Distance from Beirut: 48km
From Beirut, go north, through Nahr El Kalb tunnel, turn right to Jeita,
Ballouneh, Feytroun, Ajaltoun, Kolayaat, Mairouba, and
go toward Faraya and Ouyoun Al-Siman.
Faraya is known for the excellent skiing facilities in nearby Ouyoun Al-Siman,
but a lot goes on in summer too, when the mountain town enjoys a comfortable
climate. The ski resort has an elevation of 1,891 meters with the highest run
starting at 2,463 meters. These slopes overlook one of the finest views in
However, the whole area is better known under the name of Faraya-Mzaar or
simply Faraya, which is the best equipped and most popular resort of Lebanon.
Skiers, snowboarders, snowmobile addicts, cross-country lovers and paragliders
come to Faraya from all parts of the country.
Starting at 1850m, you may reach the 2465m top of Mzaar and
enjoy the breathtaking view over the colorful Bekaa valley, Mount Hermon of
the Anti-Lebanon and other peaks like Laqlouq and the Cedars.
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