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Early Bird Deals Summer 2013 SKILEB

Check out our Early Bird Deals that will get you excited for Summer 2013. For your customized requests and tours, don’t hesitate to contact us on +961.70.103222 or +961.70.211503 or email us on [email protected].

Mzaarville Chalets

Discounted Summer Chalets

Save 20% on your Studio Chalet booking at MzaarVille in August if you secure your booking before May 31st.
Deal expires on May 31, 2013.

Mzaar Intercontinental Hotel

 

 

 

 

InterContinental Spring Surprises

Enjoy unlimited relaxation and plenty of outdoor activities at InterContinental Mzaar resort this Spring. Special rates and discounts are available online.

Air and Style 2012

After the success of last year’s event, the Skiing Society has prepared for some exceptional action with Air and Style 2012, combining Big Air competition and shows provided by the Lebanese Army.

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Air and Style 2012 Event in Mzaar Ski Resort
Air and Style 2012 Event in Mzaar Ski Resort Lebanon

When: Saturday, March 24, starting at 10am

Where: Le Refuge Terrace of Intercontinental Mzaar, against the backdrop of a snowy white winter wonderland.

For more details and registration: Call 03-861868, 03-700072 or email [email protected]

Plan ahead: Book your stay at the Mzaar Intercontinental today

The Diamony Girls Are Back! Ski and Fashion Festival 2012

Event update:
The Diamony Ski and Fashion Festival of 2012 was a great success! Good times had by all in Mzaar last March 10, 2012.

Here are a few photos from the event:
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Last year around this time, we let you in on the Diamony Ski and Fashion Festival 2011, which was a raging success.

This March 4, back by popular demand, is the Diamony Ski and Fashion Festival 2012. Solicet is proud to present the sexiest event of the winter!

ski and fashion festival, Lebanon 2012

Mark your calendars for another invasion of gorgeous international L.I.P.S models flaunting the highest fashion in skiwear and clothing design. The show promises to be even hotter and cooler than last year. Glamour, culture, and beautiful eye candy … not to be missed!

Enjoy this show on the snow featuring Diamony, “the best lingerie in town.”

When: Sunday, March 4, starting at 11am

Where: Le Refuge Terrace of Intercontinental Mzaar, against the backdrop of a snowy white winter wonderland.

Sponsered by: Braun, and cosponsored by Toni Sailer – “luxury fashion ski wear.” Brought to you by Solicet, in collaboration with Mzaar Ski Resort.

For more details: stay tuned on Mix FM, the official radio station of the Ski and Fashion Festival.

Plan ahead: Book your stay at the Mzaar Intercontinental today — rooms will go fast!

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

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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An Overview of Lebanon’s Top Ski Resorts – Part 1

The season is nearly on us once more and, if you haven’t already, it’s time to start planning your next ski vacation in Lebanon.

The old hands and experts will undoubtedly already have their favorite destinations when it comes to choosing a resort, but for all the new people who are yet to experience the rush of a Lebanese skiing holiday, we’re here to give you a run down on the best resorts the country has to offer.

The View from the peak above Mzaar, Lebanon
The incredible view from the peak above Mzaar, Lebanon

The Cedars

Sharing its name with the country’s national emblem, The Cedars Resort is a great destination for those who love nature, or are looking for a relaxing break in (relative) isolation.

Located at an elevation of 2000m, the resort enjoys a slightly longer season than some of the country’s other resorts. In addition to multiple runs, visitors also have access to great hiking routes and incredible views.

The Cedars has plenty to offer to both beginners and experts, with pistes ranging from entry level all the way up to challenging black runs.

Click here to read more about the Cedars Resort.

Laqlouq

Situated at a slightly lower altitude of around 1600 m, Laqlouq is a more accessible resort. In addition to being easy to get to, it also has a range of courses that are slightly more beginner-friendly than other destinations.

While the traditional skiing is excellent, Laqlouq is also known for the quality of its cross-country runs. If you like to complement your pistes with level courses, this is an excellent choice.

Click here to read more about Laqlouq.

Mzaar

Also known as Faraya Mzaar – Faraya being a nearby village. This is Lebanon’s most popular resort and has a huge variety of skiing on offer.

The Intercontinental Hotel, Mzaar
The Intercontinental Hotel - one of Mzaar's most popular accommodation options

Those who love a challenge will be impressed by the sheer number of options available to them, while newbies who are just starting out will receive an excellent introduction on the gentler slopes.

