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Dizin Resort Reviews

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Dizin Resort Reviews

Visitor reviews for Dizin Ski Resort

Dizin Ratings

Overall: 3.8. Based on 115 votes and 57 reviews. Vote

Access: 3.9

(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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 3.5

(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.

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.

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.

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.

Cross-country: 3.6

(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: 3.3

(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: 4.2

(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: 2.8

(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: 3.1

(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: 4.1

(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): 4.2

(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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October 10, 2010
shahriar from Ski Iran Iran
Yes, Dizin is a great place to ski (no humidity, great powder, etc). The only thing that can make your trip unpleasant are some very careless local snowboarders who sometimes use people as "gates". Last winter a friend of mine got hit by one of them. Both were seriously injured (the closest hospital is in Karaj if you have taken the Chalus road). So be aware of these guys and you will have one of your best ski experiences.
March 28, 2010
Alireza Massali (Ali Massal) from Ski Iran Iran
Dizin is the best place that I've ever seen. Moreover the best pistes in Asia where you can ski for more than 7 hours each day and then you can have the best DIZI(Ab goosht) in all around the world at "MANSOUR DIZI SARA" on Jade Balla, on your left on the way from Dizin.
March 16, 2010
Bozorgzadegan Amir from Ski Iran Iran
I did ski at Dizin in the middle of March 2010 on the way back home to Tehran from Caspian sea, north of Iran. Dizin is surely best in Middle East, if we don't say in Asia, regarding variety of slopes, altitude, sun-shine, people hospitality etc.... If the equipment is renewed and more extended, it will be number one in region up to Balkan countries and Causus ranges in Russia. There are two roads to Dizin: 1. the main road to Chalus (Caspian Sea) which you turn to Velayat rood after Gachsar area, it will be around 110 km from Tehran! 2. The road in roodbar ghasran, pass through Shemshak and end to upper parking of Dizin in winter time, which is 65km from Tehran roughly! This road is shorter and more popular to use. But the problem is Avalange! All skiers say why they don't make some Galleries at the point of accidents where usually Avalange take places? This year, around one month ago, this phenomenon killed some people again and some others wounded! and this is repeated senario yearly and nobody take care !? I hope the organs who are responsible for..., pay attention to that,and prevent of unpleasant accident,s repetition from now on... Gallery structures are not so expensive even the resort can do that for it's interests and benefits, and absorb so many skiers from this short and available route! most people prefer to ski at Shemshak and Darbandsar because of said road Avalanges!!! By the way, try Dizin even with it's available possibilities and fun... and remember 40 years ago and the ones who established such a resort for healthness of the people and youngs to avoid them from ruined drugs!
February 12, 2010
mitra&mehdi Kermani from Ski Iran Iran
It's so good to ski there at Dizin. You can sleep as much as you want and drive at 10.30; reach around 12. Ski for 3 hours and when you are starving you can eat at Kouhestan (chelokabab) and you can be on time for your daily task (lol) The only problem is the long queues!! which thank to Islamic Republic ladies queue is always shorter than gents. Have fun!!
January 13, 2010
Sahab from Ski Turkey Turkey
Dizin is the best skiing resort not only in Iran but also in the whole of Asia. Believe me, I've just spent days in any good resorts in whole Asia but not one like Dizin. So I just have to say one thing here: enjoy every minute you're in Dizin.
January 11, 2010
nazanin rastgar from Ski United States United States
Dizin is one of the best slopes you could go to. I go to Dizin around Christmas holidays every year. I have been doing so for the last 10 years. I enjoy every single thing about it. I usually stay in the hotel Dizin for about 10 days. most of the time my problem was food since I am very picky about what I eat and I used to get sick every time I ate at the hotel! But this year something came to my rescue and I advice all of you people to visit this place. It was called Lotus Complex, about 3 minutes drive from the hotel and the food was just amazing and don't let me start on the atmosphere and the design. You should definitely pay a visit next time you are in Dizin. *** important: this place is only reachable via the (jade paen) or when you are staying in Dizin.
January 09, 2010
pejman from Ski Iran Iran
Pros for Dizin: best and biggest ski resort in Iran have variety of ski path so everyone, from beginner to adv, can enjoy beautiful scenery, better facilities, restaurants, toilets ... Cons for Dizin: overcrowded at weekends far from Tehran both roads to Dizin are not that good. Getting back to Tehran at weekends is a nightmare (both road and cable car) .... tickets 20$ renting equipment from 10-25$ - request haggling
December 30, 2009
Mohammad FOROOGHIEH from Ski Iran Iran
Actually Dizin is considered as one of the best skiing places in the world. You'll have the possibility both for skiing and snowbording in a place which you can find a variety of high and low angle slopes, bumps, nice views, .... I believe that Dizin has also a good potential of attracting people because of its type of anow and it's easy access to the capital. There are some hotels in the area which makes possible for night stay. The main problem of Dizin is the poor facility of carrying people and low capacity of machines which leads people to spend lots of time in queues waiting for their turn. Of course, this problem becomes worse in weekends. Enjoy Dizin Mohammad
December 15, 2009
Ali ATAEI from Ski Iran Iran
After Canada, the Iranian quality of snow (Dizin) is the best in whole world. Giant Slalom, slalom, snow boarding… every thing is possible in Dizin international resort. Very nice place and good people. I have tried European resorts before and honestly I think you enjoy more in Dizin. Just try it once and you will be back here each winter.
December 10, 2009
Babak Urmiahchi from Ski Iran Iran
Dizin is a lovely slope which is suitable for free style skiing and snow boarding. Dizin is the best in the Middle East. viva pesia