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Dizin (Persian: دیزین‎‎) is the largest Iranian ski resorts. It is located in the Alborz mountain range, about 70km North from Tehran. It was established during the sixties under the reign of Mohammad Reza Pahlavih.

Dizin
Dizin ski resort
Dizin is located in Iran
Dizin
Dizin
Location within Iran
Location Karaj, Iran
Coordinates 36°02′57″N 51°25′02″E / 36.04917°N 51.41722°E / 36.04917; 51.41722
Top elevation 3600m (11,811 ft)
Base elevation 2650m (8,694 ft)
Skiable area 469ha
Runs 23
Lift system 4 gondolas
3 chairlifts
9 Surface lifts
Snowmaking No
Night skiing No
Website http://www.dizinskiresort.com

The ski season in Dizin lasts from December to May, due its 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.

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Ski resortEdit

The resort is nowaday managed by "Raika", a company owned by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Dizin ski amenities include hotels, cottages, restaurants, villas and private apartments. Dizin ski resort accommodates thousands of people every year. There are also other facilities such as tennis courts, mountain climbing, mountain biking. Ski instruction courses are offered.

The resort is opened all year long offering various activities during winters and summers.

Ski areaEdit

The ski area includes 4 gondolas, 3 chairlifts, and 9 surface lifts. The lowest point of the resort is 2650m, while its highest point is 3600m (11,811 feet above the sea level).

The snow quality at Dizin is fantastic powder and rivals that of many European and Rocky Mountain snow areas. Dizin is 70 km North of the capital city of Tehran.

Dizin 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.[1] 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.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 

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