Visitor reviews for Mzaar Ski Resort Ski Resort

Mzaar Ski Resort Ratings

Overall: 3.6. Based on 93 votes and 123 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 3.8

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Mzaar Ski Resort is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Variety of pistes: 3.7

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Mzaar Ski Resort has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Off-piste: 3.8

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Scenery: 4.2

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 4.3

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Mzaar Ski Resort.

Public Transport: 3.1

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Mzaar Ski Resort, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Accommodation: 4.1

(1) No places to stay in/near Mzaar Ski Resort, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 3.5

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 4.1

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Mzaar Ski Resort.

Ski in/Ski out: 4.0

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 3.3

(1) There are no child care facilities at Mzaar Ski Resort, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 2.2

(1) Mzaar Ski Resort relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 4.1

(1) There are no snow groomers at Mzaar Ski Resort, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Mzaar Ski Resort are groomed daily.

Shelter: 3.0

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Mzaar Ski Resort is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 2.7

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Mzaar Ski Resort, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 4.3

(1) Mzaar Ski Resort usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 3.6

(1) The staff at Mzaar Ski Resort are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Mzaar Ski Resort are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 3.1

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 4.2

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 4.0

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Beginners: 4.1

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 4.3

(1) No intermediate terrain at Mzaar Ski Resort, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.0

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 2.6

(1) Not even a kicker at Mzaar Ski Resort, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Cross-country: 3.2

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Mzaar Ski Resort, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 2.6

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Mzaar Ski Resort has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 4.0

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 4.1

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 4.1

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 3.5

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 3.3

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 3.3

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 3.4

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 3.6

(1) Overall, Mzaar Ski Resort is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 3.7

(1) Overall, Mzaar Ski Resort is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

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December 31, 2010
Tony abi 3id from Ski Lebanon Lebanon
Yes bashar come and don't worry cs yesterday i was in Faraya and i was snowboarding and it's amazing !
December 30, 2010
Bashar Al Eid from Ski United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Guys, i'm coming to Lebanon next week and i was wondering if the snow in Faraya is fine and thick to snowboard. the forecast changes every min and i cant get a clear image of whats going on up there!!!
December 29, 2010
Elie Zgheib from Ski Lebanon Lebanon
Whether you like it or not, the resort will remain under Kfardebian and proof of that; the name has been changed from Faraya Mzaar to Mzaar Kfardebian, and anyone who, in purpose or by mistake, refer to this resort in writing or by an ad as Faraya or violate the exclusivity of the name will be officially warned by the authorities and will pay a NICE fine. So, be careful... [note from editor: this will be the last post regarding the name of the resort]
December 21, 2010
majed jerhan from Ski Lebanon Lebanon
I want to remind all the people that the slopes were discovered by the people of Faraya so stop dreaming that the conscience people will call it Kfardebian. [note from the editor: editored for relevance]
December 21, 2010
frederic baldway from Ski Slovakia Slovakia
Hey people, I am so happy to begin skiing early this year. I ski in Faraya (Mzaar Kfardebian) since 1994 and I like the snow in Faraya resort. This year we have a better quality of snow than the last years. Hope we enjoy all this season with a great snow.
December 16, 2010
Elie Zgheib from Ski Lebanon Lebanon
Faraya village people: currently the name of the resort is Mzaar Kfardebian, so stop calling it Faraya because it is not and will not be. For everyone who doesn't know (and I agree with another reviewer) Faraya is a tiny small village next to Hrajel way down and far away from the slopes and has nothing to do with the ski resort of Kfardebian. Many people don’t know that but we are working on it. I urge everyone not to use Faraya anymore when addressing to this lovely resort of Kfardebian. Enjoy Skiing in Kfardebian (Mzaar Kfardebian), a village for all seasons.
December 15, 2010
Rawad from Ski Lebanon Lebanon
The resort is called Mzar-Kfardebian (Mzaar Kfardebian) Ski Resort for clear and understandable comments. Thank you. [note from editor: some minor editing for maintaining relevance]
December 12, 2010
Josephine zgheib from Ski Lebanon Lebanon
Skiing in Lebanon, specially in Faraya-Kfardebian (Mzaar Kfardebian) is the best thing you do in winter. So, come everyone and feel the real taste of skiing.
December 12, 2010
Ray from Ski Lebanon Lebanon
Faraya-Mzaar (Mzaar Kfardebian) is the best resort ever in the middle-east and I think the name Faraya is the best name ever for such slopes. So I hope that everyone comes to Faraya village and enjoys skiing in Faraya-Mzaar.
December 11, 2010
christina from Ski Lebanon Lebanon
I think today it's snowing in Faraya (Mzaar Kfardebian). We hope so, because it will be great to ski before christmas :) Faraya Mzaar (Mzaar Kfardebian) is the best place to be :)