Ring In The New Year With SKILEB’s Hot Deals

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! If you’re still looking for something to do, SKILEB has got some Hot Deals for you to check out. We advise you to check this list and act fast, because these deals expire on December 28th, 2012! Call us at +961.70.103222 or email us at [email protected] to reserve your package.

InterContinental Mzaar
A 5-night stay in a Standard Double Room for $1570, including breakfast and tax.
A 5-night stay in a Deluxe Double Room for $2010, including breakfast and tax.

InterContinental Mzaar

MzaarVille Chalets
3 nights in a Studio Chalet (sleeps 3 people) for $1200, including tax.
3 nights in a One-Bedroom Chalet (sleeps 6) for $1700, including tax.
3 nights in a Three-Bedroom Chalet (sleeps 8) for $2800, including tax.

Mzaarville Chalets

Hotel Eleven
A 5-night stay in a Double Room for $1100, including breakfast and tax.

Hotel Eleven

Chateau D’eau Faraya
A Double Room for 3 nights for $600, including dinner, breakfast, and tax.

Chateau Deau Faraya

Urban Hotel Faqra
A 3-night stay in a Double Room for $900, including breakfast and tax.

Urban Hotel Faqra

Aux Cimes Du Mzaar
A 5-night stay in a Double Room with a mountain view for $1350, including breakfast and tax.

Aux Cimes Du Mzaar

Faraya Village Club
A 5-night stay in a Studio (sleeps 2) for $1000, including New Year’s dinner party.
A 5-night stay in a Two-Bedroom Suite (sleeps 7) for $2550, including New Year’s dinner party.

Faraya Village Club

La Cabane Cedars
2 nights in a Double Room for $650, including New Year’s dinner.

La Cabane Cedars

Are You An Early Bird?

We’ve already given you a list of things to do to prepare for the upcoming Ski Season, and here’s more on getting prepared for winter 2013…

Start planning your winter ski vacation and benefit from our Early Bird Discount – a 10% discount on bookings made for January 2013!

Here are a few hotels and resorts in Mzaar that you should check out…

Aux Cimes Du Mzaar
A Ski-in/Ski-out style ski resort, Aux Cimes Du Mzaar is a mountain boutique resort located at the heart of the Mzaar ski area. At the resort you’ll find cozy rooms, a nice restaurant and bar, and great company and service. Reserve your room now!

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MzaarVille Chalets
Located right at the base of the ski slopes, in the middle of all the action, MzaarVille Chalets is a great choice for your ski getaway. Enjoy a great view of the snowy mountains and ski slopes from your room while you cozy up with a warm drink, or take a quick walk to the town’s attractions, just minutes away. Click here for booking and more information.

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Hotel Eleven
Hotel Eleven is a cozy lodge, located in the Mzaar Kfardebian resort, offering 4-star service. It’s just minutes away from the Refuge slopes and all of Mzaar’s great restaurants and entertainment hubs. Check out this hotel here.

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InterContinental Mzaar
The InterContinental Mzaar Hotel and Spa is the only 5-star hotel in the area. It offers you great luxury and comfort, right in the midst of all the snow and ski fun! The InterContinental Mzaar offers a handful of restaurants, Ski-in/Ski-out accessibility, indoor swimming pool, and Spa/Fitness center. Book your room now!

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Mzaar Summer Festival 2012

As accustomed, every summer Mzaar holds a festival to celebrate Lebanon’s summer season. This year’s edition of the Mzaar Summer Festival, starting August 14th and lasting until August 19th, is jam packed with fun for all ages and interests!

Mzaar Summer Festival 2012 | SKILEB.com |

Time Schedule

  • August 14, 2012: 11 am – 9 pm ; Don’t miss the Fireworks show at 8 pm!
  • August 15, 2012: 11 am – 9 pm
  • August 16, 2012: 3 pm – 9 pm
  • August 17, 2012: 3 pm – 11 pm
  • August 18, 2012: 11 am – 9 pm
  • August 19, 2012: 11 am – 9 pm

The festival will feature many exhibitors and artisans, a food court, and a lounging area with night-time entertainment.

Don’t miss the beauty dog show, fashion show by the pool, plenty of children’s activities, and even an extreme zone for extreme sports and adventure lovers!

