February 2015, a bunch of swiss riders from the project “We ride in Iran” are traveling to Iran to meet their friend Sina Shamyani. Sina is a ski instructor from Tehran living his passion: skiing. Salam Azizam follows Sina and his friends during a road trip around Iran.
A film by Jules Guarneri
Produced by Arnaud Cottet
Executive producers: Amir Raieszadeh, Greg Tuscher, Rolf Bissig, Ruedi Flück
Featuring Sina Shamyani, Reza Tabazade, Shervin Heyadatzadeh, Arnaud Cottet, Ruedi Flück, Greg Tuscher, Rolf Bissig, Benoît Goncerut.
We want them to come and visit very much. I am sure they will like it and change any negative ideas about Iran. I want them to know more about my country. There is no place for politics in sports” – Iranian Snowboarder at Dizin
While the USA continue to enforce new sanctions and use aggressive rhetoric, it is possible to visit Iran for American citizens. The process is a bit more cumbersome and you do need a guide for the entire stay, but you will still be able to see Persepolis, shop in old bazaars and off course the most important experience: crusing down some fresh powder in Dizin. Read more here.
Quick Facts, Ski Resort Specifications
Targeted Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Grass Ski
Season Availability: November to May
Height variation 2650m to 3600m
One of the highest ski lifts in the world, lift reaches 3,600 m (11,800 ft),
One of the 40 highest ski resorts in the world.
Resort Altitude : 2700m
Top elevation, Highest Lift : 3600m
Base elevation, Lowest Piste : 2650m
Vertical drop Max 850m
Skiable area: 470 ha
Night skiing: No
3 gondola, telecabins,
12 chairlifts , Ski Lifts
1 hammer teleski,
7 dish teleskis, drag lifts,
2 skilifts, chair lifts
Snow depths average 2m at bottom to 6m at the top
Established in 1969
Got a tip about TipsFilms, a great travel site with videos from destinations and hotels around the world. Check out their video from Dizin and Dizin Hotel. Also featuring Hoffenberg, the non-alcoholic after-ski alternative.