Dizin ski resort
|Location||Karaj County, Alborz Province, Iran|
|Lift system||3 gondola
The ski season in Dizin lasts longer than in European ski resorts, from December to May, because of the resort's high altitude. The highest ski lift reaches 3,600 m (11,800 ft), making it one of the 40 highest ski resorts in the world.
Dizin ski amenities include two hotels, 19 cottages and five restaurants, villas and private apartments around the Dizin ski resort accommodate thousands of people every year.
|Map of central Alborz||Peaks:||1 `Alam Kūh|
|2 Āzād Kūh||3 Damāvand|
|4 Do Berar||5 Do Khaharan|
|6 Ghal`eh Gardan||7 Gorg|
|8 Kholeno||9 Mehr Chal|
|10 Mīšīneh Marg||11 Naz|
|12 Shah Alborz||13 Sīālān|
|14 Tochal||15 Varavašt|
|1 Alamūt||2 Chālūs|
|3 Do Hezār||4 Harāz|
|5 Jājrūd||6 Karaj|
|7 Kojūr||8 Lār|
|9 Nūr||10 Sardāb|
|11 Seh Hazār||12 Shāh Rūd|
|2 Chālūs||3 Karaj|
|E Emāmzādeh Hāšem||K Kandovān Tunnel|
|* Latīān Dam||** Lār Dam|
The Dizin ski complex is the first ski and winter sport 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 on 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 telecabins, 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 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.
View of Mount Damavand as seen from Dizin
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