HOT AIR BALLOONING OVER MZAAR

The Mzaar ski resort is one of the best spots for a trip in Lebanon, so how about visiting it from above?

At SKILEB.com we turn an idea into a reality you will never forget.  Experience this delightful and peaceful adventure of flying  among the clouds over the Mzaar Ski resort. You are guaranteed to have the joy ride of a lifetime.

Booking should be done at least two days in advance however, the flight cannot be fully guaranteed until the day of the flight and upon arrival to the destination due to wind conditions which may vary. If the wind is not cooperative on that day, your session will be postponed to a later date with no extra charges.  Each balloon can lift up to 250kg (guide included)

To get there, you need to reach the Wardeh parking space of Mzaar Kfardebian resort after crossing Faraya village and then reaching ski field. You have to be present at the site by 6.30 am and if you need a lift from your hotel, just complete your booking and let us know by email.

Qualified professionals will be your guide through the whole experience which takes around 4 to 5 hours including preparation and landing. The flight is around 30 minutes.

The cost for this fun time in the air is $500. Insurance and snacks are not included in the price.

This memorable experience can be booked online at SKILEB.com.For more information, feel free to call us on 70-211503 or email us at [email protected]

Fun In The Skies Of Lebanon

Fun In The Skies Of Lebanon SKILEB

This summer, have your fun in the skies of Lebanon with these great activities. SKILEB offers you great summer activities for you whether you’re a tourist or a local looking for some summer fun. Bring your date, go for some family-fun, or ‘fly solo’ (pun intended!)… It’s all up to you! Check out our aerial activities below…

Radio Control Airplane Flying:
Have you ever had the dream of flying your own plane? Well now you can do so the safe and easy way with RC Lebanon Team through SKILEB.com!

Paragliding:
Haven’t we all dreamed of running up a hill, spreading our arms and just fly? Well, we at SKILEB.com can make your dream come true!

Hot Air Ballooning:
Experience the awesome thrill and peaceful serenity of a hot air balloon flight over the Mzaar ski resort and among the clouds!

Beirut By Plane:
Explore the beauty of Beirut, Jounieh and Byblos from the sky along with its remarkable coastal skyline and iconic landmarks. This is a lifetime experience not to miss!

Spring Fun With SKILEB

Spring Activities SKILEB

Spring is here and that means it’s time for outdoor fun in the sun! Check out our Spring/Summer activities that you can book for your holidays and weekends…

Rappelling and Climbing: Spend a full day climbing and rappelling in the Tannourine Nature Reserve. This trip will bring you closer to Lebanese roots as you will see Lebanon’s nature from a different perspective.

Caving: Wade in chilly water while hiking, crawling, and sliding sideways through the Roueiss Cave in Akoura. Get exposed to Lebanon’s underground terrain and understand that these spaces are essential and very important to our environment so we must preserve them.

Paragliding: If you’ve ever had the dream of flying,we’re here to make that dream come true! Take off, accompanied by a professional instructor, from Harissa, and enjoy the ride as you see Lebanon from entirely new eyes.

For any questions or clarifications, call us at +961.70.103222 or +961.70.211503. You can also email us on [email protected]

Climbing Lebanon SKILEB

Red Carpet Classic Auto Festival 2013

Xclusive SARL presents The Red Carpet Classic Auto Festival 2013 at the Temple of Adonis Faqra with the collaboration of the Kfardebian Municipality. On April 6 and 7, skileb.com team enjoyed covering a classic car and fashion show at one of the most luxurious and at the same time historic locations in Lebanon. This event was sponsored by Infiniti and Chateau Ksara (Wine Tasting). The location was simply enchanting, as we were surrounded by the snow melting mountains of Kfardebian and the music rocked the skies for a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

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Red-Carpet Classic Auto Festival 2013

About the organizers:

Xclusive SARL is an experienced Automotive Events and Media company that has been responsible for the most daring and creative automotive events in Lebanon. It is the company behind the fast growing “Arab Tuning” online magazine. Xclusive’s savoir-faire follows the company excellent relationship with drivers and owners of cars and motorcycles, in addition to a unique approach for topics and magazine articles.

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!

How to Cure the Ski Blues in August

For ski addicts, August is yet another month of withdrawal symptoms. Your skis are hanging out in a closet somewhere, your boots are collecting dust, and if there is any snow left on any mountain in sight, it has turned into a depressing little crusty patch of ice. The ski lifts look lonely and awkward on an empty mountainside, and there is still a long time to wait until that first snowfall of winter.

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Don’t despair! Just because it’s summertime and there’s no white in sight, you can still put yourself into the skiing mindset. You can even get pretty close to the real thing. Here are a few suggestions to get you through the summertime ski blues.

