Air and Style 2012

After the success of last year’s event, the Skiing Society has prepared for some exceptional action with Air and Style 2012, combining Big Air competition and shows provided by the Lebanese Army.

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Air and Style 2012 Event in Mzaar Ski Resort
Air and Style 2012 Event in Mzaar Ski Resort Lebanon

When: Saturday, March 24, starting at 10am

Where: Le Refuge Terrace of Intercontinental Mzaar, against the backdrop of a snowy white winter wonderland.

For more details and registration: Call 03-861868, 03-700072 or email [email protected]

Plan ahead: Book your stay at the Mzaar Intercontinental today

The Diamony Girls Are Back! Ski and Fashion Festival 2012

Event update:
The Diamony Ski and Fashion Festival of 2012 was a great success! Good times had by all in Mzaar last March 10, 2012.

Here are a few photos from the event:
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Last year around this time, we let you in on the Diamony Ski and Fashion Festival 2011, which was a raging success.

This March 4, back by popular demand, is the Diamony Ski and Fashion Festival 2012. Solicet is proud to present the sexiest event of the winter!

ski and fashion festival, Lebanon 2012

Mark your calendars for another invasion of gorgeous international L.I.P.S models flaunting the highest fashion in skiwear and clothing design. The show promises to be even hotter and cooler than last year. Glamour, culture, and beautiful eye candy … not to be missed!

Enjoy this show on the snow featuring Diamony, “the best lingerie in town.”

When: Sunday, March 4, starting at 11am

Where: Le Refuge Terrace of Intercontinental Mzaar, against the backdrop of a snowy white winter wonderland.

Sponsered by: Braun, and cosponsored by Toni Sailer – “luxury fashion ski wear.” Brought to you by Solicet, in collaboration with Mzaar Ski Resort.

For more details: stay tuned on Mix FM, the official radio station of the Ski and Fashion Festival.

Plan ahead: Book your stay at the Mzaar Intercontinental today — rooms will go fast!

Mountain X Ski and Snowboard Contest to Rock Lebanon

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in this awesome event. It was a huge success! Check out the videos, now up on YouTube:

Are you an extreme skier or rider who wants to gain celebrity status on YouTube? Sports Evasion is hosting the ultimate event that fuses freeriding and social media to launch you into internet stardom.

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How does it work? Enter the contest, and if you’re selected as one of the 24 rider contestants, you will get one chance to freeride (either by snowboard or by ski) down Mountain X, where you will be evaluated by both a panel of judges as well as the general public on Facebook and Youtube.

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Freeride this!

All the runs will be turned into awesome footage by cameras that will be filming from four different angles. Video clips will then be posted onto Sports Evasion’s Facebook page as well as the Facebook pages and YouTube channels of sponsors such as Watch the number of YouTube views reach the thousands.

For more information visit the Mountain X Facebook event
For registration, contact [email protected]

Mountain X contestants from years past
Mountain X contestants from years past

Terms and Conditions:

When you register, remember to mention if you’re a skier or a snowboarder and mention your date of birth

1) All riders must be over 18 and will be requested to sign a disclaimer
2) All riders must register before the contest and provide their mobile number, their email address and a photo of their choice showing their face
3) All riders will be notified about the date of the event by email and sms. (it will be on a week end following a snow fall)
4) Riders will be noted on (Time, fluidity and risk taken)
5) There will be 2 awards:
– Jury’s choice on the spot on the day of the event
– The viewers choice on the social network
6) No registration will be taken on the day of the event, ALL riders must be registered BEFORE the event
7) The organizers have the right to refuse a candidate if they judge he doesn’t have the level to participate
8.) A total of 24 riders (ski & Snowboard) will be taken maximum

Even if you’re not one of the skiing or riding rock stars competing in the contest, don’t miss out on the action! Book a ski trip in Lebanon between Jan 28 and Feb 4 to catch the fun and excitement. Stay tuned to find out the exact date.


Riders are registering fast and it’s looking great. Snow is here and we should have the event between Jan 28 and Feb 4.

This just in: the podium ceremony will take place at La Cabane. Stoli will install a snow bar and serve drinks with a background of great music.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Association du PolyLiban is bringing to Lebanon, for the first time in the Middle East, the world’s best mountain film festival: the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is one of the most prestigious mountain film festivals in the world and is a founding member of the International Alliance for Mountain Film.

For more than 35 years, the Banff Mountain Film Festival has showcased a selection of outstanding adventure, exploration and mountain culture through speakers, films, books and photographs from around the world during a nine-day festival held each autumn in Banff, Canada’s oldest and most popular national park.

We have selected the best 11 short films from the festival and will be showing them in Beirut. Get ready for more than 150 minutes of breathtaking cinematic action.

From free climbing to mountaineering along with caving, base jumping, snowboarding, paragliding and kayaking, we’ve got your mountain sport covered. Come celebrate the diversity of the mountains with us!


