Ring In The New Year With SKILEB’s Hot Deals

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! If you’re still looking for something to do, SKILEB has got some Hot Deals for you to check out. We advise you to check this list and act fast, because these deals expire on December 28th, 2012! Call us at +961.70.103222 or email us at [email protected] to reserve your package.

InterContinental Mzaar
A 5-night stay in a Standard Double Room for $1570, including breakfast and tax.
A 5-night stay in a Deluxe Double Room for $2010, including breakfast and tax.

InterContinental Mzaar

MzaarVille Chalets
3 nights in a Studio Chalet (sleeps 3 people) for $1200, including tax.
3 nights in a One-Bedroom Chalet (sleeps 6) for $1700, including tax.
3 nights in a Three-Bedroom Chalet (sleeps 8) for $2800, including tax.

Mzaarville Chalets

Hotel Eleven
A 5-night stay in a Double Room for $1100, including breakfast and tax.

Hotel Eleven

Chateau D’eau Faraya
A Double Room for 3 nights for $600, including dinner, breakfast, and tax.

Chateau Deau Faraya

Urban Hotel Faqra
A 3-night stay in a Double Room for $900, including breakfast and tax.

Urban Hotel Faqra

Aux Cimes Du Mzaar
A 5-night stay in a Double Room with a mountain view for $1350, including breakfast and tax.

Aux Cimes Du Mzaar

Faraya Village Club
A 5-night stay in a Studio (sleeps 2) for $1000, including New Year’s dinner party.
A 5-night stay in a Two-Bedroom Suite (sleeps 7) for $2550, including New Year’s dinner party.

Faraya Village Club

La Cabane Cedars
2 nights in a Double Room for $650, including New Year’s dinner.

La Cabane Cedars

SKILEB Souvenirs Online Store

Are you hoping to take back a nice souvenir of your ski trip in Lebanon? SKILEB.com has a nice selection of souvenirs suitable for gifts or for personal memorabilia.

SKILEB Souvenirs Online Store

Here is some of what we have in our online store…

SKILEB Tote Bag – Looking for something to carry around your books, snacks, or ski paraphernalia? Get this SKILEB tote bag and show off your ski trip to Lebanon.

SKILEB Magnets – Boast your trip to the snow-covered, Lebanese slopes with some magnets to stick on your fridge. We’ve got circular SKILEB magnets and rectangular SKILEB magnets.

SKILEB Journal – What better way to keep note of your stay in Lebanon than with this nice SKILEB Journal?

SKILEB Mug – Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa or coffee with this chic SKILEB mug!

SKILEB Hoodie – Stay warm and comfy cozy in this SKILEB hoodie which comes in different sizes.

SKILEB Women’s Tracksuit – Are you puzzled about what to get for your special lady as a souvenir from your trip to Lebanon? Check out this sweatsuit which is perfect for warm days and a very comfortable fit for lounging around.

For more items, visit our online store!

Ski Trips To Lebanon For Schools

Round up your students and give us a call. We’ve got the perfect School Ski Package for you!

Since 1998, we have been organizing ski trips for schools abroad wishing to give their students a taste of Lebanon and its winter sports.

The Mzaar ski resort is the most well-known resort in the country. It stretches between 1730 and 2465 meters.  Check out the interactive map  of ski slopes to learn more.

SKILEB.com works with only the best and most qualified ski instructors able to offer students a well-rounded experience. Each child will be treated and instructed according to his or her personal skills and strengths. Lessons are provided for groups of up to 8 students. The levels are: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, Professionals.

Check our our website for more information on the matter. Click here.

SKILEB School Trips to Lebanon

Deals For Winter

Winter 2012 is still on its way, and we’ve already got a couple of great deals to help you plan your ski getaway in Lebanon!

The Early Bird Discount
Start now and book your ski package for any time during January 2013 and get a 10% discount on the total rate of your booking. Are you an early bird? As they say, “the early bird gets the worm!”