Mzaar Summer Festival 2012 | SKILEB.com |

If you’d like to benefit from the full festival along with the lovely summer-mountain weather, check out these accommodation packages, offered specially for you:

Mzaar InterContinental: Standard Double Room – 5 Night Stay – $1570 (Breakfast and Tax included)

Eleven: Double Room – 4 Night Stay – $880 (Breakfast and Tax included)

MzaarVille Chalets: Studio – 5 Night Stay – $1075 (Tax included)

MzaarVille Chalets: Two Bedroom Chalet – 5 Night Stay – $1450 (Tax included)

MzaarVille Chalets: Three Bedroom Chalet – 5 Night Stay – $1975 (Tax included)

Faraya Village Club: One Bedroom Suite – 5 Night Stay – $900 (Tax included)

Faraya Village Club: Two Bedroom Suite – 5 Night Stay – $1250 (Tax included)

 

 


Share the Love – Help a Friend Hit the Slopes

It’s already a pretty bumper season of snow on Lebanon’s top ski slopes and we hope that many of you have already managed to make your way out onto the pistes to enjoy some of the outstanding powder that’s fallen so far this year.

If you’re a ski lover, have you considered spreading a little joy? Maybe you’ve got a friend that you’d like to introduce the experience to or maybe you want to stage an intervention and get someone out of their office and onto the mountain.

Flowers to Lebanon - New Gift Service

Luckily, there’s a great new way to share the wealth. Flowers to Lebanon is a great new gift service that allows you to purchase holiday experiences for your friends, colleagues and family. If you feel like playing the guardian angel, you can arrange for one of the very special packages to be sent directly to your lucky recipient.

In addition to gifts and presents, you can get your friends onto the slopes with a full day lift pass for the Mzaar resort. Or if you’re feeling especially generous, you can sign them up for the full ski experience package – plucking them out of the daily grind in Beirut for an amazing trip to the slopes.

Perhaps you’ve got a buddy who’s not so keen on skiing and you want to keep them out of your hair while you get some time to yourself? Why not help them gain a skiier’s appreciation for the breathtaking local scenery by having them hop on the back of a skimobile for a tour. You get to hit the slopes and they get a taste for powder while keeping their feet dry at the same time. Everybody’s a winner!

Of course, there are plenty of other gifts available for delivery if you want to send your commiserations to a friend who can’t get the time off from work to come skiing with you. Perhaps a nice bouquet of flowers or even a cake will be enough to cheer them up!

Share the love, share the fun and tell us about it on Facebook!

Ski x 3 for Smart Skiers

Snow, snow, SNOW! Lebanon winter has begun, and the white stuff is falling. Ski season is coming, close enough we can almost taste it. To get ready, we figured out how to share Lebanon weather and ski conditions with you in three different ways.

Now, we’ve also figured out how to bring you the ultimate Lebanon ski experience in three days and three nights. Get the most out of your ski dollars with this new package we’ve put together, the Smart Skier Package, premiering this winter and available exclusively to the community of Skileb.com.

Mzaar Jonction slope
Mzaar: Jonction slope

With the Smart Skier deal, we’ve taking all the planning, hassle and worry out of your trip to Lebanon so that all you have to do is show up, ski your heart out by day, and enjoy the cozy comforts and high spirits of Mzaar by night.

Day 1
When you arrive at the airport, we’ll have transportation waiting there for you. It will take you directly to the MzaarVille Chalets, adjacent to Mzaar ski resort, about an hour’s drive from Beirut.  You’ll have time to settle into your chalet and relax by the fireplace in one of Mzaar’s all-time favorite chalet accommodations.

Day 2
Wake up to a lovely view of the snow-covered slopes that are just calling your name outside. Enjoy breakfast at Mange Tout Terrace restaurant, which is built in to the MzaarVille complex. From there, claim your rental gear at the sports shop, redeem your ski pass, and you’ll be ready for the first run of the day. Rinse and a repeat. You’ll have a total of solid three days of ski fun in Lebanon.

Day 3
Pretty much like like day two. Wake up, get ready, enjoy a great day on the slopes, and pass the evening dining and relaxing around MzaarVille Chalets.

