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    (Wikipedia) - Dizin For the village in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, see Dizin, Sistan and Baluchestan. Dizin دیزین Location Coordinates Top elevation Base elevation Skiable area Runs Lift system Snowmaking Night skiing Web site
    Dizin ski resort
    Teheran, Tehran, Iran
    36°02′57″N 51°25′02″E / 36.04917°N 51.41722°E / 36.04917; 51.41722 (Dizin دیزین)
    3 gondola 12 chairlifts

    Dizin is one of the larger Iranian ski resorts in the Alborz mountain range, near Tehran and also the city of Karaj. It was established in 1969..

    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.

    • 1 Location
    • 2 Image gallery
    • 3 See also
    • 4 References
    • 5 External links

    Location Map of central Alborz
    Peaks: 1 `Alam Kūh
      -25 to 500 m   500 to 1500 m   1500 to 2500 m   2500 to 3500 m   3500 to 4500 m   4500 to 5671 m 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
    Rivers: 0
    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
    Cities: 1 Āmol
    2 Chālūs 3 Karaj
    Other: D Dīzīn
    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.

    Image gallery
    • Dizin ski resort and gondola lift

    • View of Mount Damavand as seen from Dizin

    • Skiers at the resort

    Tags:Alam, Alborz, Baluchestan, Damavand, Dizin, Gardan, Iran, Iranian, Karaj, Mehr, Mount Damavand, Shah, Shah of Iran, Sistan, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Tehran, Wikipedia

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