DATE: Saturday, 12th of November from 18:30 – 23:00
LOCATION: Metropolis Cinemas Sofil – Achrafieh

Tickets will be sold at Metropolis Cinema Sofil – Achrafieh starting Saturday, 5th of November afternoon. Or call 03 825 068 in Jounieh or 03 582 031 in Beirut. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

For more details on the movies that will be showing and the program venue please check or and like our facebook page: Banff Mountain Film Festival Lebanon

See you there!

Rad 80s Parties Every Thursday Night at B018

80s night beirut artAre you an 80s child? Maybe you grew up in the decade of fluffy hair, shoulder pads, tight ripped jeans and stilettos. If Atari, Ghostbusters, and The Cosby Show and Ferris Bueller were the stuff of your childhood, here’s your chance to relive the glory days of the 80s every Thursday night in Beirut.

The past two 80s parties at B 018 have been a radical success. Check out some photos of the event on the info page here. This is the place for some throwback fun in Beirut to get the weekend started a little early on a Thursday night. The event is hosted by B 018 and Mix FM, Lebanon’s number 1 radio station.

This coming Thursday, some of the crew from are planning to go steal the show at the B 018 party. Can you keep up with us? We’ve been doing a lot of 80s research on YouTube and practicing our 80s dance moves. You know what we’re talking about: the moonwalk, the electric slide, the robot, the sprinkler, we’ll even bust out the worm if you don’t watch out. We’ve also been scouring closets and thrift stores for the most outrageously stellar 80s costumes.

Join the fun! If you’re not sure what to wear to an 80s party, here are a few costume ideas:

  • Madonna
  • The Karate Kid
  • Michael Jackson
  • A Rubik’s Cube
  • The Smurfs
  • 80s prom queen
  • 80s bride and bridesmaids
  • Full House
  • Saved by the Bell
  • Punky Brewster
  • Classic punk rock
  • Anything with a mullet

80s night beirut

You get the idea. Or you could take the easy route and just see what has been buried in your parents’ closet for more than 20 years. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find an awesome ski jumpsuit in neon green and pink that you can also use this winter while skiing in Lebanon.

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To stay in the loop about other hot events, parties, and good times in Lebanon, follow our Lebanon events calendar!

Get Your Extreme Fix At Radical Rush Ehden

Calling all extreme sports fans! Craving your next fix of snow? Missing the rush of cutting some curves? Worry not, the solution is here!

This weekend, the beautiful Lebanese mountain town of Ehden plays host to the Radical Rush festival – an event dedicated to the celebration of all things extreme. If you’re passionate about pulse-racing action, you’re sure to find something here to keep your heart rate elevated, at least until the Lebanon ski season starts!

Running from Today, Friday the 2nd of September, until Sunday the 4th, there’s plenty on offer across the 4000 square metre site. The Ehden Country Club has been transformed into a temple to the pursuit of excitement.


The following radical activities will be available throughout the weekend:

  • Bungee Jumping
  • Rappel
  • Climbing wall
  • Archery
  • Space Ball
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Paintball
  • Rodeo Bull
  • Adventure park
  • ATVs
  • Bicycles

In addition, attendees can look forward to a pumping soundtrack, served up by some of the country’s best DJs, with a few international additions. DJ Jacky and DJ Daniel Nazzal will be spinning tracks guaranteed to keep the adrenaline flowing.

Parents can relax in the knowledge that their kids will be entertained by one of the wide variety of child-friendly experiences on offer, including inflatables, face painting and animation.

Tickets start at 20,000LBP and events run until late on Sunday night. The night sky will be lit up by a huge campfire, but remember to wrap up warm if you plan on staying late.

If you can’t make it to the festival but still have a hankering for some high-tempo excitement, have no fear! We here at understand your craving for excitement – we can’t wait for the start of the new season either.

In the mean time, why not take a look at some of the great activities on offer as part of an exciting Lebanon vacation:

You can find more great ways to spend some time in Lebanon on our activities page.

Remember to follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with all the latest developments and to be in with a chance of picking up some fantastic offers.

The Wild West Comes to the Cedars

If there’s one thing a good skiier needs, it’s balance. And if there’s one thing that a cowboy on the back of a bucking bronco needs, it’s almost certainly the same thing.

It’s not very often that the passtimes are compared, but now with the arrival of first and – to date – only international rodeo competition to be held in Lebanon rolls into the Cedars later this month. The Cedar Stampede Rodeo And Wild West Festival 2011 will bring plenty of unusual forms of entertainment to an area of Lebanon that’s best know for, amongst other things, its ski resorts.

Ski Leb Wild West

The festival brings with it a wide range of exciting and different passtimes – and offers a great deal more than jsut the opportunity to brush up on your balancing skills. Stunt riders, performers and rodeo champions from around the world will be descending on the El Rancho resort to demonstrate their skills, and perhaps share some tips with those who come to try their hand.

Prices start from 30,000 LBP, but there are discounts available for kids under 10. Things kick off on August 26 and run until September 4.