Day 4
See days 1 and 2. Enjoy the third day of your lift ticket. Then, when the ski day is over, we’ll transfer you back to the airport in time for you to catch your flight from Beirut.

There’s really no better way to pack more into a four-day ski getaway in Lebanon. Another plus is that we’ll adjust the itinerary to fit your flight schedule to ensure that you get as much skiing in as possible. So if you arrive early on day 1 and leave early on day 4, then you can start skiing straight away. The price includes airport transfers, three nights’ stay at MzaarVille Chalets, ski or snowboard rentals and a three-day lift ticket. Now that’s one smart deal. Times three.

Go for it! Book our Smart Skier Package today.

MzaarVille Chalets Has Dorm Beds for $40/night!

It’s official. The first snow of the 2011-2012 season has fallen in Lebanon, and winter has begun. In just a few short months, this will turn into a great snowpack covered with great new layers of fresh powder. Skiers, it’s time to start salivating.

If you’re like a lot of people in most of the world, this past year has been a little rough on the wallet. The global economic downturn has meant less spare change for a lot of people, and ski holidays may seem too big to fit into tighter budgets. But don’t despair! Lebanon offers a great bargain in ski travel. Compared to their European counterparts, Lebanon ski resorts and hotels give you much more bang for your buck.

For the budget ski traveller, MzaarVille Chalets has an option that will put a Lebanon ski vacation within reach. This ski season, you can stay at the MzaarVille Chalets in a shared dormitory for only $40/night!

Why stay in a dormitory? Depending on your travel style, the advantages are many. It’s more lively and social to stay in dormitory rooms, giving you a chance to meet fellow skiers. Plus, you still get to enjoy the warm ambiance and cozy common areas of MzaarVille Chalets.

You’ll be right in the heart of Faraya Village, with all its great restaurants, snack bars, and pubs right outside your doorway. And, of course, a great view of the Mzaar ski resort peaks and lifts just beckoning you to jump on and start riding.

Mzaarville Chalets
Bottom line: no need to miss out on a great ski season in Lebanon just because your budget is tighter. Don’t start selling your possessions on eBay just to get to the slopes this winter. In Lebanon, you’ll find great value for your money. You have a bed waiting for you for just $40/night! Now there’s really no excuse. Start planning a Lebanon ski trip today.

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!

Special Deals for Skileb.com Twitter Followers

It’s that time of year again, when powder-thirsty ski fans start looking forward to the upcoming season with real anticipation. Winter is coming, and Lebanon is gearing up for yet another session of outstanding skiing, snowboarding and general snow-based fun.

Now’s the perfect time to start planning your next ski break in Lebanon. For many, a skiing vacation in Lebanon is a no-brainer; hundreds of people will be making their way back to pristine slopes, such as those found at Mzaar and The Cedars, to re-experience the rush of carving lines on familiar territory.

For those who are yet to experience a ski holiday in Lebanon, there are tonnes of reasons to try something a little different and opt for this unusual and yet rewarding destination. In addition to the quality of the pistes, snow, accommodation and company, the thrill of experiencing skiing is such a unique environment is something that you’ll remember for years to come. With the waters of the Mediterranean and its picturesque coastal villages mere kilometres away, taking a ski holiday in Lebanon is almost like taking two breaks for the price of one!

Follow skileb.com on Twitter

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of the Lebanese slopes or a newbie looking for something a little different, we have something very exciting to offer. In anticipation of the start of a new season, followers of our Twitter account – @skileb – are going to be the lucky recipients of a number of very special offers. All you have to do to get your hands on them is follow us!

In addition to delivering savings via tweets, we’re sticking with the avian theme by delivering a number of great ‘early bird’ offers on our homepage. Repeat visitors will know that Skileb.com consistently offers great prices on ski holidays in Lebanon, but eagle-eyed users will soon be able to pounce on all-new deals.

Keep visiting Skileb.com to keep on top of everything that’s happening and remember to follow us on Twitter. Only followers will be able to receive these great offers, so sign up now to make sure you’re on the list.

Don’t forget that you can also visit our Facebook page to keep up to speed and to ask us questions. We’re happy to help.

We at Skileb.com are hugely excited for the new season and we want you to be too! Start planning today!

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