Dizin is a ski resort situated to the north of Tehran in the Alborz mountain range. Dizin was established in 1969 and has a reputation for excellent snow, because of its altitude (one of the world's 20 highest ski centers) and the north facing slopes. Dizin amenities include two hotels, 19 cottages and 5 restaurants, ski activity in Dizin complex is not confined to winter season. Nice hotels, villas and private apartments around the Dizin ski resort accommodate thousands of people every year. With only two hours of driving away from Tehran many people prefer not to stay overnight.
Not too many people in Tehran have heard of Mt. Seechal, but everyone knows where the Dizin Ski Resort is. Mt. Seechal has the distinction of serving as Iran’s largest ski resort. On a straight line, this mountain is only 20 km (12.5 miles) away from the northern-most neighborhoods of Tehran, but depending on the route you take, it will be a 70 km (44 mile) or a 120 km (75 mile) drive. The northern slopes of Mt. Seechal are very gentle and drop 1000 m (3280 ft) into the bottom of the “Velayat Rood” River Valley (This river is the origin of the Karaj River).
The ski facilities are on the northern slopes. These include 3 gondola lines, 2 chair lifts and 6 T-bar lifts. The main line takes you from near the bottom of the Velayat Rood River Valley (2700 m, 8850 ft) to a spot in the middle of the mountain (3175 m, 10400 ft) where you will have access to many other lifts including the one that takes you to the top of the resort at about 3650 m (12000 ft) just below the summit of Mt. Seechal. From the top to the bottom, you will have a 4 km (2.5 mile) long run with a 950 m (3100 ft) drop.
The usual ski season is from December until late April. In early summer, a beautiful mixture of green grass and flowers along with patches of snow covers the upper slopes. From mid-summer to early autumn, the snow disappears and the grass turns yellow. Summertime grass skiing has become popular and in recent years several international competitions have been held at Dizin.
The eastern, western and southern slopes of Mt. Seechal are much steeper. A 3250 m (10650 ft) ft saddle known as “Dizin Pass” separates Mt. Seechal from the 4156 m (13635 ft) Mt. Koloon Bastak to the northeast. Koloon Bastak is a part of what is known as The Middle Wall of Central Alborz. This refers to a very long ridgeline, with many side branches, that starts with the 5671 m (18606 ft) summit of Mt. Damavand to the east and runs 80 km (50 miles) west to near the Kandovan Pass on Karaj-Chalus Road. Except for the 3420 m (11220 ft) “Kabood Pass”, the elevation of these connecting ridgelines never drops below 3500 m (11483 ft). About 45 peaks higher than 4000 m (13123 ft) have been identified along the length of these ridgelines. After Mt. Damavand, the highest of these peaks is the 4387 m (14393 ft) Mt. Kholeno.
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