Mzaar Ski Resort
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Visitor reviews for Mzaar Ski Resort Ski Resort
February 13, 2015
Jack from Lebanon
The new snow has reached 90 cm of depth as of 13th of February and still snowing. It started with some snow on day 1 (February 9th) and fortunately topped with 50 cm of champagne powder and still snowing. I recommend all skiers to enjoy skiing on powder snow at Kfardebian ski slopes as of the 15th of February.
January 03, 2015
kfardebian from Lebanon
I love Kfardebian! The big name of the resort is Mzaar Kfardebian. There is nothing here in the resort called Faraya. Faraya village is near Kfardebian and there is no ski resort therein called Faraya. People are lying to make you lost. We love Mzaar Kfardebian.
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December 10, 2013
John from United States
No matter what you could think of the slopes, maintenance or condition on certain days (people need to accept it's not a strong asset in the region, at least for now), these slopes offer a different splendid experience, an unexpected adventure, amazing scenery, and a lot of sunshine most of the days.
it's definitely not an olympic venue in its current condition, but certainly as attractive in its own way.
February 17, 2013
SMN from Lebanon
Your weather predictions have been completely off this year unlike previous years
It is now snowing in Faraya and yet you are indicating sunshine?
February 12, 2013
Fares from Lebanon
This resort is OK.
So far this year, there was only one major storm so snow has been sort of icy.
They are not good with grooming the slopes so that makes the rides bumpy. Lots of snow mobiles which should be illegal.
Some lifts are out of date but, make no mistake, Cedars are a lot more primitive!
OK if there is good snow, very crowded on weekend.
January 02, 2013
jean-claude Noujaim from Lebanon
I have previously been very critical of Faraya. A few things have changed to the positive now. The road is clearer and buses are no longer allowed to drive to the slopes. The road to Wardeh is larger and this also will help alleviate the traffic. Two new chairlifts are in place, one in Wardeh with a 4 seater and the old one was moved next to the Mzaar. This will help when crowded.
Now, with this good news, one has to beware that avoiding Faraya during or right after a snow storm is safer. Security on the slopes is still far from ideal. Skiers coming full speed in your back just like on the highway is common. So if you have kids have them ski in front of you and always wearing a helmet.
On a clear day drive early and leave early; you will get the best out of you ski day.
Drive from Kfardebiane road and go through Fakra to avoid tricky icy turns.
Rent at Maison du ski they still have the best equipment and decent service.
As for the rest, the sun is often out there and you can ski in the morning, have lunch on the seaside, take a nap in the afternoon and hit the night life later on in smoke free resto and bars.
Good improvements overall.
Freerider as always.
December 31, 2012
george younes from Lebanon
Mzaar Kfardebian : I would like to congratulate you guys for such accuracy, such dedication and such great reliable staff and management. No wonder this is the best resort in Lebanon/Middl East.
May 16, 2012
COBR@ from Lebanon
Well, as usual we need to hear from others that our country is great.
As usual we are good at nothing but criticizing ourselves.
Where are all the complaints now?
I bet each and every one of you would wait a whole day in the traffic or unmanaged slopes as you say just to ride one last time, but alas the snow is gone.
I bet you are greatly happy with the rocky slopes now and I hope you would stop that nonsense the next season.
If not please spare us the nagging and let all the tourists who appreciate our country more than we do come and ski with us.
Until next season..
April 19, 2012
Chinashark from United States
Yes... Mzaar. I see the endless complaints by the locals about .... well, about everything! I see one reviewer complaining about plastic surgery, I see another telling us it should be operated as a public service like a bus line, another thinks it's expensive... on and on and on. Remarkable, is it not, that visitors, from all parts of the globe, are more appreciative of the opportunity to ski on fresh deep natural snow? With that in mind, this review is best suited to non-lebanese and/or travellers. I live in the middle east (Jordan this year) and have only been once to Mzaar, weekday with my fam (3 kids). The service, standards, and equipment are on a par with most ME situations: Damascus, Egypt, Amman, Morroco, Qatar, Yemen, etc... Dubai doesn't count. Weak infrastructure, mediocre to poor logistics/planning by management. But! Great snow, decent grooming, great prices (you want expensive - try Les Arcs, or Alta, or Whistler), and great people. Snack stuff available on the slopes 'chalet-style', and you can know the whole thing out in about 2 days. Great/unusual views. It's nice to have a skiing option in the region - it's a luxury. Like everything else y'all complain about - take it to the source. Complaining here won't help.
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March 27, 2012
freerider from Lebanon
I posted before but it seems our viewers are typical locals who are happy with mediocrity. It's close to the city, we have snow, it's ok let's not complain and live with it. Unfortunately, this is what is being done and said at all levels. We accept the conditions and that's why nothing improves.
I used to go to the so called 5 star hotel at Mzaar. It was acceptable 10 years ago but look at it now!
Wake up my friends.
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