Located in Western Asia, Lebanon is more famous for its rich Middle Eastern culture than for its skiing options. However, ski touring in Lebanon is becoming increasingly popular in the Mount Lebanon range, which is famous as a religious landmark, and for its white capped mountains and cedar, oak and pine forests. Pick a certified guide for your Ski Touring trip in Lebanon with Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Start planning a unique adventure you will never forget!
Officially known as the Lebanese Republic, Lebanon is a country of deep history, rich culture, and stunning landscapes. Ski touring in Lebanon is becoming increasingly popular as more and more explorers discover the wonders of the Mount Lebanon mountain chain. These wonders encompass its unique location bordering the Mediterranean Sea, as well as its religious and historic value, with its landmarks, local towns and ruins, not to mention its beautiful cedar, oak and pine forests. The country boasts six ski resorts, as well as great spots for off-piste skiing. The most famous is the Cedars Ski Resort which is named after the famous Cedars of God forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ski touring in Lebanon is an experience you don’t want to miss, with plenty of after ski attractions too!
The Lebanese climate is Mediterranean with long, hot, dry summers and short, cool, wet winters. In the Mount Lebanon range, it has Alpine climate with snow and sub-zero temperatures in the winter, and lovely waterfalls in the spring.
Your best bet is to fly in to Beirut from the UK as border issues make it difficult to drive into Lebanon. You can also get in by boat. Additionally, keep in mind that you will need to check visa requirements, and that if your passport has an entry or exit stamp from Israel you may not be allowed to enter the country.
The ski season in Lebanon runs from November to April.
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