Iran Dizin Ski resort under two hour drive north of Tehran, up in the Alborz Mountains could be the next Alps. This gorgeous, altitudinous part of the Middle east is the Skiing Worlds best kept secret. The first step toward rekindling America and Irans love affair, a perfect second date is a weekend Ski Trip together.
Here are the reasons why: – The length matters, the Dizin Ski season runs from late November until late May, nearly an NHL seasons worth of snow to enjoy. The reason? The base sits 9,000 feet above sea level (making it one of the 40 highest in the world) with lifts running as high as 12,000 feet.
-The resorts face north, so the powdery snow quality rivals that of Europe and the Rockies.
-Dizins 20 lifts and 15 Pistles run the gamut, from friendly green circles to A-hole double black diamonds, the place skews also difficult, given the tremendous 3,000 feet vertical drop. For even crazier runs, head to the nearby Shemshak Ski area, nine miles from Dizin.
-Dizin is recognized by the International Ski Federation and hosts its fair share of global competitions.
-Shah of Iran lacked in the ability to quash insurrection, he more than made up for in mad slalom skills, infact Dizin was created under his watch in 1969, building it up with proper chairlifts and gondolas.
-The tickets run from $20-$25 per day depending on the Pass.
-Dizin is 100% tolerant and accepting of Snowboarders.
-While the 3 Star hotel you will inhabit at Dizins base is the definition of modest, it does the job comfortably and Ski-in and Ski-out.
-Come to Iran for the snow sports, talk on additional tours of Tehran and beyond UNESCO sites, mosques,bazaars and more.