Winter in Lebanon is surely a chilling one. Abundant rain, hail, and snow yearly shower the country from October till March.
Temperature decreases with altitude, therefore winters in Beirut are not as strong as in mountains. However, the lowest temperature recorded in the capital is 0°C.
Snowfall on the mountains of Lebanon marks the beginning of ski season - a period many Lebanese people long for.
Over the last several years, there has been a reduction in precipitation, delaying the snow more and more.
The first snow fall recorded in Faraya (a region famous for its ski club and slopes) this year was on the 6th of December. Snow enthusiasts captured the first white landscape passionately.
Here are some pretty good pictures that documented the event.
Nature wore the white dress, announcing the holidays season!
Social media throughout Lebanon was quickly filled with pictures of this amazing yearly event that everyone admires.
The winter chalets and hotels are perfect for a weekend away during this time of the year.
Faraya region (Mzaar and Kfardebiane) has plenty of lakes that freeze in the winter.
Snow and ski enthusiasts are impatiently waiting for the next snowfall so that the slopes can open!
In fact, skiing is a popular sport in Lebanon that attracts locals and tourists.
Snow and off-road vehicles are quite popular among the Lebanese youth. It's a perfect way to discover the big rough mountains far from the city's overwhelming buzz.