Deals for winter Skileb

Free Ski Rental at InterContinental Mzaar Hotel
With any stay of 4+ nights at the InterContinental Mzaar Hotel, benefit from a free ski or snowboard rental, with complimentary access to to the hotel’s gym, indoor swimming pool, and spa. This offer is valid through January and March of 2013.

Call us at +961.70.103222 or email us on [email protected] for any inquiries or booking and reservations.

Lebanon’s History and Geography, Up Close And Personal!

Lebanon is located in the East of the Mediterranean. It is 212 km long and it is 85 km wide from East to West. It is one of the world’s smallest countries, with its area being just 10, 452 square kilometers. Nonetheless, what it lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in geographical diversity.

Lebanon’s enthralling history stretches back to thousands of years ago. It even dates back to the prehistoric man who lived in caves and traveled the river valleys searching for shelter and food. Throughout history, many foreign empires were captivated by Lebanon’s natural resources and strategic positioning which bridged the East and West. These empires were able to successfully conquer and colonize the land.
A Taste of Lebanon's History
5000 B.C. The Beginnings of Agriculture
1100 B.C. The Phoenicians Kings of Mediterranean Trade
64 B.C. The Roman Conquest
661 The Umayyads
750 A New Dynasty: The Abbassids
1096 The Seljuks and the First Crusade
1291 The Mamlukes Drive Out the crusaders
1516 The Ottoman Empire
1920 French Mendate
1943 Independance and National Pact
1975 Lebanese Civil War Begins
1992 Taef Pact – End of Civil War

Lebanon is overloaded with beautiful historical and geographical attractions to visit and see for yourself! Why not book a room at a hotel in the Cedars village, near the stunning Cedars reservation?
Another great site to see is the village of Laklouk where you can book your stay at the Shangri-La Hotel.

Your Spa Getaway

Have the summer heat and chaos run you down? Well, we’ve found the perfect place for you to relax and unwind among beautiful mountains, fresh air, and high class service. The Intercontinental Mzaar Hotel and Spa is the perfect place for that end-of-summer getaway you’ve been longing to set off to!

 Intercontinental Mzaar Hotel and Spa

You will be in the hands of professionally trained experts as they help you regain your serene state of mind with these offered services:

Intercontinental Mzaar Hotel and Spa

 Full Body Massage – a one hour treatment aimed at loosening body tension. (Rate: $80)
Affusion Massage – a 30 minute warm rain of water massage along with 2 to 4 sets of hands working on a body massage. (Rate: $44)
Hydro Massage – a 20 minute massage of water jets directed at certain tired muscles in the body. (Rate: $44)
Facial Massage – a 35 minute massage that will aid circulation in the face. (Rate: $39)
Body Peeling – a 25 minute exfoliating treatment for the body that will surely rejuvenate. (Rate: $44)
Detox Wrap – a 35 minute algae wrap which replenishes the body’s minerals and revitalizes to the max. (Rate: $44)

Doesn’t that sound tempting? Call us at +961.70.103222 to book your spa getaway!

Ski Resorts in Lebanon

Lebanon is known for its mountain chain which, by summer, is an escape from the city heat and chaos, and ,in winter, is the perfect snowy haven for skiers and snowboarders. There are 6 major ski resorts scattered atop Lebanon’s mountains. Each resort  is known for a certain characteristic specific to its location and surroundings.

ski-lebanon-resorts

 Cedars: 
The Cedars is 130 km away from Beirut. Its top altitude is 3086 m! The Cedars has 5 ski lifts and a range of different slopes with some suitable for beginners. You will also find numerous restaurants, pubs, and clubs to enjoy your apres-ski experience.

Laqlouq:
Just 62 km away from Beirut, Laqlouq has a an altitude of 1920 m at its highest peek. There are 9 lifts on-site and all levels of expertise are welcome to enjoy the snow. You will also find on-site restaurants where you can enjoy your lunch break between ski runs.