Ghodras, the small village that will play host to the event, is ideally located close to a number of key cities and towns, making it easy to get to. Bcharre, the focal point for many of the Cedars hotels and ski resorts, is located a short drive to the North East.

Beirut, and its wealth of Beirut hotels, is located a 40 minute drive to the south. Tripoli is about the same distance away up the Mediterranean coast. The beautiful waterfront destination of Byblos is, however, the closest of all – mere minutes away from Ghodras.

Practicing staying upright on your board using a mechanical bull is certainly one option, but there are plenty of other ways to get your fix of adrenaline-pounding excitement during the summer months in Lebanon. Take a look at our summer activites page.

While summer entertainment is an interesting way to pass the time before the ski season begins, the mountains and hills of North Lebanon are known and loved by many for the fantastic skiing experiences that they offer.

It’s never too early to start planning your next on-piste adventure!

The Mzaar Summer Festival 2011: Come Celebrate!

If this year’s Mzaar Summer Festival is going to be anything like last year’s, save the date on your calendar and start planning ahead!

The Mzaar Summer Festival is an annual tradition, gaining in popularity each year. Just 30 miles to the northeast of Beirut, the mountain resort area of Mzaar makes the perfect setting for a summer festival.  The venue will be the Faraya Gardens.

The Mzaar Summer Festival is scheduled to kick off this your on August 11 and carry on through the weekend and up until August 17.  Here’s the schedule of events:

Espace «Mzaa’rt»: Open on the 11 and 12 from 15h to 21h and on 13-14-15 from 11h a 22h. More than 60 artisans and painters painters gather to showcase their latest creativity.

Espace Boutiques: Open on 11 and 12 from 15h to 21h and on 13-14-15 from 11h to 22h: Fair showing the latest decoration trends, traditional arts, table setup, furniture design and other innovations.

Espace Jardin Gastronomique: Open from noon to midnight. Meeting point for all food and beverage specialists of the region.

Mzaar Kids Zone: Open from 11h till 21h « Parking Igloo ». Dedicated to children with shows, music and singing.

Mzaar Xtreme Zone: «Parking Igloo» Open from 11h till midnight. Strong sensation and adrenaline pumping guaranteed with bungee and rocket jumping, skate park.

During the evenings:

August 12: Altitude Fever in Jardins du Mzaar starting 21h30h. Call 76 358760 for info and reservations.

August 13: Summer & Ski Fashion Show around Igloo swimming pool at 17h30.

August 13 (evening): Igloo Summer Heat with MIX FM around the swimming pool.

August 14: Fireworks at 20h00.

August 15: Mass at 11h30 accompanied by Chorale de l’église st Joseph.

August 15 at 17h: Dog Beauty contest.

Bring your mom, dad, pets, and kids of all ages, because there will be something for everyone at the Mzaar Summer Festival.  The line-up includes live music performances, exhibitions, carnival games and activities, fireworks displays, painters, artisans, a dizzying array of delicious food stands, and even fashion shows. A festival like this is summer fun at its finest.  Check out the highlights of last year:

The accommodations in and around Mzaar fill up quickly for the festival, so be sure to book your lodging online today! Check out our list of our highly-recommended best-selling hotels in Mzaar:

MzaarVille Chalets – 5 NIGHTS 
Studio Chalet at $1075 and $215/extra night

InterContinental Mzaar – 5 NIGHTS with breakfast
Standard Double Room at $1510 and $302/additional night

Get Wet at Rikky’z Mountain Beach Party!

Who is ready for the wettest, wildest, hottest event in Lebanon this summer? The fun-lovers at Sport Evasion Middle East is pairing up with the party-addicts at Rikky’z to throw the party of the summertime in Faqra, Lebanon. All of Lebanon’s VIPs will be there … don’t miss out!

Rikky'z beach mountain partySince 2007, Rikky’z bar has made itself famous for a number things: it’s the largest wood construction in the Mediterranean, it’s set at a breath-taking 1,730 meters above sea level, and it attracts the flashiest, most high-profile crowd in Lebanon. All night party people and dance lovers, this is the scene for you.

What is a mountain beach party? The minds behind this event are taking the best of the beach and moving it to high altitude for the best of both worlds. There will be plenty of fantastic surprises for the party-goers, but we’ve heard that palm trees, a wet tee shirt contest K-Lynn nurses, and 1800 square meters of sand are in the works. Be sure to bring your towel – this “beach” party is on the decks of the decadent Rikky’z pools, and you will get WET!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, July 31 and be sure to reserve in advance. Party tickets are $60 for open food and open bar. To RSVP just call 03 12 02 01 or 09 30 10 10.

Be sure to book a hotel in Mzaar for a place to crash in the early morning after a crazy summer party you’ll be lucky to remember. We recommend l’Auberge de Faqra. Or, to continue your rockstar night in five-star luxury, opt for the glamourous Mzaar Intercontinental nearby.


UPDATE: This event was a splashing success!  Check out these hot photos. Lookin’ good, Lebanon

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