Dena Ski Resort: Enjoy Winter and Spring Skiing
Being a sub-range within Zagros Mountains, Dena has more than 40 summits which are higher than 4000 meters. Dena ski resort is located somewhere within this mountain locating 18km away from Yasuj, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province. The city is situated in the southwest of Iran, very well-known for its natural attractions which invites many travelers all over the year. Furthermore, Yasuj has a cold climate that has made it a place covered with snow during winter. That is why Dena has provided a ski resort of an average size (about 600 meters) for ski lovers to enjoy skiing on the mountain.
Dena ski resort has been founded on the 2400-meter altitude that prepares quality runs for snowboarding on the piste. It also includes 3 dish (surface) teleski to take the skiers to the peak. The skiing area is between the elevations of almost 2600 and 2700meters, where there is a slope of 0.6 km.
Although Dena ski resort seems far less-equipped compared to Tehran ski resorts like Dizin and Shemshak, it can still be considered as one the must-see places as it is located in a spot which is quite close to central and southern cities which mark as the hottest ones. Many travelers who are into skiing yet are deprived of having ski resorts in their own cities, gather in Dena resort to enjoy a full day of skiing. Furthermore, every winter they celebrate snowing by competitive festivals like making snowman, painting, climbing and making snow sculpture.
The best time to ski in Dena ski resort would run from early December to late March.
There are also hotels nearby ranging from budget to luxurious ones, such as Yasuj Prsian Azadi Hotel, Tourism Hotel, and Eram Hotel where you can stay at night; but remember there is no accommodation within the site. Besides, rental shops and pro ski instructors are available.