Ski Lebanon

Cedars Ski Resort Guide

Ski Lebanon

Cedars Ski Resort Guide

Cedars Ski Resort Guide

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Cedars

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Cedars

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Cedars

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Cedars

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Cedars

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Slope Stats

  • 2869m

  • 775m

  • 2094m

  • Acres of ski:-
  • Pistes:-
  • Snowmaking:-
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:-
  • X-Country:10 km
  • beginner33%
  • intermediate33%
  • advanced33%

Cedars is located about 2hrs drive north of Beirut. It is slightly higher than Faraya, with a slightly longer ski season as a result. In fact the season here is surprisingly long. It can begin in November and usually ends in late April. Cedars has changed a lot since the government installed the first lift in 1953. At a cost of $15,000,000, the latest improvements are the replacement of 3 old Tbars with new chair lifts and a new gondola for 2006 that will soon carry skiers from the base area up to 2870m. New roads and a new hotel at the base area are planned too. The skiing area is respectable; perfect for learners, but with enough steep off-piste to challenge better skiers. The après-ski is worthwhile too, and there is plenty to see besisdes the famous ancient Cedars forest, with fascinating old buildings in the nearby Kadisha Valley. Bcharreh, a neighboring village of the Cedars, is the birthplace and resting place of Gibran Khalil Gibran, Lebanon's most famous poet, artist and novelist.The Cedars ski slopes normally operate from 8:00 am till 3:30 pm during weekdays and 4:00 pm during weekends and holidays.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Beirut
  • Nearest Train Station:-
  • Tourist Office Website:www.skileb.com
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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Lifts

  • Season opens:
  • Season closes:
  • Lifts:7 (3 chair lifts, 3 surface lifts and 1 gondola)
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  •   3
  •   3

Announcements & News from the Cedars ski resort manager

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The Cedars ski resort being the highest in Lebanon, receives the biggest amount of snow and open few days before the others.

New for 2011, SKILEB.com added new fully furnished chalets:
www.skileb.com/hotel/cedrus-chalets/

An outdoors webcam have been installed at the footstep of the slopes, provide a direct view on the skiing arena and the chairlifts.
http://www.skileb.com/webcam/cedars/

Remember to ask for deals available at the resort by emailing res@skileb.com

Information supplied 3 Dec 2010

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:14 Oct
  • Last Snowfall:
  • Snow Depth (upper):
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  • Piste:-
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (2482 m)view full snow forecast

PM
rain showers
10 SSE10
15 °CF-Level
4400m
night
partly cloudy
15 S15
14 °CF-Level
4300m
AM
partly cloudy
10 SSW10
14 °CF-Level
4200m

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Cedars Location Maps

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Visitor Reviews of Cedars

eMPa from United States writes:

Went after a great 45cm snowfall in Feb 2018. Resort is basic but very nice with a friendly restaurant. They groom some parts, and had most lifts open despite there being not so many people.

Lift tickets were 60k LBP on weekends, 45k LBP on weekdays. Rentals ran 15k LBP per day, and could be negotiated down across multiple days.

Unfortunately, they allowed snowmobiles on the runs which churned up the surface (for better and worse), and caused great noise and air pollution. Still, I would certainly go again for the 1950s "few people live in the world" vibe.

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