When it comes to hitting the slopes, Iran is probably not the first place you’d think of. But at Dizin ski resort, located about two hours north of Tehran by car, you’ll find some of the highest quality snow in the Middle East.
Tourists and locals are welcome to ski at the Dizin resort all season, which runs from late November to late May.
The ski season is longer than the average American and European season because the base of the mountains sits at 9,000 feet above sea level, with lifts running as high as 12,000 feet.
Dizin as the largest resort in the Middle East
Because of the high altitude, it snows regularly throughout ski season — creating the perfect powder conditions.
Dizin is ranked among the 40 highest ski resorts in the world. To get there, tourists can drive north from Tehran — it’s a 74-mile journey through steep hills.
Dizin ski resort is also the largest in the Middle East, with 23 runs, three gondolas, and 12 chairlifts.
Facilities of the Dizin resort
The average temperature ranges from nine to 19 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter, and it can see up to 2,000 visitors each week.
Dizin has a variety of different restaurants, coffee shops, and snack bars for when you’re ready to take a food break.
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SURFIRAN is an Iranian tour operator and travel agency offering tour packages to those interested in Iran. It provides the tourists with services needed to travel to Iran, offers tours across the country, and assists the tourists in obtaining Iranian visas.