Lebanon, a mountainous country with summits reaching heights of over 3000M , is sometimes referred to as the “Switzerland of the East”.
Lebanon has six ski resorts with groomed slopes, catering to skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Beyond the skiable domains await you kilometers of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails waiting to be discovered.
The top 6 ski destinations in Lebanon to enjoy with your friends.
Mzaar – Kfardebian
The ski resort Mzaar – Kfardebian is located in the Mount Lebanon Governorate (Lebanon). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 40 km of slopes available. 20 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,850 and 2,465 m.
The closest ski resort to Beirut the capital, Zaarour Club offers many outdoor winter activities in addition to skiing.
Zaarour’s ski slopes are North-facing offering and excellent quality of snow with a panoramic view spanning the famous Valley of the Skulls and Mount Sannine.
This is a great resort for nature lovers and an ideal get-away destination. The Cedars are the ancient trees forming a forest in the heart of the village and a cedar tree is also found on the Lebanese flag. The Cedars resort is located in the North of Lebanon. Skiers came to the resort as early as 1920, and have been returning there ever since. The first lift was installed by the government in 1953.
The ski resort Faqra is located in the Mount Lebanon Governorate (Lebanon). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 4.5 km of slopes available. 4 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,735 and 1,975 m.
Laqlouq is a winter and summer resort, situated on a plateau at an altitude between 1750m and 2000m, and encircled by jagged ridges and terraces bearing thousands of trees. In addition to alpine skiing, it is also one of the best resorts suited for cross country skiing. Mostly visited by families, Laqlouq had its first ski lift installed in 1958, followed by major enhancements to the slopes and the creation of a very qualified ski school. Unlike other resorts, the area surrounding the slopes is nearly free of buildings and construction.
The ski resort Qanat Bakish is located in the Mount Lebanon Governorate (Lebanon). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 7 km of slopes available. 5 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,780 and 2,000 m.
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