6 Top Ski Destinations In Lebanon To Enjoy With Your Friends This Winter

@marckhalil | @legrandturk

Lebanon is a magical winter wonderland during the cold season, favoring scenic views and amazing snow on its mountains, as well as snow sports and activities.

Its ski resorts have been a destination to many during this season and not only to the locals who come to experience the glorious snowy heights of Lebanon during winter.

All ski resorts in Lebanon are well equipped with slopes to host skiers, as well as other snow activities.

Restaurants, hotels, motels, and guesthouses are also available in these areas for those wishing to enjoy a day or a weekend getting the best out of Lebanon’s winters.

Al Arz (The Cedars)

Located at an altitude of 2,000m, Al Arz in northern Lebanon is one of the top destinations for skiers with its majestic mountains covered in snow until the spring.

The ski slopes are normally open from 8:00 AM till 3:30 PM and could extend beyond that time on weekends when the weather and snow conditions are good.

Resorts, hotels, motels, guesthouses, and restaurants are available in the area, and some with Wi-Fi connections.


Faqra is situated at an altitude of 1,550m where the capital Beirut can be seen with its full glory.

The ski slopes open from 8:00 AM till 3:30 PM on weekdays and till 4:00 PM on weekends and during holidays.

In case of bad snow conditions in Faqra, you can move to ski up on the Mzaar slopes, like many skiers do, since located at higher altitudes.

Faqra has also remarkable touristic destinations ranging from the Roman ruins of the Temple of Faqra to Jisr Al Hajar (the Stone Bridge), a 38-meter arch traversing Nahr El Laban.


Laqlouq is Located at an altitude of 1,750m and up and surrounded by trees. It’s one of the most beautiful ski destinations in Lebanon with beautiful resorts.

It’s also home to natural wonders, and you can also visit Afqa Grotto and Balou Balaa in neighboring villages.

During weekdays, Laqlouq ski slopes operate from 8:00 AM till 3:30 PM and continue till 4:00 PM on weekends and holidays.

Mzar Kfardebian

A popular ski destination in Lebanon with 42 slopes, Mzar Kfardebian is probably one of the busiest ski areas in the country. It favors great snow all winter, whatever the weather conditions, due to its high altitudes.

The ski resort diverges into 3 inter-connected domains: Refuge, Jonction, and the newest extension Wardeh.

The slopes are open from 8:00 AM till 3:30 PM during weekdays and 4:00 PM during weekends and holidays.

Mzar Kfardebian also hosts winter parties and you can find many places to enjoy a full-on amazing day and just relax with your family and friends.

Qanat Bakish

Qanat Bakish is one of the most scenic villages in Lebanon and the perfect destination to enjoy a day skiing.

The slopes operate from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM during weekdays and 4:00 PM during weekends and holidays.

The plateau of Bakish is a popular destination to enjoy with your friends. And if you don’t like skiing, you can also enjoy its slopes snowshoeing.


Zaarour, with its glorious snowy heights and panoramic views, is one of the closest ski destinations from Beirut with just less than an hour’s drive. The Zaarour Club’s resort has many outdoor winter activities to enjoy in addition to skiing.

Its ski slopes are for all levels of skiers, including 4 chairlifts, 4 lifts, and 1 escalator to reach the slopes.

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