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

3 Reasons to Stay at the Stone Chalets in Mzaar

The Mzaar ski resort in Lebanon rhymes with the best ski slopes in the Middle East, vibrant nightlife and upscale,  sometimes ridiculously priced self catering chalets. That is where your local superhero, a.k.a skileb.com comes in.

Mzaar Ski LebanonAnd this is how we train our staff!

So the the week kicks off with a gloomy Monday and all you can think of is Friday afternoon where you can leave your worries behind and head to the mountains for a weekend of non stop skiing, fun and relaxation. Believe it or not, you can do this without filing for a bank loan! Take the Stone Chalets in Mzaar for instance:

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1) Just 2 minutes to the slopes, the Stone Chalets are neat, clean and spacious with a fireplace in the living room and a 24/hour central heating. The kitchenette is fully equipped with a fridge, a microwave, kitchen utensils from wine glasses, plates, to coffee mugs and wine openers. The chalets have a large balcony each overlooking snow capped mountains all around. Guests will definitely enjoy the private parking at the back and the restaurants that deliver till late at night.

2) Upon your arrival, you are greeted by the owner living at the third floor, always smiling and never hesitating to offer some sugar or coffee. The service is extremely friendly with a clear mission of making each guest’ stay a memorable and relaxing one. The concierge is at your disposal throughout your stay for whatever you may need at any time.

3) A gear rental shop is located at the ground floor of the residence with the latest equipments, clothes and accessories let it be for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, luge, etc.

These warm and welcoming chalets are rented daily starting $320/night including taxes. Not what you’re looking for? Then check our selection of the best chalets in Mzaar such as the MzaarVille Chalets starting $215/night, Etoile du Mzaar Chalets at $420/night …