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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

January 06, 2006
ali.b from Ski Iran Iran
Dizin can also be reached fron Chemshak but in the winter months this much shorter road is often closed. Anyways, the two roads leading to Dizin are in a high avalanche zone. One must avoid driving to these resorts in climates and periods of high risk. The resort itself offers beautiful long sunny runs and perfect dry snow. Mount Damavand can be seen from the summit. Enjoy
February 14, 2006
Azadeh.sh from Ski Iran Iran
Dizin is the most beautiful and lovliest ski resort near Tehran. It provides you everything in your ski time. The hotels, restaurants and every other thing is great. Have fun, ski and enjoy.
February 21, 2006
javid azmoun from Ski Iran Iran
Its amazing. You will have a happy time here. Come to feel the best and make a memorable image of ski. See you in DIZIN.
March 11, 2006
sahar from Ski Iran Iran
You can find here professional snowboarder like Mr. Mosayeb Seyd Poor . you can know everything about him in his website : www.mosayeb.com
March 24, 2007
Liam O'Boyle from Ski United States United States
My country is listed as US, but I'm from New Zealand :) Anyhow, I've just had four days at Dizin and it was absolutely great. I happened to be there over No Ruz, the Iranian New Year, so the rates were at the weekend rates (95,000IR rather than IR80,000) which is still peanuts compared to most international rates. The conditions were great. Incredible off-piste riding with soft powder all over. On-piste riding was not as good, due to very infrequent and limited grooming. The pistes rapidly formed rather unpleasant mini moguls, which were annoying to ride on when clouds interrupted visibility. There are no learner slopes at all, so the pistes tend to be crowded with learners even on moderately advanced slopes, so you have to keep an eye out. Excellent size field, with plenty of variety in terrain. All over, the best field I've skied on to date :)
February 11, 2008
a L i from Ski Iran Iran
Dizin is the best pist ;) I love Dizin :X
March 07, 2008
Mazda from Ski Iran Iran
Well, as we all know, Dizin is amongst the best ski resorts in the world, as far as it's ski season and snow quality. The good thing is it's altitude which is located above the tree line level so you ski free with no hassle at all. Some experts call it the fifth largest ski resort in the world where no snow making machines are available. Please check at tellone.ir to see how our products can make your skiing day more and more fun.
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.
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.
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.