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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.

Show all 35 ratings

November 21, 2009
ali fard from Ski United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
I would like to give you same information about Dizin ski pistes. When you reach there it has 6 ways to ski and I believe that (Gavazni)is the best part. Then you go to (Resturan Vasat) and then turn left and go for 300 metres. I hope you can enjoy skiing there at Dizin. Ali
April 11, 2009
BEST PLACE EVERY from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
This was the first time that I have been skiing, but had been snowboarding before. To be honest I wasn't expecting much from Dizin, but once we arrived and got on the slopes, I loved every moment of it. As it was my first time skiing it got a 3hr lesson. The only problem I found was that my instructor didn't speak English, but after 1hr or so I realized it wasn't such as problem. Although my Farsi is very poor, I found that people there were extremely friendly and helpful. Overall, I spent 4 days at Dizin (3 weekdays and 1 weekend) and although the weekend was busy, the queues were not as bad as I had expected. Overall, I love my time at Dizin and would definately go back each year.
March 01, 2009
Heiko from Ski Germany Germany
I just loved Dizin as it has some of the best powder conditions for snowboarders I've ever experienced. Go to Dizin on weekdays to avoid queuing (caused due to slow lifts, not due to crowds that are still moderate). But even if you can only go there at the weekend, the excellent snow quality (especially off-piste riding) is recommended and Dizin is really worth the line up. The friendliness of the Iranians is unmatched. I've been to many countries and always felt welcomed but this really has beaten everything I've seen so far. So go to Dizin and enjoy the perfect powder and the hospitality of the Iranian people. You will love it.
February 06, 2009
JavidJavdani from Ski Iran Iran
Hi, I think Dizin is one of the best of 5 nice pistes in the world.
January 17, 2009
arash roo @ ali zangeneh from Ski Iran Iran
How can you enjoy your time in Shemshak or Dizin area? You can ski in the morning and enjoy the slope which you have never seen around the world, moreover you have another chance, yes, you can take party at night or enjoy your time, enjoy your life, enjoy forever..
January 12, 2009
Khoon Lim from Ski Singapore Singapore
23 of us from Singapore were at Dizin from 20 to 23 December. It was fantastic and every single one of us enjoyed the experience, from the beginners to experienced skiers, although the beginners did find it difficult as what was the beginner slopes were not as easy as most other resorts. We stayed at the Gajereh Resort, which was about a 5 minute drive to the slopes. The 2 bedrooms apartments were huge and can easily fit up to 10 persons. Everyone we encountered were exceptionally friendly and hospitable, and all in all, we would highly recommend the experience.
December 25, 2008
Ramtin from Ski Iran Iran
Dizin is one of the best pistes in the Middle East; even better that many Asian countries. You have a long way from the top to bottom with different kinds of surface like smooth, bumps & .... you cab enjoy it from mid Dec to Feb, even in March depending on the snow condition.
December 17, 2008
Behnam Rafiee from Ski Iran Iran
Dizin is amazing. It is the most beautiful and loveliest ski piste in the world. Come to feel the best and make a memorable image of ski. I love Dizin very much.
December 08, 2008
Very Dissatisfied from Ski United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Whilst the snow was amazing at Dizin we couldn't even use it. Our tour group was most dissatisfied with the resort and the ski federation for that matter. Whilst we were told that the resort was open we sat for 3 days because someone decided it was not worth opening the lifts for purely financial reasons. Very frustrating. If you want a reliable ski resort I would go elsewhere.
November 26, 2008
Mohammad H Shamshiri from Ski Iran Iran
If you consider yourself as one of those skiers, you better try Dizin. all the ups and downs remind you of the loveliest dreams you might have had about ski.