Mzaar is a bustling and welcoming resort with plenty going on. This is an excellent all-round destination and particularly appealing to those who enjoy the après-ski aspect as much as the slopes themselves.

Click here to read more about Mzaar.

Next week we’ll round off our overview of Lebanon’s best ski resorts. Until then, do you have a particular favorite? We’re always keen to hear from you! Leave us a comment below.

Remember, you can also follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to be in with a chance of snapping up some great early bird offers!

The Mzaar Summer Festival 2011: Come Celebrate!

If this year’s Mzaar Summer Festival is going to be anything like last year’s, save the date on your calendar and start planning ahead!

The Mzaar Summer Festival is an annual tradition, gaining in popularity each year. Just 30 miles to the northeast of Beirut, the mountain resort area of Mzaar makes the perfect setting for a summer festival.  The venue will be the Faraya Gardens.

The Mzaar Summer Festival is scheduled to kick off this your on August 11 and carry on through the weekend and up until August 17.  Here’s the schedule of events:

Espace «Mzaa’rt»: Open on the 11 and 12 from 15h to 21h and on 13-14-15 from 11h a 22h. More than 60 artisans and painters painters gather to showcase their latest creativity.

Espace Boutiques: Open on 11 and 12 from 15h to 21h and on 13-14-15 from 11h to 22h: Fair showing the latest decoration trends, traditional arts, table setup, furniture design and other innovations.

Espace Jardin Gastronomique: Open from noon to midnight. Meeting point for all food and beverage specialists of the region.

Mzaar Kids Zone: Open from 11h till 21h « Parking Igloo ». Dedicated to children with shows, music and singing.

Mzaar Xtreme Zone: «Parking Igloo» Open from 11h till midnight. Strong sensation and adrenaline pumping guaranteed with bungee and rocket jumping, skate park.

During the evenings:

August 12: Altitude Fever in Jardins du Mzaar starting 21h30h. Call 76 358760 for info and reservations.

August 13: Summer & Ski Fashion Show around Igloo swimming pool at 17h30.

August 13 (evening): Igloo Summer Heat with MIX FM around the swimming pool.

August 14: Fireworks at 20h00.

August 15: Mass at 11h30 accompanied by Chorale de l’église st Joseph.

August 15 at 17h: Dog Beauty contest.

Bring your mom, dad, pets, and kids of all ages, because there will be something for everyone at the Mzaar Summer Festival.  The line-up includes live music performances, exhibitions, carnival games and activities, fireworks displays, painters, artisans, a dizzying array of delicious food stands, and even fashion shows. A festival like this is summer fun at its finest.  Check out the highlights of last year:

The accommodations in and around Mzaar fill up quickly for the festival, so be sure to book your lodging online today! Check out our list of our highly-recommended best-selling hotels in Mzaar:

MzaarVille Chalets – 5 NIGHTS 
Studio Chalet at $1075 and $215/extra night

InterContinental Mzaar – 5 NIGHTS with breakfast
Standard Double Room at $1510 and $302/additional night

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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Lebanon Snow Reports

Snow Lebanon

Jan 7, 2011 – The Daily Star – Lebanon News
Better weather expected after weekend of heavy showers and snow!

BEIRUT: Yet another bout of intense weather hit Lebanon over the weekend, bringing with it heavy showers and snowfall to higher regions but largely halting in time to allow people to enjoy a fun-filled excursions in the fresh snow. Despite skies beginning to clear in the large part of the country Sunday, a further 10 centimeters of snow fell on north eastern locations above 1,450 meters, including Ehden, Bshari, Hasroun, Hadath al-Jibi and Tanourine, the National News Agency (N.N.A.) reported. In Lakqouq, 1,450 meters above sea level, snow reached 30 centimeters while other towns including Akoura, Qartaba, Afka, Lassa, Anaya, Ehmej were covered with 5 centimeters of snow. Other mountainous areas have also seen over 500 centimeters of snow fall in the last few days […]

As you can see folks, this season looks promising! If you were wondering where to spend your winter vacation, then it goes without saying that skiing in Lebanon should be on the top of your list. As a matter of fact, it should be the only destination on your list!

How can anyone resist that?

 Not to mention the numerous choices of chalets and hotels in Mzaar (ex Faraya – Mzaar) , the Cedars and Laklouk such as the MzaarVille Chalets, the Intercontinental Hotel Mzaar, Le Cedrus Hotel, the Shangri-La Hotel Lebanon to name a few.

That being said, who’s the clown that been babbling about global warming?