Varianos Travel

8, C.  Pantelides Avenue, P. O. Box 22107, 1517 Nicosia, Cyprus

Tel: 357 22680500 / 22667772, Fax: 357 22669676


Our latest "Ski Faraya Mzaar, Lebanon" news

Ski Lebanon and stay at the InterContinental Mzaar


Dear Fellow Skiers and Snowboarders in Cyprus,


The 2018 winter season is almost here!  Our ski holiday packages to Lebanon are ready and in our humble opinion they represent the best values around. Our week day packages are again the best deals available as they you can take advantage of both lower hotel rates and ski lift passes.


Our "Ski Lebanon" trips come with stays at the usual hotels we book, specifically the ski in-ski out InterContinental Mzaar Lebanon, Mountain Resort and Spa and the Merab Hotel near the slopes of the Mzaar ski area just above the village of Faraya.  Of course we again feature in our other usual hotels; the lovely Hotel Eleven, packages with stays at Terre Brune Hotel in Faqra and the Chateau D' Eau Hotel, located between the village of Faraya and the Faraya Mzaar ski area. 


Again for 2018 all our skier and snowboarder customers can enjoy a 20% discount on equipment rentals at all Pic Blanc stores, with one of its ski shops very conveniently located inside the InterContinental Mzaar Mountain Resort and Spa, Lebanon.  Green Monday period ski packages can be found on our Green Monday section.



Regular Season Holiday Package Prices to Faraya Mzaar, Lebanon Ski Resort from Cyprus


As prices for air tickets can fluctuate a lot very quickly we choose not to present our ski holiday prices online. Please call our Direct Ski Line (22663477) or email us with your request for a ski or snowboard holiday to Lebanon letting us know your preffered dates and number of persons in your group.  We are committed in replying fast and with the best possible deals for your Lebanon ski holiday!


All our packages to the Faraya Mzaar ski resort include round trip flights between Larnaca, Cyprus and Beirut, Lebanon*, hotel accommodation based on double occupancy, transfers between Beirut airport and your hotel in the ski resort, as well as all taxes.  Minimum stay requirements might apply for certain dates. Prices are in Euro per person for non holiday periods**.  Other hotels can also be arranged on request.  Lower prices are available for larger groups.


As with every year you can again get significantly discounted ski lift tickets from the offices of the resort operator.  Costs for Faraya Mzaar ski lift tickets for the 2018 skiing season in Lebanon will soon be displayed.  Again, as in previous ski seasons, the best place to buy your Mzaar ski lift tickets is the resort's main office near the InterContinental hotel.  A big part of the mountainous road around Faraya has been resurfaced and transfers between Beirut and Mzaar will be more comfortable.   Also all other information we feature on our website for the Mzaar ski resort such as ski/snowboard instruction costs will be updated soon.  Our Faraya Mzaar, Lebanon weather forecast is fully operational and the ski lifts operational conditions hopefully will work better this season.


Varianos Travel makes sure to offer you some of the best values for your skiing holidays in Lebanon and other carefully selected destinations.  We strive to provide you with a wide choice of resorts for your skiing and snowboarding pleasure, while catering to all budgets and offering you great serviceWe believe our prices are the best you can get from anywhere and all our ski packages include transfers between Beirut airport and Faraya Mzaar area hotels, as well as convenient flights between Larnaca, Cyprus and Beirut, Lebanon with MEA (Middle East Airlines).  You can find prices for our ski packages to Faraya Mzaar in Lebanon at hotel specific web pages also. 


We hope to see you at the slopes!


With my warmest regards,


Elena Varianou Loucaidou

Call our Direct Ski Lebanon Line +357 22663477!

or email us at

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday from 08.00am – 05.30 pm (GMT +2.00).



Mzaar slopes and lifts information:

Map of Faraya Mzaar ski area, Lebanon

Mzaar lift base, Lebanon

Faraya Mzaar, Lebanon

Ski lift ticket prices


There are plenty of reasons why our customers prefer the Faraya Mzaar ski resort in Kfardebian, Lebanon for their ski breaks.  More than just Lebanon's proximity to Cyprus, the ski area is professionally run, boasts 80 kilometers of runs, has a capacity of over 20,000 skiers per hour and features 18 lifts and 10 grooming machines.  The difficulty of the slopes varies with very gentle elevation and plenty of wide space in the beginners runs (Baby, Ecole, Donald, Mickey, Pettit Source) to challenging descents in the Rocher, Nabil and Mzaar pistes.  All slopes face North or East.  Please refer to the following table for details on the lifts and slopes available.  Click here to view current conditions of the slopes.


Faraya Mzaar ski resort lifts and slopes details
Lift name Domain Type Number of skiers Departure altitude Arrival altitude Vertical rise Lift length Average slope Lift duration in minutes Skiing difficulty
 Jabal Dib Jonction  Chair 3 1874 2296 422 1586 15.2° 12 Medium
 Jonction Jonction  Chair 3 1893 2056 163 574 16.3° 5 Medium
 Mzaar Jonction  Chair 3 2045 2463 418 1504 15.9° 11 Difficult
 Nabil Jonction  Chair 3 1950 2220 270 703 22.0° 6 Difficult
 Rocher  Jonction  Chair 2 2087 2296 209 854 14.0° 6 Difficult
 Rouge Jonction  Chair 3 1958 2296 338 977 19.8° 7 Difficult
 Baby 1 Jonction/Baby Chair 3 1874 1950 76 693 6.3° 8 Easy
 Baby 2 Jonction/Baby Drag lift 1 1893 1913 20 213 5.4° 3 Easy
 Ecole Jonction/Baby Drag lift 1 1930 2056 126 415 17.4° 3 Medium
 Refuge Refuge Drag lift 1 1852 2035 183 720 14.6° 4 Medium
 Refuge - Drop off Refuge Chair 4 1852 2035 183 740 14.2° 6 Medium
 Refuge Refuge Chair 4 1852 2055 203 1343 8.7° 10 Medium
 Cabane Warde Chair 3 1960 2347 387 1518 14.6° 11 Difficult 
 Donald Warde Drag lift 1 2018 2043 25 240 6.0° 3 Easy
 Lac Warde Chair 3 2020 2173 153 680 12.9° 6 Medium
 Mickey Warde Chair 3 2020 2065 45 494 5.2° 5 Medium
 Nord Warde Chair 3 2018 2336 318 1372 13.3° 11 Medium
 Petite Source Warde Drag lift 1 2018 2125 107 479 12.8° 3 Easy
 Vallon Warde Chair 2 2090 2176 86 314 15.7° 4 Medium


    In cooperation with the owners of the Faraya Mzaar ski resort, Faraya Mzaar s.a.l., we are pleased to present in our website the current status of all ski lifts in the resort.  Please click here to view which lifts are operational.  Click back to return to this page.

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