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Visitor reviews for Dizin Ski Resort

Dizin Ratings

Overall: 3.8. Based on 122 votes and 57 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 4.3

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Dizin is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Variety of pistes: 4.1

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Dizin has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Off-piste: 4.2

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Scenery: 4.3

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 3.8

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Dizin.

Public Transport: 3.3

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Dizin, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Accommodation: 4.3

(1) No places to stay in/near Dizin, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 4.1

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 3.4

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Dizin.

Ski in/Ski out: 4.3

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 2.9

(1) There are no child care facilities at Dizin, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 2.6

(1) Dizin relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 4.2

(1) There are no snow groomers at Dizin, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Dizin are groomed daily.

Shelter: 3.5

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Dizin is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 3.6

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Dizin, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 4.6

(1) Dizin usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 3.9

(1) The staff at Dizin are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Dizin are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 3.5

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 4.0

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 4.0

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Beginners: 4.2

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 4.4

(1) No intermediate terrain at Dizin, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.5

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 3.3

(1) Not even a kicker at Dizin, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Cross-country: 3.7

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Dizin, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 3.4

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Dizin has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 4.1

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 4.2

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 2.9

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 3.0

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 3.2

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 3.3

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 4.2

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 4.1

(1) Overall, Dizin is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 4.4

(1) Overall, Dizin is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

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March 03, 2011
Naji a. from Ski Iran Iran
Refer to NGO Iran ski association review, I also approve most of his discussions, but I don't know whose hand is he pressed and invite to help? I believe that progress in any fields mostly need: plan, policy, and the interested character of the system, which we don't see and do not feel such factors ! Where, we hear in Friday prays (Shiraz) the speaker call the ski resort in area, as a centre of corruption! While, sedition take place in covered spaces next to their ears and eyes, not in an open air places with so many eyes watching ! ...
March 03, 2011
essex ben from Ski United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Having lived in Switzerland for several years and skied often at Verbier, I am a very keen skier. Moved to Dubai for work, and Dizin proved to be the closest/easiest logistically resort for a long weekend. Yes, the resort is dilapidated and the lifts are from the 60's (sponsored by Milka so would assume when Zermat binned their lifts for an upgrade in 1963, Dizin got them!), and yes the equipment for rental is ridiculously expensive and also in terrible condition, but the mountain itself and the snow was fantastic. I was there on a Friday and a Saturday, and both days if you even venture slightly off the piste, which was what I was looking for, you had massive snow fields with deep untouched champagne powder. It is no exaggeration to say that I had fresh tracks all day for both days and condition-wise, it was the best skiing I had ever experienced. Down side of the resort is the queues. On Friday the lift queues were shockingly long - around 30mins on some cases, and the Iranians are worse than the French at pushing in queues :) However, if you grin and bear the first bubble, stay high enough and opt for t-bars which are unused in comparison, and don't go into the bottom half of the mountain until the end of the day. Another complaint was Saturday, which was much more quiet in terms of number of visitors, as soon as the afternoon came about and everyone who would be coming had come, they shut off all bar one lift and blamed it on the weather - there were perfect blue skies. It was obvious that they collected their money, and turned off the power to save costs. Left a bitter taste but wouldn't have come close to ruining the morning and the previous day's snow. Lifts also closed much earlier than at many of the European resorts I have been too, with last lifts between 3:15 & 3:30 despite there being plenty of light. There also was no mountain maintenance and witnessed 2 not un-significant avalanches (no recco/helicopters/rescue teams for hundreds of miles) Apres ski is non-existent, but if you drive 10 mins back down the mountain there are plenty of roadside restaurants where you can get a bbq and hot tea and shisha. No Pub Mont Fort apres though.... Overall, I recommend Dizin a lot based on the conditions if you want off-piste, as Iranians don't leave the marked trails. However, as it is unreliable in terms of lifts etc, I wouldn't recommend it for anyone coming further afield than the Middle East, as much better all-round resorts closer to home.
March 03, 2011
Alireza Massali from Ski Iran Iran
This Mountain will tempt me to go and ski on it, even with my injured knees. This Monday after 6 days of snow falling, I'll go there.
March 01, 2011
Bozorgzadegan Amir from Ski Iran Iran
Dizin, however back to roughly 40 years background without any extension and equipment changes, but is awesome and amazing yet. It has variety of terrain and runs, from powder to icy flat and mogul terrains. I am amazed every time I come to Dizin. But lift lines are massive on holidays! Especially when the upper road is open. I love skiing above clouds, and G-7 is a place where that happen sometimes because of the high altitude. We have an idiom from long ago that, each flower has its own smell. therefore, if you love ski, you'll be amazed on any slopes either primitive or modern ones.
February 19, 2011
marshall from Ski New Zealand New Zealand
Dizin is awesome. Really wicked powder and really good pistes. If you are looking for a really fun trip for boarding or skiing, I highly recommend Dizin.
February 07, 2011
Amir B. from Ski Iran Iran
I refer to the point of view of another reviewer, I also would like to emphasise upon such thoughts and relations which make someone fix in his/her position during his lifetime. If we leave monopolism, we can find so many worthy directors to handle the job. Look at the advertisements regarding the Ski tours to Palandoken, Erzurum, Turkey. Our neighborhood country and the number of applicants who go eagerly and repeatedly as an alternative, we will find the role of managements in any fields. Our country has the 5th usable resort of the world regarding the altitude, after some in Himalaya and Andes, in Peru! Why we had not been able to extend our nearest piste in Tehran, yes, in Tehran G-7 toward the Shahrestanak and Ahar for long and off-season ski, from November to early summer?! Everybody know well, if the water stop in a pool without any circulation and changes, soon it will be sewage and center of malaria mosquitoes! [Editor's note: text has been edited to be concise]
February 07, 2011
Armin from Ski France France
Dizin is one of the best pistes in the world. I guarantee this claim as I'm professional skier and almost skiing all over the world. Maybe you gonna find some pistes in the world with much more facilities and liberty but Dizin is one of the most beautiful one and unique. I miss it so much.
January 25, 2011
Vanaki from Ski Afghanistan Afghanistan
Next week there will be snowboard FIS race in Dizin. You can check fisski.ch Dizin ski resort situated to the north of Tehran in the Alborz mountain range. The huge Dizin ski resort was established in 1969 [1]. The ski season in Dizin also lasts longer than European ski resorts (from December to May) because of 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. Dizin ski amenities include two hotels, 19 cottages and 5 restaurants, villas and private apartments around the Dizin ski resort that accommodate thousands of people every year.
January 12, 2011
Reza from Ski Canada Canada
Lots of good memories at Dizin, it's been more than ten years since I last skied there. Although I have had the opportunity to ski in different resorts in western Canada, Shemshak and Dizin will always be with me, forever.
November 08, 2010
GhorbanAli-Suleghani from Ski Iran Iran
I am president of Iran Ski Association(NGO). Dizin is known as the best skiing resort not only in Iran but also in the whole of Asia. I've spent days in many good ski resorts in Asia but not one was like Dizin. Sunshine & dry snow powder are the best characteristics of this resort. These specifications can not be found in other resorts. With these spacialities Dizin and other resorts, in Iran, couldn't make its prospected progress because of ski federation president mismanagement for 30 years (didn't get changed and no trusted election). This is the reason why ski sport in Iran couldn't make any progress in regional and world champion match. The equipment is old and out of day so trainees can't practice properly. So all of the trainees, sportsmen and women ask your hand to save the future of this sport in Iran. We are looking for your wise desisions and help.