Mzaar:
Mzaar is just 46 km away from the Beirut International Airport. It boasts 18 lifts and 42 slopes with 82 km of ski tracks. At 2465 m altitude, the view from Mzaar’s mountaintops is breathtaking! There are slopes suitable for amateurs as well as expert skiers. Check out the area’s attractions; there are plenty of restaurants, pubs, cafes, and clubs to keep you busy after your ski adventure. Check out some hotels in Mzaar; it’s never too early to reserve your room!

Faqra:
Faqra is 43 km away from Lebanon’s capital, Beirut. The ski resort is built on privately owned land and has been around since 1974. With an altitude of 1980 m, Faqra is a great choice for your ski getaway. Make sure you leave time to enjoy the region’s other attractions such as restaurants and nightlife hubs.

Qanat Bakish:
45 km away from Beirut, Qanat Bakish, at 2050 m high, is an old village that built its first ski lift in 1967. This well preserved town is a great place to enjoy your secluded ski getaway. There are many restaurants where you can enjoy a nice lunch and snacks throughout your day.

Zaarour:
The closest ski resort to Beirut, Zaarour is one of the smallest yet fun-packed resort in Lebanon. With an altitude of 2000 m and 7 ski lifts, Zaarour ski resort is a privately owned ski club. There are slopes constructed for all levels of skiing and snowboarding skills.

10 Rules For The Slopes

This upcoming winter, as you’re getting amped up for the ski season, you should keep these 10 simple rules in mind!

  1. Respect Others – Do not endanger your fellow skiers!
  2. Speed Control – Monitor your speed as to not put yourself or others in danger!
  3. Choice of Direction – Always make sure your path ahead is clear of other skiers.
  4. Overtaking – Make sure there’s plenty of room when overtaking another skier!
  5. Entering & Crossing Slopes – Check to make sure there’s no one in your way!
  6. Stopping – Stop somewhere safe for you and for others!
  7. Walking Up or Downhill – Keep to the side of slope and out of others skiers’ way!
  8. Respect for Signaling –  Signs and signals are for safety purposes. Respect them!
  9. Assistance – Provide help to anyone who has fallen or injured themselves!
  10. Identification – You must identify yourself to the rescue team whether you are a part of an accident or even just a witness!

10 Rules for the Slopes | SKILEB.com |

 

Are You An Early Bird?

We’ve already given you a list of things to do to prepare for the upcoming Ski Season, and here’s more on getting prepared for winter 2013…

Start planning your winter ski vacation and benefit from our Early Bird Discount – a 10% discount on bookings made for January 2013!

Here are a few hotels and resorts in Mzaar that you should check out…

Aux Cimes Du Mzaar
A Ski-in/Ski-out style ski resort, Aux Cimes Du Mzaar is a mountain boutique resort located at the heart of the Mzaar ski area. At the resort you’ll find cozy rooms, a nice restaurant and bar, and great company and service. Reserve your room now!

Aux Cimes Du Mzaar | SKILEB.com |

MzaarVille Chalets
Located right at the base of the ski slopes, in the middle of all the action, MzaarVille Chalets is a great choice for your ski getaway. Enjoy a great view of the snowy mountains and ski slopes from your room while you cozy up with a warm drink, or take a quick walk to the town’s attractions, just minutes away. Click here for booking and more information.

MzaarVille Chalets | SKILEB.com |

Hotel Eleven
Hotel Eleven is a cozy lodge, located in the Mzaar Kfardebian resort, offering 4-star service. It’s just minutes away from the Refuge slopes and all of Mzaar’s great restaurants and entertainment hubs. Check out this hotel here.

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InterContinental Mzaar
The InterContinental Mzaar Hotel and Spa is the only 5-star hotel in the area. It offers you great luxury and comfort, right in the midst of all the snow and ski fun! The InterContinental Mzaar offers a handful of restaurants, Ski-in/Ski-out accessibility, indoor swimming pool, and Spa/Fitness center. Book your room now!

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