7 weeks traveling through Iran: Dizin
One of the great pleasures of visiting Iran during winter is that you get to ski in some amazing world class ski resorts. I was able to visit Dizin ski resort twice on my trip to Iran. The first time was good but the second was pretty much awesome. It had snowed the night before so we got to snowboard on some really nice fresh powder.
The drive is about 64 kilometers from Tehran which takes about two hours or less to get to the top. That is if the roads are clear of snow. If not there is also a longer route available which will take you to the resort from the bottom but takes about four hours. We got lucky that the road where in good condition so we were able to go through “Jade Bala”. The roads are narrow and full of snow on the sides. You see plenty of signs for avalanches, so it makes things a bit more scary as you are getting closer to the resort. There are some small towns that serve warm food and hot tea as you are get closer to the resort as well.
One of the unique features of the ski resorts in Iran is that you don’t see any trees unlike resorts in California like, Lake Tahoe. Also Dizin is considered one of the largest ski resorts located in the Alborz mountain range making it a great destination for Tehrooni’s to come and spend their time.
This mountain is where I learned how to snowboard so it will always have a special place in my heart. Here are some photos I took during those two days that we visited Dizin.