With the snow season running from around mid-December to early April, Lebanon’s ski resorts in Kfardebian, Faqra, Cedars and Zaarour come alive in the winter months. Here’s our selection of hotels that will keep you comfortable and close to the action.
Mzaar & Faqra Kfardebian
InterContinental Mzaar Mountain Resort & Spa
This five-star hotel allows you to ski directly from the resort, with access to an 80km trail. The hotel has a pool, games rooms, a sauna and a spa, as well as six restaurants and bars, ranging from casual to fine dining.
Kfardebian, Ouyoun El Simane, Mzaar (09 340100), icmzaar.com
L’Auberge De Faqra
Faqra Club’s boutique hotel offers its own ski slopes. Wifi is available throughout the hotel, and there are indoor activities available including PS3, Wii and a computer games network. Babysitting services are also offered.
Faqra Kfardebian (09 300600), faqraclub.com
Terre Brune Hotel
The four-star Terre Brune Hotel provides spacious, contemporary rooms with cable TV and views over the countryside, along with a spa offering massage services, a sauna and a steam bath.
Kfardebian (09 300060), terrebrunehotel.com
Urban Faqra Hotel
The four-star Urban Faqra Hotel is located five-minutes’ drive from the ski slopes of Faraya. The hotel offers eight spacious guest rooms with free wifi access and an elegant restaurant overlooking the snowy slopes.
Faqra, Emile Lahoud Roundabout (76 070605), urbanfaqra.com
Eleven is an exclusive boutique hotel with five exquisite suites and six cozy rooms within walking distance of the ski slopes.
Kfardebian (09 341741), hotel-eleven.com
Le Cedrus Suites Hotel
Overlooking the Kadisha Valley, and within a short distance of the ski junctions, Le Cedrus features 40 rooms and suites, which are styled to reflect the charm of the surrounding mountains. Guests can also enjoy free wifi.
Cedars (06 678777), cedrushotel.com
L’Auberge des Cèdres
Surrounded by Lebanon’s Cedar forest, L’Auberge’s suites and wooden bungalows offer country-style décor and include a seating area with flatscreen cable TV in each unit. The resort has a games room with billiards, and a playground for younger guests. Free wifi and private parking is available.
Cedars (06 678888)
White Cedar Hotel & Resort
Located in the village of Becharre, just a five-minute drive from the Cedars ski slopes, the hotel offers comfortable in-room amenities including a flatscreen TV, minibar and electric kettle. There is also a terrace and free private parking.
Cedars, Bcharreh (06 678876)
Le Grand Chalet
Boasting five luxury rooms, six junior suites, three family suites and two roof suites, Le Grand Chalet is a true boutique hotel. The lounge area has a modern fireplace, and there is also a cozy dining area and a bar.
Zaarour (71 211811), zaarourclub.com
DATE 28 DEC 2016