Portuguese skiers laud Iranian hospitality

February 6, 2019 - 10:55

TEHRAN – Portugal ski members participating at the 2019 World Para Snowboard /Asian Cup said that the hospitality and respect they have received from Iranian people are amazing.

The international event was held in Dizin resort on Feb.4 and 5 with participation of para skiers from Iran, Portugal, Turkey and Azerbaijan.

Established in 1969, Dizin is the most important ski area not only in Iran but the Middle East, a region not noted for much snow except at higher elevations in winter.

Located some 120km north of Tehran, Dizin is equipped with three gondolas and 12 chairlifts.

“It’s amazing. The Iran Sports Federation for Disabled has organized the competition very well. The competition is far better than expected,” Portugal coach Mancha said. “We are very pleased with Iranian hospitality. I hope we can participate in the competition next year.”

Dizin reaches an altitude of 3,600 meters. The snow-capped highlands above Tehran are home to some of the world’s top ski resorts which offer powder chasers refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life.

“First, I would like to thanks the Iranians for such a warm welcome to us. It was a great experience for me to participate in this competition. We have no good ski resort in our country and Dizin is one of the best resorts in the world,” Pedro said.

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