An Overview of Lebanon’s Top Ski Resorts Part 2

This is the second part of a short series of posts highlighting the best aspects of Lebanon’s top ski resorts. We aim to give you an oversight of some of the options available to you when planning a skiing holiday in Lebanon. Whether you’re planning a return to the slopes, or are looking to try out something completely new, we’re confident that you’ll find something to suit your tastes.

In our last update we looked at the resorts of Laqlouq, Mzaar and the Cedars. You can read part one here.

Faqra

Faqra, also known as Faqra Club, is located some 50km to the North East of Beirut. This makes it easily accessible from the capital’s main airport and also makes it ideally suitable for shorter breaks for those operating out of Beirut itself.

Faqra is a smaller resort with around 4 lifts, but it has a lot to offer to visitors. The resort’s main hotel, l’Auberge de Faqra, boasts excellent facilities including a heated swimming pool, squash courts and a sauna – the perfect way to relax after a hard day on the slopes.

The resort has an unusual claim to fame – the remains of a Roman temple are located nearby. These historical relics are a testament to Faqra’s enduring popularity – even the ancients recognised it as a wonderful location!

Click here to read more about Faqra.

Qanat Bakish

Located close to Faqra, Qanat Bakish is a quiet, picturesque resort. While it doesn’t have as much to offer by way of nightlife when compare to some of the busier tourist hotspots, what it lacks in hustle and bustle is more than made up for by its tranquillity.

Home to just three lifts, it’s probably fair to say that Qanat Bakish is an acquired taste. If you’re looking for challenging runs or adrenaline pumping action, you’d be better off opting for a resort such as Mzaar.

But if you’re looking for the perfect place to get away from it all and relax with some gentle runs, this could be your ideal destination. Like Faqra, Qanat Bakish is near to Beirut, making it perfect for short breaks. Its relatively high altitude also ensures quality snow.

Click here to read more about Qanat Bakish.

Zaarour
The view across Zaarour

Zaarour

Out of all of Lebanon’s ski resorts, Zaarour is closest to the capital city of Lebanon. It’s easy to reach for those staying in Lebanon hotels and makes weekend ski breaks a distinct possibility.

Its north-facing slopes mean excellent snow and its multiple lifts mean that its easy to pack as much skiing as possible into a a single day.

Zaarour is also home to some outstanding cross-country skiing routes, giving you the chance to mix up your piste action with something slightly different.

Click here to read more about Zaarour.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our brief look at the highlights of Lebanon’s ski resorts. With winter just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to be planning your ski getaway. If any of these resorts have taken your fancy, we recommend getting in touch straight away to discuss how we can put together your ideal skiing holiday.

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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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