Cedars Ski Resort Guide
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- X-Country:10 km
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.
- Nearest Airport:Beirut
- Nearest Train Station:-
- Tourist Office Website:www.skileb.com
- Slopeside accommodation:yes
Announcements & News from the Cedars ski resort manager
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:
An outdoors webcam have been installed at the footstep of the slopes, provide a direct view on the skiing arena and the chairlifts.
Remember to ask for deals available at the resort by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Visitor Reviews of Cedars
george younes from Lebanon writes:
Cedars : great snow, great slopes. Although it's a shame to have the best snow in Lebanon (and in the Middle East) go to waste thanks to a lousy staff and a shitty saving management. I'd like to say that with a change of staff and directors this resort could become a better and world class resort!