, and in 2010 it hosted the grass ski junior world cup.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Aprés-ski fans are not recommended to go to Dizin, as loud music and alcohol are forbidden here.
Dining and Restaurants
You can eat at Restaurant Chalet or at the snack bar by the mid-station of Golleh gondola. At the top station of Chaman gondola you can find the restaurant Chaman. Furthermore, the two local hotels feature restaurants.
Infrastructure & Rental
From Teheran, two roads lead into the ski resort. The shorter way via Shemshak, however, is closed more often due to heavy snowfalls than the longer way via Karaj. Free car parks are available.