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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Best of SKILEB.com on YouTube

To get you pumped for ski season and ready to take advantage of our 10% off early bird ski package special, we’re going to watch some YouTube. Have you checked out the skileb.com YouTube channel? Be sure to check out skileb.com on YouTube, where you can find rad footage of skiing, or check out our extreme summer sports like paragliding, ATV, and rafting.

Below are some of the most popular videos on the channel. Remember that ski season will be in full swing before you know it, but until then, it doesn’t hurt to daydream about winter and the white powder to come. These videos will send you to the slopes virtually until you can get there for real.

1) Listen to the skis (Ski Lebanon)

This video is from March of 2010, capturing a mind-blowing run from the top of Jabal Dib all the way to the chairlift base. It is brought to you by one of our very own skileb.com team members. You didn’t really think we sit at the computer all day just running a ski website, did you?

2) Ski Lebanon by SKILEB.com

As if you weren’t already convinced that a small little country on the coast of the Mediterranean could offer world class skiing conditions and facilities, just take a look at this video. Who knew? Apart from being a premier sun and sand destination, Lebanon is also an alpine fantasy land for snow sports in the winter. Choose between resorts like Mzaar (also called Faraya), Faqra Club, and The Cedars and find your favorite slope in Lebanon.

3) A ski chase in Mzaar resort by SKILEB.com.

Let’s cut to the chase. Skiing is a high-speed sport. In this film, we’ve using the head cam to show you what it’s like to try to keep up with speed demon Alain on the Jonction slope of Faraya Mzaar resort.

If this footage doesn’t get you in the mood to plan your ski trip to Lebanon now, then
a) check your pulse, and
b) check out our early bird special deal. If you book your ski trip any time between now and the end of September, you will get a 10% discount off the total price of your booking.

Do you have some amazing YouTube footage of skiing in Lebanon? If you think you have what it takes to be on the SKILEB.com YouTube channel, send us a link to your video and we’ll add it to our collection. See you on the mountain.