1) Ski virtually.
Even if you can’t get out to the slopes for real, you can look for winter fun online. You can brush up on your ski smarts with our skiing tips and tricks. Then go to YouTube and watch some videos about your favorite kind of skiing. Have you been daydreaming about telemarking in the backcountry? Type that into the YouTube search box and see what happens. Look up techniques and watch the experts in their element. No matter what your downhill snow sport of choice may be, there is YouTube footage out there that will blow your mind. Maybe, if you overdose on enough YouTube footage before bed, you’ll even start dreaming about skiing.

2) Get organized and start planning.
The skiing off-season is a great time to tie up all the loose ends from last season and get yourself ready for next season. Do you have a million photos you took on the slopes last year? Make an album. Or, get out all your equipment and take inventory of what you need to put on your shopping list. Dream up a ski destination you’ve never visited before and check out prices online. It’s not too early to start building your Lebanon ski trip online.

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3) Go waterskiing in Lebanon!
Sometimes it’s better to just face the facts. It’s summertime — enjoy it! Stop daydreaming about the white stuff and take in the deep blues of Lebanon in the summer. Blue sky, blue waves, and plenty of outdoor adventure sports to keep your mind off the slopes. In August, the closest thing to skiing is it’s warm weather relative on the water: waterskiing! Did you know that there are great waterskiing options in Lebanon? Take your ski blues onto the blue sea and sea what happens. If you’ve never tried it before, August is the month to do it. Read more about waterskiing in Lebanon today!

Weekend in Lebanon: 3 Refreshing Getaways!

Looking to get away from the heat and noise of Beirut?  Escape from the city for a weekend in the mountain countryside.  Get active, relax, take the kids to see something special, or do whatever it is you love to do that re-energizes you for the upcoming week.  Skileb.com has put together three different itineraries for the ultimate weekend experience in Lebanon.

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1)    Get active! Weekend at Laqlouq Village Vacances

At 1750 meters of altitude, Laqlouq resort is a cool breath of fresh air in the summertime.  With a stunning terrain of ridge-surrounded plateau, Laqlouq is the destination for high adventure and adrenaline-filled outdoor fun.  Included in the weekend package price is:

  • Accommodation at either the Nirvana or the Shangri-La hotel (with pool access)
  • rock climbing (one hour of instruction) OR half a day of biking
  • one hour of archery

Don’t miss this great way to get outside and stretch your muscles a bit before the long week ahead. Read more about the weekend deal at Laqlouq Village Vacances

2)    Pure relaxation: Batroun Village Club

Rejuvenate mind and body with a luxurious stay at the Batroun Village Club.  Batroun is a lovely coastal city in northern Lebanon where visitors can enjoy lovely sunsets over the sea and the fresh air of a mountainous landscape at the same time.

The Batroun Village Club offers ideal relaxation.  A highlight is a tropical pool, which overhangs from a terrace rock face, looking out to a glimmering Mediterranean Sea.  It’s the perfect soak after a day of leisure activity at Batroun Village Club’s many facilities, such as tennis court, squash court, and even a stable for horse riding.

Read more about a weekend at Batroun Village Club

3)    Family Fun!  Take the kids to Jbeil

This adventure trip will keep the kids happy and intrigued all weekend long. The area of Jbeil is beautiful countryside far out of sight from the stress of the city. A weekend here starts with an excursion to do some hunting of live fossil fish.  The sight-seeing continues at the monastery of St. Maron for a picnic lunch.

After a night’s rest at The Oasis, the next day is on the road by bicycle along the leisurely trails of Laklouk.  The final stop on day two is the Balaa Pit, with its own secrets and surprises. Find out more about this excitement-filled tour! Family weekend in Jbeil.

End of skiing season, now what?

Standing ovation to the amazing skiing in Lebanon we were so fortunate to enjoy this season! And what a season it was!

Ski LebanonSee you in 2012!

Ok so now that the skiing is over, we’ll just go back to our everyday routine, with nothing exciting to do except maybe beating the final level in that PlayStation game or catching up on some sleep. But hey, that’s life right?

Lebanon SummerTime to wake up!

Wrong dear readers! True the skiing season is over but summer is on the way and you are in for a fun packed adrenaline exuberance with what we’ve been cooking for you. You know what, why wait for summer? The weather is kicking off perfectly already and this might be the right time to just experience these amazing summer activities in Lebanon that will leave you breathless!

Summer Lebanon

Winter may be over, but Spring and Summer promise to be as exciting, as fun and as liberating so fasten your seat belts ladies and gents because you are in for the ride of your lives!