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.

Spring time and the skiing is on!

Friends, today marks officially the beginning of the Spring season: sun is shining, birds are singing and flowers are blooming… in the snowy ski resorts in Lebanon!

Ski Lebanon

“Wait, skiing? And we’re a week from being in April? Really? Like who are you fooling dudes?”

Thou shalt not be fooled by this warm beautiful weather because when there’s a will there’s a way and we are most definitely willing to be skiing some more thus skiing we shall. According to our Lebanon Mzaar Weather and  Cedars Weather Gurus, we are to expect a fresh dump of snow this week, for 3 consecutive days! Then it’s all shining during the weekend.

As promised, you’re the first to know about all this so make sure you’re the first on the slopes by booking in one of these chalets or hotels in Mzaar:

*MzaarVille Chalet self catering starting $159/night.
*Stone Chalets self catering starting $245/night.
*Intercontinental Mzaar Hotel starting $155/night including breakfast.

As for chalets and hotels in the Cedars:

*Cedrus Hotel starting $141/night including breakfast.
*Hotel St Bernard Cedars starting $73/night including breakfast.
*Cedrus Chalets self catering starting $295/night.

In Snow We Trust!

Ski in Lebanon

Well folks, after a long, beautiful, sunny day on the slopes, it’s safe to say that skiing is paradise on earth! And for all you superstitious out there, there’s only one way to find out now, isn’t it?

Ski Lebanon

Ahh, heaven!

Bad news is, in this slight moment of hesitation, all hotels and chalets got kinda booked for this weekend. Good news you got skileb.com, always fishing out rooms for you when you least expect!

*In Mzaar*

Auberge Suisse: Double room at $126/night including taxes and breakfast.

Merab Hotel: Double room at $110/night including taxes and breakfast.

*In Laqlouq*

Shangri-La Hotel: Double room at $110/night including taxes and breakfast.

*In the Cedars*

Cedrus Hotel: Double room at $190/night including taxes and breakfast.