Splurge! Lebanon’s Five Flashiest Mountain Lodges

Maybe you’ve gotten some shiny new ski equipment for the 2012 season, and you’re looking for a flashy hotel to match. Maybe you got a holiday bonus at work and you’re feeling a little extra spendy. Or maybe you’re just curious about where the VIPs stay when escaping Beirut and heading for the mountains. Any reason is a good reason to check out the fanciest accommodations that Lebanon’s mountain resort areas have to offer. Here’s to living large (or just wishful thinking!)

1) Aux Cimes Du Mzaar

Mzaar’s newest premier hotel! Aux Cimes Du Mzaar is a mountain boutique resort that is supremely located at the base of the Jabal Dib ski lifts and the Jonction ticket counter.
Luxurious touches: balconies facing the slopes or the mountains, LCD TV screens in the suites.
Star rating: four stars

2) InterContinental Resort, Mzaar
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A long-time favorite and Mzaar landmark, the InterContinental at Mzaar is Lebanon’s only five-star ski accommodation. With 131 units, it’s also one of the largest. The amenities here are everything you’d expect: bathrobes, slippers, fireplaces, and all sorts of rich details that make the splurge worth it.
Star rating: five stars

3) Etoile Du Mzaar Chalets
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A smaller, more exclusive chalet with only three apartment-style units, Etoile Du Mzaar Chalets is synonymous with luxury. Gleaming surfaces, cozy stone fireplaces, tasteful and elegant decor — these chalets have it all. Make yourself a mug of chocolate in the kitchenette and enjoy a view of the Mzaar slopes from a private balcony.
Star rating: five stars

4) Cedars Palace
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At Cedars Palace are deluxe chalets near The Cedars that offer the refinements of modern design and comforts like private fireplaces, all in the midst of Lebanon’s famous cedar forests. Panoramic views included.
Star rating: four stars

5) Cedrus Chalets, The Cedars
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Le Cedrus Chalets has claimed prime real estate at The Cedars resort — within eyeshot from the ski lifts, you really can’t get much closer than this.
Luxurious touches: Gourmet dining options, private fireplaces in each chalet, and room service
Star rating: four stars

Let’s hit the slopes!

Ski Mzaar Lebanon

When storms hold a pejorative connotation for the world, for us, skiers and snowboard lovers, it could only mean one thing: SNOW and lots of it! In fact, the late storm sprinkled tons of fresh powder over the Lebanese slopes which are now ready to declare the 2010-2011 ski season (wait for it)… OPEN!

Yup that’s right! Starting with Laklouk which will start welcoming skiers as of Thursday December 16, followed by the Mzaar ski resort on Friday the 17th and finally ending with the Cedars on Saturday the 18th.

Book one of these hotels/chalets and benefit fully from a non stop skiing weekend!

Shangri-La Hotel Laklouk starting $110/night including taxes and breakfast.

MzaarVille Chalets starting $175/night including taxes.

San Antonio Hotel starting $150/night including taxes and breakfast.

Cedrus Chalets in the Cedars starting $325/night including taxes and breakfast.

La Cabane Hotel in the Cedars starting $90/night including taxes and breakfast.

You probably had some boring stay-in plans for the weekend, we thought we’d shake it up a bit for you! Head to where the action is, at the heart of these resorts and let’s kick off this season with a blast!

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Meet us on the slopes, you would not want to miss it 😉