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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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May 06, 2011
amir forzan from Ski Sweden Sweden
Hi, This is my idea about Iran, Dizin, skiing and anything that is connected with snow in Iran. If somebody thinks they can help Iran skiing or Dizin slope go to Dizin office ski area and talk about problem or go to Iran federation and talk. Typing text here and thinking that is the way is not correct way......
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.
February 11, 2012
a_hgh from Ski Iran Iran
Saturday 11 Feb, there was great weather in Dizin. All the day the sun was shinning, without any clouds, wind and coldness. Although the weather forecast was opposite.
March 14, 2011
Bozorgzadegan Amir from Ski Iran Iran
Dizin the great, the topography and number of slopes using, and the numbered remained to expand and use, are great. If we don't believe it has unique conditions in the world. surely can be claimed in Asia regarding capacity, space varieties, etc... Wherever install a new lift it will be a new piste and reduce the massive queues mostly in week-ends. Other side equipments more or less are already exist, and extension will not need so much investment. Tochal has also high potential with more distinction and advantages on it's north side, where great slopes exist with long time off-season using too, just couple of minutes far from Tehran with reasonable possibilities... Common bases are ready to click expansion for more capacities...
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
December 04, 2013
vahid from Ski Iran Iran
You can experience the best situation of skiing in Dizin.
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.
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.
March 19, 2015
Martin from Ski Sweden Sweden
Very good skiing, plenty of snow, normally the resort is open between November and April. All snow is natural. Pistes are mostly intermediate, but there are a few expert pistes available. A lot of safe off-piste if you feel like it. There are around 15 lifts, and 20 pistes, but do not expect everything to be open. This depends on how busy the resort is, and on the weather. We stayed for 5 days, the last day only the main gondola lift to the middle station was open. There is plenty of skiing from there, so it was no problem. It had snowed a lot the night before and, best guess, maximum 50 people were skiing that day. The lifts are 40 years old but they work. Lifts start at 0830 and close around 1530 (time in Iran is flexible). Different maps give different altitudes; according to GPS the highest lift reaches 3600m and the entrance is at 2650m. On Thursdays and Fridays and around the Persian New Year expect some lines, especially at the bottom. Weekdays the resort is not very busy. Both hotels in Dizin have the same standard prices and food. Both hotels are really nice, 60's architecture, clean and up to a good standard. The staff are very friendly and helpful, just try a few words of farsi (that goes for the whole resort, by the way). Food was good simple Iranian kitchen; perfectly adequate. Hotel 2 has good coffee in the Coffee Shop, while Amirs chocolate in hotel 1 makes very good hot chocolate After-ski is non-existent, unless you are invited to a private party. You come to Dizin for the skiing/snowboarding. You can reach Dizin from Tehran by the direct road in about one hour but this road is often closed in winter and the longer Chalous road takes about 2-3 hours, depending on traffic. Taxi is not expensive; around 45$ each way. Prices were about or less than half of what you would pay in Europe. Rent equipment from the shop at the parking lot, cheaper than at the hotel, and the equipment is of good enough quality. Ski equipment rental was 60$/person for 5 days, the hotel 60$/night for a double room, ski pass 23/day. Food around 30$/day altogether. It may be advisable to use a ski instructor/guide at least for the first days. This costs around 60$/day.
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 :)