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Nordic skiing or cross-country skiing in Lebanon has become more popular after the year 1990 and is also being adopted by the young Lebanese generation, seeking tranquility, away from the crowded ski slopes. Amazing as it sounds, high plateaus in Mount Lebanon are ideal for cross-country skiing, and most of them lie in the neighborhood of the ski resorts. The average skiing period stretches four months easily as from mid December.

The plateau of Laqlouq at 2000-2200 meters in altitude is a paradise for cross-country and track skiing, with circuits more than 20 km long.

Cross country skiing in Laklouk plateau

From the Cedars area starting at 2000 meters, you can reach a 2800 meters plateau by skiing or by using a chairlift. The plateau leads you into an incredible journey to Qornet el-Sawda, the highest peak in Lebanon at 3088 meters.

Cross country skiing in the Cedars

Faraya-Mzaar resort, now known as Mzaar, which is the closest to Beirut, offers immense tracks for cross-country and it is possible to use the ski lifts to reach the plateaus. Another alternative is to depart from the new Wardeh domain, where you may follow the path which leads to the Bekaa valley, offering tens and tens of flat kilometers.

Cross country skiing in Faraya and Mzaar ski resorts Lebanon