Beirut: Skiing - Snow Boarding
Paris of the Middle East
Whilst you won&rsquo;t be able to do any skiing in Beirut itself, Lebanon is rapidly becoming one of the best international destinations for skiers and snowboarders alike. There are a total of six ski resorts in Lebanon, the best of which is Faraya-Mzaar - less than an hour away from Beirut. A skiing or snowboarding holiday here is world-class: there is an international standard ski school, founded by the French Ski Federation, and the whole ski resort in Lebanon has undergone multi-million pound development in recent years. If you want to take a skiing holiday from Beirut here, you'll find good snow, plenty of off-piste opportunities, and a vast amount of mountainside for fearless snowboarders and skiers to enjoy.
Another great advantage of a skiing holiday in Lebanon is that during the middle of the week there are hardly any crowds, so it can feel as if you've got a whole mountain to yourself and, in Faraya Mzaar, the mixture of wind and humid sea air from the Mediterranean means that the snow rarely forms an icy wind crust that can be seen in the Alps.